Encaustic Painting Basics Workshop
The class will begin with a brief discussion of encaustic history and proper safety procedures. There will be discussions of basic concepts of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and grounds, sizing, brushes, and tools. Various techniques of paint application, scraping, and fusing will be introduced, as well as how to create different effects through color, drawing, masking, incising, and different textures. Several mixed media materials and methods will also be presented for the students to explore including stenciling, image transfer, collage, and pastels.