Durham Arts Council
Class Detail

Exploring Encaustic

Location: DAC

Room: Anderson Powell

Jul 3, 2012 (one day)

Meets 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
on Tue

Tuition: $27.00
Level: All

Status: This class has been canceled
Learn the basics of Encaustic painting, collage, fusing techniques and surface treatments during these exciting workshops. Encaustic painting is an ancient, versatile and engaging method of creating art with hot wax. We will address safety issues (ventilation, temperature control, proper fusing and equipment use), explore fusing techniques, paint application, collaging, carving and surface techniques, how to create translucent and opaque layers, how to make encaustic medium and how to ensure your final work is properly cared for and archival. Although each class is available as an introductory course, students are encouraged to attend all 6 classes so that they may learn as much as possible in an open studio setting, as well as learn from and collaborate with other students. Ideally, each student will have a completed piece at the end of each class. Each workshop is $27. A $35 materials fee is due to instructor at each workshop. Please check DAC website for additional supply list.

Instructor -- Libby Lynn
Libby Lynn is a full-time working artist in Durham, NC. She was certified in Encaustic Painting at Penland School of Crafts in 2008. She has been teaching encaustic painting workshops for over 5 years, and enjoys working with beginners and experienced encaustic painters.

Required supplies for this class:
  • - Encaustic paint (at least three colors)
  • - Natural Hair Brushes (One fan brush, sizes 8-12; one 2 ½” Hake brush; various small brushes, sizes 2-8. Inexpensive Bristle brush kits are recommended)
  • - Oil pastels (student or studio grade; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black, white and earth colors like burnt umber, raw sienna, yellow ochre, etc.)
  • - Fusing tools (Hair dryers, heat guns, quilting or encaustic irons, butane torches, propane torches, lighters)
  • - Carving tools (Pottery tool kits for beginners are best)
  • - Collage materials (craft papers, magazines, printed photographs, books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Recommended Reading:
  • The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera
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