Dates: January 6-8, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
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!
Cost: AGTV Members $135, Non-Members $175
Class Size: Min 6, Max 12
Sign-up: Please submit this registration form or click on the button below.
Deadline: December 15, 2021
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop for a refund minus a $5 processing charge. 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.
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.
- Introductory Presentation: “Encaustic Painting” with 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
- 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 an 8×8 painting using an image transfer and other 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 underpainting
- 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: All the encaustic materials and equipment will be provided for you. However, there are a few optional items you may want to bring from home. View the Supply List.
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 can 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, as well as Chota Rec Center. They are also on exhibit and sale at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville and at the Chota Recreation Center in Tellico Village.
Artist’s Website: www.WatercolorsByLil.com
COVID Protocol: Masks requested when social distancing is not possible.