May 18 Encaustic Painting Workshop at Visarts, Richmond, VA

Encaustic Painting Workshop



All Levels
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. 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. We will explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. You will be given a small piece of board (4x5”) on which to practice each technique demonstrated, and should bring wood panels up to 9x12 for larger more resolved work. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary. For students who have taken encaustic painting in the past this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply or try something new.

Visual Art Center
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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