THIS CLASS IS FULL
Saturday, March 26
12:00 – 5:00 pm
$40 Arts Benicia members | $60 non-members
Materials fee: $15 optional, includes medium, paint, pigment, brushes, substrates, and equipment.
Location: Arts Benicia Studio Classroom
Workshop instruction includes making the hot beeswax medium and paint, working with pigments, tools, substrates, safety, and a variety of techniques.
Age minimum: Adult
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Description: Encaustic painting is an ancient hot beeswax medium, that is applied as hot molten pigmented wax. It pre-dates oil paint with its history rooted in ancient Egypt.
The process begins with raw beeswax. I render the wax with heat, separate out the honey and add Damar resin to make Encaustic medium. This is the base medium to which powdered pigment is added to create the encaustic paint.
The tools include crock pots, a pancake griddle and a handheld torch. The hot molten encaustic paint is applied to a wood substrate with a brush, then fused with the torch. Colors can be layers, segmented and scratched into. Objects can be imbedded into the wax. The possibilities are endless.
About Judi Morales Gibson:
Judi learned to paint encaustic from artist instructors Bill Harsh, Cari Hernandez, and Lissa Rankin, author of Encaustic Art, the Complete Guide to Creating Art with Wax. Judi has been painting in encaustic since 2007 and has exhibited and sold work at galleries in Carmel, Benicia, Vallejo, and Berkeley. Judi has been teaching Encaustic Painting since 2014. Instructor website: cindergardensteampunk.com
Email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this class.