Introduction to Encaustic (Dec. 2019)

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic with a comprehensive introduction! Discover techniques from the history of this ancient medium that date back thousands of years. Absolute beginners with no experience are welcome!

Create luminous paintings using melted pigmented beeswax while you learn the simple steps to get started using an inexpensive setup and minimal equipment. If you’ve ever been curious, this workshop is for you. No materials are needed.

Demonstrations will include texture, substrates, grounds surface techniques, collage, mixed media, and 3-D applications with plenty of individuals one on one instruction. Use of all equipment, tools, and some consumable materials will be included.

Meets: (2) Days on Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1-hour lunch break each day)
Dates: Dec. 14 & 15 in 2019
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice. Maximum enrollment is 8.
Level: Absolute Beginner, Beginner, or Intermediate. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Encaustic
Technique: Texture, substrates, grounds surface, collage, mixed media, and 3-D applications
Materials: Includes all use of encaustic equipment, tools, & all consumable materials. Bring notebook paper, pen, pencil, or something to take notes on. Several images of your favorite artist's work, an image of any of your own favorite artwork (to share your artistic sensibility). Wear or bring an apron and closed-toed shoes to work in the studio.

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