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Exploring Encaustic: Stretching the Boundaries of Hot Wax

Exploring Encaustic: Stretching the Boundaries of Hot Wax

Week of November 16-21

$650.00 – $3,550.00 (based on accommodation type)

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This workshop is a creative journey that can awaken the senses as you explore the ancient medium of encaustic. Encaustic is a technique of painting with molten beeswax that dates back more than 4,000 years. This lush medium delights the senses with its gentle fragrance and enticing surfaces. Together we will tap into the creative play that moves us forward, while working with the alchemy and physicality that are inherent in the hot wax medium. You will be guided through daily projects that include panel-based painting, under-paintings that use watercolor and oil paints, encaustic works on paper, and encaustic that incorporates fiber as sculpture and/or texture. This workshop is about tapping into the creative play that moves our work forward. You are encouraged to bring your unique voice to each project, utilizing the materials provided in new and inventive ways. Time will be provided for you to work on each of the class-based projects, as well as hands-on time to develop your desired work. This workshop can awaken the creative senses, as you work with the alchemy and physicality that are inherent in the hot wax medium. This workshop is well suited for those new to the medium as well as experienced painters. One-on-one time is provided throughout the workshop. A materials list will be sent to participants after registration.
($95 materials fee paid directly to the leader)

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