This workshop is an introduction into the wonderful world of encaustic. Encaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate or panel and heat fused. You will learn the dos and don’ts of working with encaustic medium. We will cover the tools, safety, proper substrates (panels) and how to prime them. You will practice applying the melted wax and proper techniques for fusing the medium. You will create 2 panels, learning different techniques using encaustic medium, encaustic paints, pan pastels and oil sticks. Furthermore, you will also learn how to apply silk to your encaustic work.
By the end of this workshop, you will have completed 1 – 4×4 beach scene and practiced embedding items in the wax and how to use pan pastels with wax. You will also make 1 – 6×6 art piece, creating a batik and incorporating it in your art. You will know how to set up an encaustic home studio and have the tools and knowledge to begin your exploration into the wonderful world of encaustic!
Contact Information- Kathleen Fulmer- 727-776-6104
Price – Members- $70
Guest price - $85
Materials Instructor Brings – Supply Kit, included in the Course – includes 3 cakes of encaustic medium, aluminum wax pot, 1 – 4×4 and 1 – 6×6 panels, 1 natural bristle brush, 1 hake brush, tjanting tool, 2 pieces of 7×7 silk for batik and use of pan pastels, encaustic paints, primer and oil sticks.
Materials Student Brings – paper towels and blue tape to prep panels.
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