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Encaustic Painting and Collage at DAC

  • Durham Arts Council 120 Morris Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this two day weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere between painting and sculpture. This affordable weekend workshop includes two ready-to-hang canvases and unlimited encaustic medium. You can choose to attend both days or one day. Demonstrations will be held at the beginning of each workshop day at 11:15am. You’ll learn painting, collage, translucent layering, surface texturing, sgraffito carving and more. You’ll explore layer building techniques using different fusing tools to create unique surfaces. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have 2 completed pieces of art. We’ll discuss proper care and cleaning of encaustic art for archival purposes. You will learn safety procedures, ventilation and proper care for art pieces and tools. And you’ll get the opportunity to interact with other students and their ideas, as we all learn from one another.