Explore the magical world of encaustic painting and discover a lost art that has captivated painters for over 2000 years. The transparent and luminous effects of encaustic is often what captures the attention of artists. Encaustic means to “burn or heat” and comes from the Greek, enkaustikos.
During this 5 hour class you will learn the basics of encaustic painting, including history, safety, equipment, building smooth and textured surfaces, photo transfer, carving and incising, layering, and collage. Demonstration of techniques will be followed by practice and you will leave at the end of the day with many examples of your own work. Josie's style of teaching is relaxed, fun and non-judgmental.
~$250 per student includes five hours of instruction, use of equipment and all supplies.
For students who are familiar with basic encaustic techniques and want to explore this medium in more depth this is the class for you. You will receive five hours of instruction exploring the limitless possibilities encaustic offers through photo transfer onto a surface, mono printing, texturing and scraping. Bring 3-4 cradled wood panels no larger than 12x12 inches.
~$225 includes most supplies.
In the morning session you will create beautiful images on tissue paper using rusted objects. In the afternoon you will use this paper as collage elements, adding wax and pigment to create your one-of-a-kind encaustic paintings. Bring 2-3 cradled wood panels no larger than 12 inches. All other supplies are included.
~$250 per student includes most supplies.
*Pre-requisite: Familiarity with encaustic painting.
For students who are familiar with basic encaustic techniques and want to explore this medium in more depth this is the class for you. You will receive four hours of instruction exploring the limitless possibilities encaustic offers through photo transfer onto a surface.We will explore transferring black and white images from computer to laser printer using parchment paper then transferring image to wax surface. I will show you how to mount images on to a wood panel, and we will see the effects of using carbon paper and gold foil. Bring 3-4 wood panels no larger than 12x12 inches.
~ $225 per student includes most supplies.
Do you have an idea brewing or a project you want to refine and finish? Work on your own project in my studio where you will receive guidance and individual attention in a supportive environment, or you can explore on your own. Equipment, wax, pigment and tools available for you to use.
~$50 per hour.