September 13 Six Thursday Mornings 10-1230pm at the Visual Arts Center

2 spots open as of August 26

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, is an ancient painting method that combines pigment, molten beeswax, and resin. Finished pieces can appear luminous, smooth, shiny, or textured, as well as three-dimensional. This makes the medium ideal for working in both abstract or representational styles. In this class you’ll explore melting and fusing the wax, making clean lines and edges, and methods of collage and texture.

Encaustic and Photos at the Visual Arts Center, Aug 25


11-4pm Saturday August 25

Explore ways to incorporate your photos in an encaustic piece. You’ll learn how to add images to a panel as collage or attach the whole image directly to a panel as a basis for further work. We’ll try a pour, then explore layering and surface embellishments only possible with encaustic. Experimental ideas are welcome.