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, adding imagery through collage and scraping to add lines and structure to the piece. Students will also get to explore carbon transfers, incising, and mica powders to finish their pieces. Students will complete 2-3 small pieces.