Encaustic is a once ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. This process produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. It can be smooth & shiny and textured & three-dimensional all on the same painting; ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. 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. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. Small demo panels, equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.