Encaustic Painting Weekend with Marianne Gibson
Date & Time: September 14-15th, 9am-4pm
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Material Fee: $100 payable to the instructor
Create beautiful paintings by applying a mix of beeswax, tree resin, and oil paint to wood, fusing them together with with heat. Day one will include an introduction to the medium, history, safety, using heating tools to fuse the encaustic to wood boards, and introduction to image transfers. Day two will cover more intermediate topics including making the medium, experimenting with collage, creating different textures, and the challenge of making a smooth surface for image/photo transfers. Students are encouraged to test out these new techniques and get creative. You’ll find this medium to be one of the most versatile and fun art forms out there. No experience necessary! This class will be held in the Boathouse.