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Encaustic Painting Workshop

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

This intermediate to advanced level course explores visual design and painting techniques such as color, composition, form and expression - through the use of encaustic paint. Students learn and refine fundamental painting skills (color mixing, composition, value, layering), gain new methods for mixing encaustic paint with various media (oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal, collage, photographs), and develop their own unique subject matter and imagery to create visually expressive work. Projects introduce traditional and non-traditional approaches to still life, landscape, figure, and abstract subjects. Students may explore both painterly and sculptural approaches using encaustic. Working from life, photographs, and imagination, students complete four projects over the 8-week course.

First class materials: Tool Kit may be purchased from Graphaids Art Supply Store located on Otis Campus

Basic Encaustic Tool Kit for Beginning Students:

1 1b of Enkaustikos Encaustic Medium(1st choice) or 1 lb. of Jacquard Encaustic Wax Medium
1 bag of Slick Wax for cleaning brushes or a 1 lb. bag of Soy Wax for cleaning brushes
1 ¾”Angled Enkaustikos Hog Brush or a selection of natural hair brushes (buy a variety of sizes of flats and rounds
2 1” Hake Brushes
1 Enkaustikos Quinacridone Red or Magenta Stick
1 Enkaustikos Ultramarine Blue Hot Cake or Stick
1 Enkaustikos Indian Yellow Stick
1 Enkaustikos Titanium White Stick
1 Enkaustikos Bone Black Stick
1 6x6 (pack of 4) Ampersand Encausticbord


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