This workshop will introduce you to this warm and wonderful paint and allow time for you to discover how incredibly versatile and forgiving encaustic can be. We will start with the basics of priming appropriate substrates and fusing with heat in a safe studio environment. You will then learn how to apply the paint along with many techniques which can enhance your encaustic paintings. From collage, image transfers, Pan Pastels, graphite and charcoal to carving and scraping, you’ll be surprised by how many ‘wax friendly’ art materials there are! Color mixing, compatibility with oil paint, framing and studio set-up will all be covered. Come and find out what it is about this ancient art medium that is so alluring.”
While most materials, tools, and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop, students must bring the following:
- 8-10 small wood panels to paint on, sized 5×5″, 6×6″, or 5×7″. These can be any wood art board, flat or cradled, even raw plywood, but no gesso or varnish.
- Julie will provide one 8×8″ flat Encausticbord panel per student compliments of Ampersand Art Panels.
- Please wear paint clothes and old shoes or bring an apron or paint shirt.
- A roll of wax paper will be useful for transporting your paintings home.