WEEKEND ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP

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WEEKEND ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP

160.00

During this workshop, you will briefly explore a variety of mixed media processes within the exciting realm of encaustic.  Encaustic paint is an ancient medium composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments.  Worked from a molten state, this versatile paint makes richly colored paintings and is a superb vehicle for mixed media exploration.  You will be introduced to the following basics of working with encaustic: using temperature controlled electric griddles as palettes, heating and fusing layers of wax with heat guns, making homemade encaustic medium, preparing painting surfaces, brush application of paint, creating a variety of encaustic surfaces, mark-making with a variety of tools, image transfer, and incorporating collage elements into your design.

What to bring: A variety of collage elements and photocopied or laser printed images (NO INKJET) - small, high-contrast images are the easiest to begin with.  Some suggestions for collage materials include: papers (scraps are excellent) such as tissue, magazine images, newspaper, old prints/drawings, lightweight fabrics and thin scrapbooking papers.  When selecting collage elements, look for materials that are somewhat permeable.  Color, composition, texture, translucency and individual exploration will be emphasized as you transform your collage and image transfer elements into your own piece of art!

 

 

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