WONDROUS WAX! Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax!

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                Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax!

                                   4 Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop

This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax
on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor,oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists.Beginners in Encaustics are welcome!. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and two panels per student.

May 25-28, 2018                                                 Tuition: $ 460
Friday-Monday, 9:30am-4:30 pm                 Pre-register: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, Ca 95460   




  Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $85  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
Tubs for pouring Wax


  1. You will need 300 lb w/c paper or 4 or 8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 8 “ squares for exercises
  2. Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:
    Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
  3. 3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible:

          2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14” 


           3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
           Scissors, Tweezers,
           Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos
          Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
          Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt
          The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

          Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best)
          Oil Pastels
          Woody Stabilo
Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        




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