Encaustic Workshop / January 18 and 19, 2020

$375.00

INSTRUCTORS | Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
DATE | January 18 and 19, 2020 from 9am to 4pm
TUITION | $375.00 includes all supplies
WORKSHOP SIZE | limited to 6

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION | Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times.  It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression.

This workshop will cover:

  • History of encaustic and view examples of work
  • Preparing digital images for printing
  • Preparation of boards
  • Application of encaustic
  • Introduction to hand coloring on wax
  • Incising in the wax with various tools
  • Image transfer onto the wax with inkjet copies 
  • Layering of images with tissue paper
  • Application of cold wax
  • Various techniques to add texture to wax
  • Dipping
  • Finishing the sides of the boards and proper hanging techniques
  • Care of encaustic art

Any questions, email amanda@asmithgallery.com.

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Cancellation Policy

Please send cancellation via email up to 7 days prior to workshop date for a full refund of tuition.

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