Gettin' Hot: Explore the Art of Encaustic Painting

Gettin’ Hot: Explore the Art of Encaustic Painting

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4-6pm

Location: Meet in the main lobby.

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Facilitator(s): Hélène Farrar, Artist and Andrea Curtis, Education Program Manager

Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop using pigmented wax, and a heated palette! Let's drip, pour, drag, layer, and heat this molten beeswax paint! Explore a rich variety of painterly marks and employ your flat collections of drawings, collected papers, pictures and incorporate found objects into the wax. Classroom modifications will be discussed and together we will collaborate on an arts-integrated lesson connecting this beautiful medium with sustainability, science and even the Ancient Egyptians. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion about historical and contemporary practices. We will also touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care.


 Hélène Farrar,  Artist

Hélène Farrar, Artist

 Andrea Curtis,  Education Program Manager

Andrea Curtis, Education Program Manager