July 3 Four evenings at the Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

Encaustic Painting (all levels)

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Encaustic painting, once an ancient medium, is now updated with new tools and equipment. This process  produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. Artists come to encaustic painting from many other mediums which then creates a dynamic and rich experience.  Areas covered include: safe studio practices, surface preparation and resources.  Various demonstrations will be scheduled with plenty of time to experiment. Participants will learn techniques such as melting through, line and edge, transfers, texture and incorporating paper and photos. Each person can choose to practice all of these methods or just the ones that interest them. At the end of the workshop, artists will be familiar with a range of techniques which they can use in their work.  
Small wooden and matboard (4x5 inches)  panels will be supplied for each of the techniques demonstrated. Bring wood panels up to 9x12" (not clayboard) if you'd like to make larger, more resolved work. This is a solvent free medium. Equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools will be provided by the instructor. No prior experience necessary.   An optional materials list will be emailed to you once you register before the first class.
contact me with any questions. richmondencaustic@gmail.com

For those who have some experience with encaustic painting you can further your ideas or try some new techniques.

Visual Art Center
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220


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