Encaustic Painting Workshopcomplete
Experience the process of working with the solvent-free, luminous colors of encaustic in a supportive, experimental and fun atmosphere.
Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. It can be smooth and shiny or textured and three-dimensional all on the same painting. We will explore melting and fusing the wax, making clean lines and edges, texture, and collage. Encaustic is ideal for working abstractly or in a more representational style. You will be given a small wooden panel (4x5”) for each of the techniques demonstrated, and you can bring your own 9x12 inch boards for larger work. The instructor will provide equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools. No encaustic experience is 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