Encaustic Effects with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2X20
Date/Time: Monday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Learn to create encaustic effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft, luminous effect of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels and mediums and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with encaustic-like formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax-like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. $10 materials fee paid to instructor.

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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 2X38
Date/Time: Friday, September 14, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ENCAUSTIC POPPIES
CLASS ID: 2X39
Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

ENCAUSTIC APPLES, PEARS & PEPPERS
CLASS ID: 2X40
Date/Time: Friday, October 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 2X41
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sylvia Benson
Encaustic is an ancient art form dating back to the Greeks, which was revived by Jasper Johns and has gained popularity since the 90s. Join in on a new endeavor of working with hot beeswax which contains a resin as a hardening agent and pigments of many colors. This medium is exciting because of its flexibility and versatility. Wax can be moved with a hot air gun, textured with tools, embedded with beautiful paper, and turned into a collage. Step-by-step instruction and individual attention will help you develop your painting in this wonderful medium. $20 material fee covers all materials to make one painting; students who wish to make more can buy extra materials for an additional fee. Classes are limited to 6 students; sign up early!

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