Encaustic Painting

encausticEncaustic Painting with Judi Morales Gibson 


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.

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Judi Morales Gibson

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 jmoralesgibson@yahoo.com if you have questions about this class.