Classes - Encaustics

Instructor: Christine Terrell
Introduction to Mixed Media Encaustic Painting
Painting with warm, pigmented beeswax is incredibly fun and, since the wax acts like a glue, it's the ultimate medium for incorporating a variety of materials. Warm wax flows like paint, cools quickly and is translucent, allowing you to build up interesting layers of color and texture without waiting around watching paint dry.
In this class you'll jump right in and explore this wacky, waxy world. We'll start with the basics of how to prime surfaces, mix colors, fuse between layers and how to achieve various textures and effects. From there we'll quickly move on to the really interesting stuff like collage, embedding found objects, sgraffito, accretion, photocopy transfers, stamping, and stencils. Along the way we'll also learn how to safely use the tools and materials, as well as a bit about color, composition and design.
Encaustic is a wonderfully forgiving medium and perfect for the absolute beginner, so no experience or artistic "talent" is required for this class. Students are always happily amazed by their own creations and will leave the class with several small paintings.
Tuition: $195
All wax, supplies and tools will be provided. If you would like to bring a 4"x6" black and white photo, you can use it when you learn how to do the photo transfer.

Next Class TBD.
This is a one day workshop from 10am-4pm. 

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on interest list.

Students always receive a 20% discount on encaustic medium and Encausticboards, and a 10% discount on all other tools & supplies.

Lunch is provided by Blue Moon.