Intro to Encaustic Painting @ robertkent gallery

Robertkent Gallery

Intro to Encaustic Painting

Sunday, April 15, 2018 / 2:00pm-6:00pm

$130 plus $20 supply fee

Register by calling RKG: 770-630-7193

85 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Ironing/Intermediate Techniques Encaustic Painting @ Spruill

Spruill Center for the Arts

Ironing as an encaustic wax painting technique results in a unique and beautiful experience for the artist and the viewer. Surfaces can be created to emulate coral-thick and textural; or thin layers of pigmented, natural, unbleached beeswax can be fused to watercolor paper or wood surfaces revealing subtle, transparent layers of color that seem to pulsate and move before the eyes of the beholder.

In this encaustic workshop, learn the method of ironing wax to develop what Penny calls, “Selfscapes,” representations of sky, sea, ground, or simple yet stunning abstract fields of luscious color. You will leave this workshop with several encaustic wax masterpieces on paper and wooden substrates. While moving gracefully with the flow of the molten wax under the hot iron, you may find yourself swimming within serene waves, floating amongst translucent clouds and experiencing a healing that is born from the freedom of creating abstract beauty without restriction.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Register here for $190 or save $20 with Spruill membership.

Materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $35 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. See for information regarding the Materials Kit and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

Encaustic 101 with Penny Treese @ Fountainhead

Explore the ancient technique of encaustic painting that has made a recent resurgence in popularity. Learn the basics of color-pigmenting molten beeswax, applying luscious layers to wood surfaces and heating with a blowtorch  to fuse and preserve the painting.

Additionally, history and material safety will be covered, and several techniques will be demonstrated including layering, creating and applying translucent washes and opaque color, scraping, texturing, care instructions and more. You will see why this medium is gaining popularity quickly as you discover the freedom and forgiveness of painting with wax!

March 29th 6-9PM, 2018

Thurs. Evening 6-9pm

Visit Fountainhead Art Space to register

$95.00 Plus $15 supply fee to instructor 

Class size limited to ten participants.