Introduction to Encaustics

11 Mar 2017 10:00 AM | Nancy Crawford
Saturday March 11, 
Sunday March 12 and 
Monday March 13, 2017
10:00am—4:00pm
Introduction to Encaustics (3 day program – small class size)
Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
The Langley Fine Arts School
9096 Trattle St, Fort Langley
Intro to Encaustics

This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to the exciting and dynamic medium of encaustic painting or those needing a refresher program. Some of the topics that will be explored include:

  • Brief history of the medium
  • Encaustic essentials including: supports and grounds, tools and materials
  • Safety precautions
  • Layering and building up your wax surface
  • The fine art of fusing
  • Wood Glue Techniques under wax
  • Assorted Collage Processes
  • Working with graphite in all of its forms – regular, water soluble, and powdered
  • Scraping Processes – including intaglio, intarsia and sgrafitto techniques in wax
  • Applying Metal Leaf, along with a few other surprising techniques
  • Setting Up Your Studio
  • Where to From Here?

Your program tuition includes encaustic medium along with multiple panels for experimentation and image creation. Your tuition also includes the use of hot plates, grills, heat guns and blowtorches, along with other studio equipment and supplies. Upon registration for this class Nancy will send you an additional supply list of some materials that you will want to bring with you to the program as well as an accommodations list for visitors from out of town.

Join Nancy for 3 exciting and fun-filled days of learning and working with wax.
3-Day Program Investment
$525.00 + GST =$551.25 prices are in CDN dollars; an excellent opportunity for participants coming from the US - includes most supplies. 

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