June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch break: 12-1)
Cost: AAI Members – $150, Non-Members – $165
(reserve payment required to hold your spot)
This workshop will give participants a thorough introduction to the encaustic medium and methods. Artists with experience in any artistic media will find this class interesting as well as inspiring. In this workshop, students will be able to combine found objects and collage materials into their work or create images directly with wax. Demonstration of technique will accompany each of the projects. Students are encouraged to bring found objects, photographs, paper and other interesting materials to the workshop to incorporate or imbed into their artwork. Workshop participants will leave with finished artworks and the knowledge of where to buy materials, how to make encaustic medium, suggested books to purchase, a list of artist’s websites who work with encaustic, and tips on how to set up your personal studio. Class size is limited so make sure and reserve your place in the workshop today.
Workshop fee pays for the following and includes
Colored wax, encaustic medium, 2 grounds (panels to encaustic on) *additional grounds will be available for purchase, use of available carving tools, use of propane torch and heat gun, paper towels, latex gloves, and waxed paper. Basically, all necessary tools and materials will be provided.
Apron, sketchbook/notebook, masking tape, any inspirational objects or images, photographs, fabrics, rusted objects, stamps and ink pads, any found objects such as buttons, bottle caps, string, elements from nature or anything else you may draw inspiration from.
*Additional grounds and materials available to purchase.