Experience the magic of an ancient art form!
Encaustic is composed of beeswax, tree resin, and oil pigment, applied hot and fused to create a beautiful, translucent surface. Encaustic has been used for over 2,500 years. It was used by Egyptians to paint the famous mummy portraits, and now their ancient art is being rediscovered by contemporary artists. Learn the basics of encaustic, using heated, tinted beeswax to create your own distinctive work of art. Experience mixing colors on a hot palette, fusing layers, incising and scraping, and creating texture and transparency. The basics about equipment and tools, substrates and safety will be presented.
There will be step by step demontrations and tie to work on several pieces.
Instructors - Carla Benjamin, Diane Runberg
All supplies will be included. Do bring an apron, a bag lunch, optional heat gun (if you have one), and any collage items you would like to use.
This class will take be held on Saturday, October 29th from 10am-3pm.
Class size will be limited. Cost for the class will be $65 for TCAA members, $75 for non-members.
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