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Essential Encaustic Techniques

Thu, August 10 @ 9:00 am - Sat, August 12 @ 4:00 pm

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Explore how to create translucent, layered paintings only achieved with molten beeswax on Ampersand Encausticbord. A brief history and description of Encaustic painting will be discussed as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports including application of grounds and fusing. An overview of a variety of techniques will be demonstrated such as image transfers, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. There will also be lots of studio time and one-to-one instruction. You will create paintings that will develop your aesthetic and artistic voice with this medium. All levels welcome and most supplies including R&F Paints, Ampersand Encausticbord, and Silverbrush Ltd. brushes are provided.

Studio 21
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Open to All Levels
Registration Notes

Adult classes must meet a minimum number of students 45 days ahead of the class start date (Jun 26, 2023). Once a class has reached minimum enrollment, registration will remain open 1 – 2 weeks before the class start date.

If a class has met minimum enrollment and been confirmed, no refunds will be given within 45 days of the class start. Click here to review our full cancellation policy.

Adult scholarships are available based on financial need. Click here to apply for a scholarship.


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