Encaustic Painting with Kathryn Bevier

Encaustic is the art of painting, sculpting or printing with a beeswax based medium using heat to bond the layers of wax to a substrate and to each other. Artists have practiced the technique of encaustic painting for over two thousand years. In ancient Greek, Roman and Egypt times, encaustic was a main art form, but throughout history its use slowly faded as oil, watercolor, pastel and even acrylic came into vogue. There have always been artists that kept the medium alive and in the mid 1900’s artists, such as Diego Rivera, and many of the modernist, especially Jasper Johns, brought attention back to this art form. Today, encaustic is experiencing a renaissance with a ground swell of contemporary artists employing this medium. This workshop will offer a multitude of ways in which to work with this fascinating medium.

Supplies:
The instructor will supply all materials.

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