Mon, Jan 13, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
This 3 hour workshop is an overview of Encaustic painting. Participants will learn the fundamentals of working in this medium and will have a chance to explore multiple techniques. We will learn how to melt, mix, and apply the wax to create smooth and textured surfaces as well as how to incise the wax to create intricate drawings. Collage and photocopy transfers are additional ways to play with this medium. We will discuss how to set up your own space for painting with encaustic including ventilation, safety, and tools. Through demonstration, discussion and hands-on exploration, students will come away with an encaustic painting and will be able to continue on their own. A small class size insures that everyone gets personal attention.
Materials to Bring:
Please wear old clothes and shoes, or bring an apron. Bring photos (not glossy), sketches, paper, or other items to collage (optional). Students are also required to pay a $20 materials fee in cash directly to the instructor at the workshop.
The Material fee includes:
2 small wood panels, Wax paint, Wax medium, Cleaning wax, Oil sticks, small brushes, incising tool, razor blades and Latex gloves.
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Trestle’s community classes program called Trestle Workshops offers instruction in a wide variety of artist techniques and theories, as well as training in professional practices. This program serves a dual purpose of educating artists in new media and creating jobs for highly-trained teaching artists....
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