Encaustic Workshop: August 5th and 6th

Guess what? It's time for another Encaustic Workshop! It's been a while and I definitely want to fit in one last encaustic workshop before our little girl comes along in early September. It certainly won't be the last workshop I do, but I plan on taking a little break in the fall to figure out how to take care of our baby girl. The exciting news is that I have a new studio mate who is also an encaustic artist and she will be offering workshops in my absence. She will even be expanding the kinds of workshops we are offering to include weekends where you can learn more advanced techniques and explore the exciting world of encaustic sculpture. 

I'll be back teaching in November, but I would love to have you in this next beginning encaustic workshop so you can get started with beginning techniques. If you are at all interested in painting with hot wax a workshop is the best way to learn the basics. 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 complete pieces. Instruction in buying supplies in an affordable way, making encaustic medium and colored waxes. You will learn many varied encaustic 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 August 5th         
6-8pm - Introduction to encaustic, applying medium, 
preparing your panel, fusing, and first tries at the technique

Saturday August 6th   
10-12pm - Using color with colored wax and oil pastel, embedding paper and objects. 
Studio work time
12-1pm - Lunch Break
1-6pm - Transfers, carving and incising instruction. Studio work time. 


All supplies provided!


4 spots available only! !

To register please email me at: phaedrajean AT gmail DOT com
Tuition in full is required to hold your spot in the workshop.

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.

Extra supplies will be for sale. If you are interested in starting your own Encaustic set up we will have encaustic medium, wax, tools, panels, and oil paints for sale. Because we buy wax in bulk we are able to offer encaustic medium and wax at a significant discount from what you will find in any art supply store in the area.  Bring some cash if you want to take advantage of the chance to build your own supply and keep working after you go home!

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!

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

I enjoyed looking at the many wall paintings that you have done. Not being very handy with a paintbrush, even though
I know what I like in the way of art, I took the easier option to order this canvas print from the site wahooart.com .

It’s an unusual work called Forest music 1, by Remedios Varo Uranga, a Spanish-Mexican woman artist.tgorited