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Jan 9

Encaustics Painting

January 9 @ 10:00 AM - January 30 @ 1:00 PM


Explore painting with hot (melted) wax – the creative possibilities are endless! Encaustic is a versatile medium that allows the artist to build painterly compositions very quickly. Wax layers can be built up and carved into to create complex surfaces, making it the perfect medium for embedding collage elements. Those new to encaustics will learn the basics, from an introduction to the types of surfaces that are appropriate to paint on,  to building the layers characteristic of the medium. More experienced students can explore fusing, preparing a smooth or textured surface, incising, mark making with oil sticks, embedding materials, image transfers and more.

This class is open to all levels of experience, with many demos and plenty of studio time to work on your own.

Bring your own painting panels. All other materials provided.

Panels: At least two, no larger than 8″x8″ each.
Can be wood painting panels (with encaustic gesso or just the unprimed wood), Masonite, Lauon, or clean scraps of wood with no paint or stain on them.


January 9 @ 10:00 AM
January 30 @ 1:00 PM
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River Gallery School of Art


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