Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., beginning July 13 (8 week session)
Cost: AAI Members – $140, Non-Members – $155, Additional supply fee if desired at $50
Introduction: This class will give participants a thorough introduction to the encaustic medium and methods. Artists with experience in any artistic media will find this class interesting as well as inspiring. In this class, students will be able to combine found objects and collage materials into their work or create images directly with wax. Demonstration of technique will accompany each of the projects. Students are encouraged to bring found objects, photographs, paper and other interesting materials to the workshop to incorporate or imbed into their artwork. Class participants will leave with finished artworks and the knowledge of where to buy materials, how to make encaustic medium, suggested books to purchase, a list of artist’s websites who work with encaustic, and tips on how to set up your personal studio. Class size is limited so make sure and reserve your place in the class today. No prior experience is necessary.
Class fee pays for the following and includes
Use of classroom, heated pallets, available carving tools, use of propane torch and heat gun, paper towels, latex gloves, textures, items to embed, and waxed paper. Basically, all necessary tools will be provided.
$50 Supply fee pays for the following
4 colored wax cakes, 2 encaustic medium cakes, 2 grounds (panels to encaustic on) *additional grounds and wax will be available for purchase.
Apron, sketchbook/notebook, masking tape, any inspirational objects or images, photographs, fabrics, rusted objects, stamps and ink pads, any found objects such as buttons, bottle caps, string, elements from nature or anything else you may draw inspiration from.
*Additional grounds and materials will be available to purchase.
*If classes are not all used within 1 year of payment, refunds are not available for remaining classes.