Encaustics: Painting with Texture in Hot Wax

  • Nevada Art Museum Reno, NV

Encaustic is a wildly different way to paint. Tins of hot colored wax are heated on a griddle and cool as you paint. The durability of the medium allows you to stencil and build texture as you paint and scrape back down through your layers. This class will focus on using stencils and accretion to build texture in your painting and then scraping to add lines and structure to the piece. Students will complete 3-4 small pieces, abstract or representational. If you are interested in encaustic this is a great introduction. Materials included with registration. 

Instructor: Jessica Weems
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

Supply list: Any scraping/carving tools you already own (supply will be provided if you do not have any)