November 18-19, Saturday/Sunday, 9AM – 4PM
Creative Therapy - Encaustic Workshop: Beginner and Intermediate Level
Encaustic art is the oldest and most primitive form of painting, yet has emerged as a fresh art form in current culture. It combines natural beeswax, tree resin, pigment and flame with inks, oils, papers, textiles, carving, marking and layering in a unique, challenging way. Each painting emerges as a unique piece of art that has a natural luminescence. This medium is challenging and therapeutic in creativity.
Cost: $450.00, includes all materials except art boards (not canvas)
Students to bring: 2-4 hard surface cradled boards (Blick.com online, or Blick store Salt Lake) or any hard surface masonite type board. Max size 12”x12”. Students to also bring: apron, lunch and beverage.
Workshop Focus: This workshop will focus on basic encaustic techniques, including board preparation, layering of wax, additive techniques, excavative techniques, transfers, image layering, and composition. The workshop will be full of learning and ideas for both beginners and intermediate students. papers, textiles, carving, marking and layering in a unique, challenging way. Each painting emerges as a unique piece of art that has a natural luminescence. Each student will have a significant amount of one-on-one instruction and assistance. Some new techniques will be discussed for intermediate students, while improving capabilities in basic techniques. The class will be creative and challenging for all levels of students. Beginners are welcomed! Class size 6-8 students.
Supplemental Ideas: Prior to workshop, students are asked to search online: “encaustic artwork” or “encaustic artists” for exposure to types of art, techniques, and possibilities. Students are encouraged to come to class with ideas for personal expression in this medium.