Encaustic Art Workshop

Dates: August 28 and 29 Near Frabrica la Aurora


Many people in our community have expressed an interest in learning about encaustic painting -- painting with molten beeswax and pigments. Painting with warm, pigmented beeswax is incredibly fun and, since the wax acts like a glue, it's the ultimate medium for incorporating a variety of materials. Warm wax flows like paint, cools quickly and is translucent, allowing you to build up interesting layers of color and texture without waiting around watching paint dry.

And now you have the opportunity to learn it for yourself!

In this class you'll jump right in and explore this wacky, waxy world. Using a very guided process, we'll start with the basics of how to prime surfaces, mix colors, fuse between layers and how to achieve various textures and effects. From there we'll quickly move on to the really interesting stuff like collage, embedding found objects, sgraffito, accretion, stamping, and stencils. Along the way we'll also learn how to safely use the tools and materials, as well as a bit about color, composition and design.

Encaustic is a wonderfully forgiving medium and perfect for the absolute beginner,
so no experience or artistic "talent" is required for this class. Students are always happily amazed
by their own creations and will leave the class with their own 10" x 10" painting.

Tuition: $250 ($30 materials fee and $220 teaching fee.)
All supplies and tools will be provided.

Time: 10 am to 4 pm (allowing one hour for lunch)

The two days are intensive, but highly enjoyable.
Students will leave the hands-on workshop with their own encaustic painting
and a solid foundation with which to further explore this unique medium.

Scheduled Dates : Join me on August 28th and 29th for the next class!
Please email
to sign up. I will give you further details on payment.
All workshops take place in my home studio in Nueva Allende, a 7-minute
walk from the famed Fabrica Aurora. Parking is plentiful!
Map and directions will be sent to all enrolled students.

Your spot is confirmed only after payment.
Tuition is non-refundable but is transferable to another student.