Join Nicki for a magical two days exploring the exciting and creative possibilities of painting with wax. This ancient art form has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists.
We will be introduced to the preparation of grounds and materials used in the encaustic process, exploring the basic techniques of layering, fusing, blending, image transfer, embossing, embedding elements and incorporating mixed media such as paper, fabric, oil paint, ink and pastels as well as a variety of mark making techniques.
Encaustic is compatible with any oil based mediums and as such we will explore how it can be incorporated into a regular studio practice. Generally applied to a rigid and porous ground, encaustic can be applied to paper, photographs, wood, ceramic and plaster surfaces. No matter what your current medium or genre, encaustic has much to offer for the mixed media artist.
This course will provide you with all the information and practice you need to start creating your own beautiful works in wax.
$100 (to be paid to tutor) as most materials will be supplied by the Tutor - you only need to bring your own collage materials.