This is a weekly class held Fridays, May 5-26th at Durham Arts council in partnership with Duke OLLI.
Encaustic is a medium dating from the ancient Egyptians and seafaring Greeks that is currently experiencing a renaissance. Discover the fundamentals of encaustic in this comprehensive, extended course. You will learn painting, collage, fusing and carving techniques with emphasis on safety and the proper use and care of tools (torches, irons, lighters, etc.), as well as proper ventilation and the archival care of encaustic-based art. You will learn how to handle glazing, sgraffito, layer-building, texturizing, stenciling and how to best to take advantage of dry pigments, inks, thread, oil pastels and image transferring. Add in some history and a little color theory and design fundamentals and you’ll be ready to explore the wild, beautiful world of wax art. Each class is a specific demonstration/project for that day. A $40 provided materials fee is due at the beginning of the workshop (check or cash). More information will be sent to you as the workshop date approaches.