Learn the art of encaustic wax! Join local artist Jenn Leighton to create luminous layered effects on wood using beeswax, resin and heat. In this three-hour class, students will learn the basic techniques of encaustic wax, layering collage elements, incorporating stamping, stenciling and more. All materials, wooden boards, and lots of collage materials will be provided, but students are welcome to bring images that you would like to use in collage, or to serve as inspiration (drawings, photocopies, etc).
Encaustic is an ancient media used to decorate ships in ancient Greece and mummy portraits in Egypt. Contemporary artists have revived the media experimenting with a variety of styles. The possibilities for depth, color and texture are limitless. Each student will leave with their own completed art piece on a wooden panel.