Encaustic events for students under 16


This event has passed, but we will be holding Encaustikids at DAC again in Summer 2017! If you are interested in encaustic for an individual under 16, please contact us. 

Ink, Fire, Irons and Hot Wax: A Week of Encaustic Art

Part of the Durham Arts Council Summer Arts Camp Teen Intensive

Dates: July 11-15, 2016

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tuition: $110 or two payments of $55

Description: Explore adventurous art-making with hot wax, fire and irons! Encaustic is an ancient African painting technique using a unique wax-based medium that we will use to create amazing collages on professional wooden panels. We’ll start by illustrating original or pre-made drawings using Sharpies and other inks, then we’ll use hot wax and collaging tools to seal them onto the panels and build further color and dimension . Our fusing tools will include safety-rated butane and propane torches, hot irons, heat guns and torch lighters. Safety comes first in this class! In addition to learning about encaustic techniques, drawing, color and composition, you will learn safety procedures, ventilation and proper care for art pieces and tools.