WAXING INTENSIVE:Working with Hot Wax & Mixed Media

August 18-20, 2023

This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture & color.  We work with a combination of both dry & wet media, including soft pastels, watercolor, oil paint/ sticks, charcoal, graphite & collage. No acrylic media. All imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists. Beginners in Encaustic are welcome.  Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools, practice surfaces and 1 panel per student.

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Friday-Sunday– a 3 day workshop
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road
 Martinez, CA
Tuition: $400

INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS : 1 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8″x8”  for each student
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 You should  have several pieces for samplers
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 OilNo acrylic paint
3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14”* 1/2″  birch or finished plywood is great


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 pencils
            Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        

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