In this way, my first students had a blast along with me!! It was an introduction to Encaustic Painting, VERSATILITY IN WAX. In this hands-on intensive workshop, they got the chance to explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic art - painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. They learned the basics of this ancient technique that has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available for artists today, offering many exciting and creative possibilities!
|Melting the encaustic paint|
|Different torches, good for fusing|
along with the heat gun
|Mixed media materials, |
stamps, stencils and more..
I taught my students about the basic materials and formulas used in encaustic, and we discussed safety procedures, supports, and grounds, along with a variety of tools and techniques for fusing. As well as demonstrations for glazing, transparencies, building up of texture, layering and scraping/scribing, alongside image transfer and how to embed collage elements. As shown in the pictures below...
|Fusing with the heat gun.|
|Demonstrating different techniques on|
how to incise and scrape the surface
|Transferring images into the wax|
|Applying other media|
in this case, Pan Pastels
|Fusing powdered charcoal (Demo)|
And here's what my students did...
|Fusing the layers|
|Using Mixed Media techniques with encaustic|
The end results...
Thanks to Cheilaugh Harvey for taking most of the pictures above!
I started a second intensive workshop this week that I have divided into two mornings, and here's what my students have done so far...
|And the fun begins...|
|Some of their works!|
|The proud artist with her textural work!|