Wax on 1: Introduction to Encaustic Painting / February 10, 2018 / 1pm - 4pm / Garden City Center, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation
Learn the basics of this ancient hot wax painting medium. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike who want to incorporate wax into their collages or paintings. Explore different ways to apply the paints to achieve a variety of effects - ranging from a smooth glass-like surface to layered wax accretion. Learn how to use the heat gun to control the paint and an encaustic stylus to create fine lines and details. Materials, safety, and studio set-up will also be discussed. You will leave with two to four small wooden technique tiles and handouts on supplies, set up, safety, and basic techniques!
Wax on 2: Intermediate Encaustic Painting / February 24, 2018 / 1pm - 4pm / Garden City Center, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation
Take your encaustic paintings to the next level! Learn how to incorporate photos, prints, castings, stencils, and found objects to add depth and dimension to your art. Step by step instruction will be given as you create two to four paintings that include monoprints and relief imprints, cast wax, photos, transfers, collage, and finishing techniques with oils, pastels, and metallic foils.
This workshop is designed for participants with some previous encaustic experience preferably Wax on 1: Intro to Encaustic Painting with Hillary Hardison