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Painting With Beeswax- Creating Textures With Tools

Join in the fun at Forager's Local Creator's night  and learn the ancient art of encaustic painting!


Encaustic medium/paint is a mixture of beeswax, colored pigment, and damar, a tree resin. The tree resin is what makes the mixture durable after it sets. Each layer of encaustic medium is fused together using a heat gun. During application, the encaustic medium is heated to about 200 degrees and applied using a paint brush as a hot liquid on a stiff, porous surface, like wood. It cools quickly which allows for texturing and layering.


In this class you will learn basic application techniques as well as how to use tools to create texture. Texture can be created by either adding or scraping wax and both will be demonstrated. Attendees will have access to all the tools necessary to experiment and create your own encaustic pieces. Each attendee will have the opportunity to create several small pieces on wood panels. No experience is necessary. Ages 15- adult are welcome to attend. 


Tickets are $30 plus a $10 supply fee. 


 


FAQs


 


What can I bring into the event?


Feel free to bring any tools you would like to experiment with. Examples include kitchen utensils or pottery tools. Tools willl also be provided.


 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


bethsieversartist@gmail.com


Beth can also be found at various times throughout the week working in her studion on the second floor of The Castle. Stop by to check out what encaustic painting looks like and ask questions.


The Castle


115 1/2 N Broadway Ave.


Rochester, MN 55906