Encaustic Workshop April 29th and 30th! *FULL*

* This workshop is now full! The next workshop is in June, please email to be put on the waiting list! Thanks! *

It's time for another Encaustic Workshop! I had a great time sharing my obsession with wax with some eager and creative students when I taught a workshop in January. I was again impressed by how easy it is for people to make beautiful things right off the bat. If you are at all interested in painting with hot wax a workshop is the best way to learn the basic. After you take an initial workshop it's easier to add techniques to your knowledge base from a book or a video. Here's the scoop:


10 instruction hours with plenty of studio work time to experiment and make completely pieces. Instruction in buying supplies, making encaustic medium and colored waxes. You will learn many of the basic techniques, some color theory basics and composition direction. All supplies provided for your use in the studio: wood panels, heating tools, carving tools, paper, colored wax, encaustic medium, blow torch, brushes, tins for color, oil pastels, string, yarn, found objects.  You will take home multiple pieces from your work time.


Golden Belt 
Building 3, Studio 103
807 E. Main Street
Durham, N.C.


Friday April 29th         
6-8pm - Introduction to encaustic, and first tries at the technique

Saturday April 30th   
10-12pm - Using color, embedding instruction. Studio work time
12-1pm - Lunch Break
1-6pm - Transfers, oil pastel, carving and incising instruction. Studio work time. 


All supplies provided!


4 spots available only! !
*Workshop now full! Next one in June! *

To register follow this link:  Encaustic Workshop Registration

You will receive a pay-pal invoice for a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. The rest of the workshop fee is due Friday when class starts. 

If the class is full the registration link will be closed. Please email me to be put on the waiting list for the next workshop! The email is: phaedrajean at gmail dot com

What to bring:

A great way to add personality to your pieces is to collect collage material that you are drawn to. Paper, found objects, sticks, buttons, cloth, string, ribbon, photographs, flowers etc... You can also bring photocopies of photographs, text or images to transfer into your wax. Please only bring Xeroxed or laser printed images, not ink-jet. Color or black and white both work wonderfully. It's also wonderful to collect and bring old pieces of wood to paint on. Coming with a stash of things you've collected will mean your pieces will be more interesting and more you!

You may also want to bring a lunch on Saturday. There are not many places to eat near by, but there is a microwave that you can use to heat food if you wish.

Do you know someone who would  be interested in learning how to paint with wax? Please share this information so we can be sure to have a full class! 

Hope you can join us!


shannon newby said...

I really wish I could come! I'll help spread the word though...I'm sure it will be a blast!! :)

Samuel said...

This looks wonderful! I wish I could attend also, and will tell my students about it.