Encaustic painting is the process of using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you’ve ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This 12-lesson online workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, the sorts of equipment you’ll need, setting up your work space, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, working safely with your materials—everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings.
Lesson 1: Set-up and Safety
Lesson 2: Brief History and Fusing Clear Wax
Lesson 3: Adding One Color
Lesson 4: Working with Opaque Colors
Lesson 5: Working with Transparent Colors
Lesson 6: Mixing Colors
Lesson 7: Burnishing Tissue Paper
Lesson 8: Japanese Paper with Drawings
Lesson 9: Charcoal Transfer
Lesson 10: Carving and Inlaying Line
Lesson 11: Thread and Linen Paper
Lesson 12: Finishing/Polishing your Paintings
Note: Materials used in this class may contain ingredients that are harmful to your health. We want you to be safe so follow manufacturer’s instructions carefully and work in well-ventilated areas.
Petalous 3 — 28″x28″