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2 Day Intensive Introduction to Encaustic Painting

  • Sun Jan 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sun Feb 02, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Hive Encaustic Studio

This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to explore the beauty and freedom of encaustic painting, for anyone looking to set up their own home encaustic studio, or for anyone looking to expand thier artistic practice.  This class is technique intensive.  You do not need to have any experinece in encaustics or other artistic mediums for this class.

Over the course of 2 days we will cover safety and general information about encaustic painting, learn how to mix an encaustic palette, how to layer and fuse the wax, and how to embed objects between layers.  We will make marks and create texture through a number of techniques such as incising, imprinting, and scraping back layers.  We will cover basic photo transfers, the hot stylus tool, including the brush tip, pan pastels and india ink.  We will explore a variety of stenciling techniques such as using stencils with pan pastels, stenciling with wax, and how to use natural leaves to create a beautiful stencil as well as ghost images.  Oil sticks and using oil paint, including how to fill lines will also be covered.  


Material List

Wood panels - variety of sizes with a maximum size of 16x20.  We will be working on several pieces at once 


Pan Pastels, oil paint, oil sticks, stencils, laser print outs of black and white photo's.  These items will all be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have specific supplies you would like to use.  


$265 for 2 days

​​​The Hive - Sunday January 26th & Sunday February 2nd 11am-4pm both days.  

*Feb 16th reserved as possible re-make date in case of inclement weather

​​To register email or call 519-497-7646