Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Workshop 

beginner, intermediate level

An introductory workshop to encaustic painting, made easy and fun: for the first step we will approach a combination of photography/ inkjet prints with beeswax. Bring in your favorite imagery for a hot treatment: we will be painting on top of the image with layers of beeswax, then incise a fine line drawing in the top layers and add stain for a beautiful patina.

For our second project/artwork, we will do a free layering/painting with a sky/landscape theme (whites, blues and greens for the main color palette).

Participants must bring their own imagery to use in this project. The images have to be inkjet prints, printed on matte photo paper or absorbent watercolor paper. Image size should be 8”x8” – please bring two images to work with.

Materials:  carving and cutting tools, pigmented and pure beeswax, hot plate, glue, brayer, wood panel, stain, oil colors, two 8″x8″ wood panels