Encaustic painting – a technique perhaps a thousand years old – has been rediscovered in the last 30 years. It’s a unique medium that involves applying hot colored wax onto wood panels. The more layers of wax you apply, the more your painting appears to glow from within! Scraping, scratching, sanding and wiping make the work even more exciting. The technique has survived because it’s a beautiful and ethereal connection to heat (fire) and light (wax). During this class, students will learn a short history of encaustic art, receive an introduction to materials used and safety practices around painting with hot wax, see a demonstration of encaustic painting, and create their own 5×5” encaustic panel! Also part of the class are some fabulous encaustic art jokes and lots of fun! All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.
Teaching Artist: April Curtis
Cost: $65 Member / $80 Non-Member
Teaching Artist Bio: April holds an M.F.A. in Design from Rutgers University and has been a teacher (theatre, art, and communication) for 40 years. She has been an encaustic practitioner for three years and is an amateur artist.
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