San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
17 & 18 October
9.30 - 4.00 pm
This workshop will introduce students to the basics of working with encaustic.
Encaustic is an ancient technique where pigments are mixed with molten beeswax and applied directly to the surface of the painting.
Working from a purpose built set up students will experiment with and discover the unique textural qualities of wax and will use it as a way of layering colour at the initial stage of the painting. Instruction will also be given on how to prepare a cold wax medium that can be mixed with either pigment or oil paint. This paste is slower drying an thus allows for more subtleties in colour mixing. Over the weekend Students work on a number of small experimental studies alongside a larger more resolved piece. Advice will also be given on colour mixing and on achieving a balanced composition to the work.