Dates: January 5-7, 2023
Time: 9 AM-4PM (Bring your lunch)
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: This class is appropriate for anyone who would like to attend and have a new and exciting experience. Whether you have painted before or not….YOU CAN DO THIS!
Contact Information: WatercolorsByLil@charter.net
Cost: Members: $175, Non-members: $225
Class Size: Min 10 Max 15
Sign-up: Registration is closed
Deadline: December 1, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop. There will be no refunds within 30 days of the workshop. If AGTV or the instructor cancels the workshop, participants will get a full refund. To cancel, fill out the workshop refund request form
Workshop Content: Have fun learning the basic and fascinating techniques of hot wax painting. You will be introduced to the equipment and materials used by beginners and pros; you’ll have six different techniques demonstrated and can try them yourself with individual help to guide and encourage you. For those who attended my encaustic class before, we’ll try some new approaches and techniques.
Introductory Presentation: Encaustic Painting with hands-on examples
Demo I: Encaustic safety, equipment, and paints, preparing boards and mono printing.
You’ll prep your boards and create 1 to 3 mono prints on rice paper I will provide the boards and paper.
Discussion: Importance of fusing, and characteristics of encaustic paints with examples.
Demo II: Collage and imprinting on board to create a painting.
You’ll try your hand at creating two 4×4 paintings with your mono prints and imprinting.
Demo III: Using fluid wax and incising or stamping to create a painting.
You’ll try your hand at a fluid 6×6 encaustic using NASA images (provided) as a reference.
Demo IV: Photo transfers, incising, taping, and stamping to create a painting.
You’ll create 8×8 painting using these techniques.
Demo V: Using various media (pencil, watercolor, pastels, oil sticks, or inks) to create an underpainting and building up a painting.
You’ll begin a 12×12 painting with an undercoat.
Demo VI: Accretion or layering the wax to create textures.
You’ll add texture and other techniques of your choice to your 12×12 and finish it off.
Supply List: Encaustic Supply List 2023
Biography: I love to experiment and create with watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and wax. In 2012, I attended an encaustic demo at Jerry’s Artarama, created two small pieces (one shown above) and was hooked. I found I could use all the media I loved in an encaustic. In wax I could paint abstractly, impressionistically, or realistically! I have exhibited my encaustics in juried shows at Oak Ridge Art Center, The Emporium in Knoxville, and Knoxville Tyson Airport, Art Market Gallery, as well as Chota Rec Center.
Instructor Website: www.WatercolorsByLil.com