Encaustic: Painting with Wax
Date: May 16, 2020
All participants are welcome, regardless of experience.
All supplies and materials will be provided.
The method of Encaustic painting involves applying hot molten beeswax colored with pigment to a painting surface, which is then “fused” (melted) with a torch or heat gun. This creates a variety of surfaces with textured and transparent layers. Encaustic painting allows the use of a wide range of tools and the process of transparent layering. Encaustic wax has many of the properties of oil paint: it can give a very brilliant and attractive effect and offers great scope for elegant and expressive brushwork.
The workshop will offer a hands-on
demonstration to students to experience the many possibilities of Encaustic painting. A brief history and description 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 creating texture and working with collage and stencils. Each participant will have the opportunity to create a several encaustic pieces.
Carissa Brudos is an UW- La Crosse Alumni. She has earned her BA in Visual Arts and a MEPD degree in Art Education. She has been teaching visual art education in the School District of La Crosse since 2001 and currently teaches elementary art at Summit Environmental School. Carissa has been working with Encaustic art for the past several years and exhibits her work locally.
Questions? Please call 608-785-1434.