December 15, 2012, Visarts, Richmond, VA


The Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA


Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. It can be smooth and shiny, textured and three-dimensional all on the same painting. We will explore melting and fusing, line and edge, working with paper, texture photos and collage. It is ideal for working abstractly or in a more representational style. Encaustic, once an ancient process, is now updated with new tools and equipment. The participants will be supplied with a small wooden panel 4x6 inches for each of the techniques demonstrated. Bring your own 9x12 inch boards for larger work. This is a solvent free medium. Equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools will be provided . No prior encaustic experience necessary. A materials list will be e-mailed upon class confirmation.

Visual Art Center
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220


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