WONDROUS WAX!#3 Waxing Hot!




JULY 27-29, 2018

This vibrant workshop includes techniques for working with  Hot Wax . We combine multiple media techniques on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We can begin with watercolor, ink, any dry media, collage, and build with encaustic. maybe add in oil and pigment sticks. Other Media combinations might include,charcoal or graphite . It is the layering processes that are critical. All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters who are excited about working with wax. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and several panels per student. See materials list  below:

Fri-Sun10 am-4 pm                                     Tuition: $ 425   Materials fee $ 75 to instructor
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road Martinez, CA

Tel. 925 937- 6422



Serendipity #11:300

                                   MATERIALS LIST:

 Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $75  to  help defray the costs. Please pay at the workshop. CASH is preferred payment.

2  Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8’x8”  for each student
8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels , soft pastels & Drawing Media, watercolor in spray bottles

1.  You will need 300 lb w/c paper or 4 or 8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in    8 “, 10″ or 12” squares for exercises  ( 4 pieces)(so that these can be mounted later onto panels)

2.Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including: oil paint,oil paint sticks,  oil pastels, water based graphite pencils,   graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint

 3. Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible: Here are some possibilities:

   Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—Up to 24″
Watercolor paper- 300 lb


      Citra Solv Concentrate- 1 pint
      3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
      Scrapers, silicon  spatulas color shapers,
      Scissors, Tweezers,
      Travel size spray bottles for paint spraying/ stencils
     Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos ( optional)
      Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
      Rags/ Wear crummy clothes,
Nitrile gloves ( optional)
     The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful
      Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best) I like Paul De Marrais oil paint sticks      (     (buy online)
      Oil Pastels
       Woody Stabilo pencils ( Amazon sells them)                                         




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