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Encaustics 2-Day Workshop: Basics 101

February 12–13, 2016
A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
(423) 797-0089 | MAP | WEBSITE

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated wax to create artwork using special tools to sculpt and paint with the wax. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.

Encaustics 2-Day Workshop: Basics 101 will be held Friday-Saturday, February 12-13, 2016 from 10am-4pm. Instructor Joy A. Lawson will teach you the skills you need to continue making encaustics on your own. Class is $250 and includes all supplies and tools needed. You can bring your own objects to embed in your work, and you'll leave with a masterpiece ready to frame!

On Day 1, you’ll learn/experiment with:

  • using the right tools
  • using appropriate surfaces
  • laying down base wax and colors
  • fusing layers and color-setting
  • eliminating air bubbles
  • making heat gun/torch patterns

On Day 2, you’ll learn/experiment with:

  • creating textures
  • creating lines
  • using stencils and stamps
  • building dimension
  • exposing lower layers
  • creating direction and movement

Register and pay by Friday, February 5, 2016! To register and pay, visit A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts in person.

Questions? Ask Joy: joysjoy1000@gmail.com or 928-951-0246, or visit www.joysjoy.net.