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Introduction to Encaustic Virtual Workshop Test-Run
July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 6, 2020
Learn the basics of painting with encaustic medium. Topics include: safety; materials; basic fusing using an embossing gun, iron, and blow torch; layering colours, both transparent and opaque; along with carving and scraping. If time permits, additional topics will be covered. The workshop will run over three 2-hour sessions. The sessions will take place on Zoom and a digital download of the videos will be available after each session. A suggested material list will be provided by email (it also appears at the bottom of this page). Please keep in mind that this virtual workshop is a test-run. Participants will be asked to provide feedback as to content and what aspects could be improved upon.
The dates will be Monday June 22, Monday June 29, and Monday July 6 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (EST).
Encaustic Iron (available at Waxworks Encaustic)
Metal Tins (small tart foil tins available at the grocery store OR empty and cleaned cat food tins OR more study metal tins available at Amazon, etc)
Small Metal Insulated Clips (available at dollar stores or surplus stores, Walmart, etc)
Blue or Green Painter’s Tape
Work Station covered with something that is heat resistant (hardboard, cardboard, cement board, etc)
Exhaust Fan or similar
Fire Extinguisher nearby