Learn EncausticExpand Your Art With Encaustic
Join visual artist Candace Law on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 from 10 am to 4 pm each day in a workshop you won’t want to miss! You’ll be hands-on, working with different ways to use photo images you’ve taken and creatively pair them with Encaustic. How fun is that! The cost is just $295, and all materials are included.
You will learn several processes that include:
- transferring images onto a waxed surface
- embedding images printed on thin papers
- hand-coloring photos using pan pastels or pigment sticks
- doing a wax pour
- and other cool things
This will be an exploration of techniques many artists use to bring photographic images into their creative work, and it is going to be a lot of fun. So dig out your phone or camera, go through some old photo prints, and sign up early; there are a limited number of spots available. You will be covering a lot of ground to push and enhance your photo/wax/mixed media work, so some basic experience with encaustic will be helpful.
Demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with the instructor will fill out each day. The discussion and review at the end of each day is a critical part of the learning process, so attendance is expected from 10 am to 4 pm. This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to add to your creative toolbox.
As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. You will be asked to email ahead of the workshop one image that will be printed and glued to a panel ahead of time for you to use on Friday; then bring with you 4 or 5 additional photos or images to use in class. More details will be provided in a separate email in advance of the workshop.
How to Enroll
Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!
Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.
2-Day Workshop: $295
Date and Time
Friday & Saturday, May 20-21
10 am – 4 pm
Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
What Participants Say…
“I just want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, humor, knowledge and expertise! I think you are an amazing teacher and facilitator. You balance info, discussions, demos and work time so naturally. It is very comfy and relaxed yet professional. The freedom to play along with the range of materials and sharing is just such a wonderful atmosphere for growth. You rock!!”
“This was the most enjoyable class I have ever taken. Thank you for your hospitality, kindness, and professionalism.”
“My first venture into encaustic and I love it. I’m hooked. Candace is an excellent teacher. I felt totally welcomed and look forward to more workshops.”
“Thank you, that was a fun class, it gave me a creative spark.”
“I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to doing more.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the encaustic mini-meltdown! I am usually finished with workshops hours before everyone else, but this new adventure captured my creative spirit.”
“Can’t wait to come back. The atmosphere and you are so calming, the instruction clear, fun and helpful.”
I recorded these video demonstrations of encaustic painting for a presentation to a local group of artists. Click on a video to start or on the Playlist icon in the upper right to watch individual segments.
Overview & Basic Process
The Art of Encaustic Painting
By Joanne Mattera
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001
Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
By Lissa Rankin
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010
Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility
By Daniella Woolf
Santa Cruz: Waxy Buildup Press, 2010
Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax
By Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
Cincinnati: North Light Books, 2009
Manufacturer of encaustic paints, oil sticks, other products. High quality. Online resource for all kinds of encaustic information, forums, and workshops they teach. Ask about our selection of R&F products available for purchase.
Enkaustikos! Wax Art Supplies
Manufacturer of encaustic paints. Sells wax, resin, medium, encaustic paints, specialty tools.
Pigments, wax, encaustic paint, brushes, tools, panels. Sells both R&F and Enkaustikos brand supplies.
Discounted bulk supplier of beeswax, damar resin, and misc. items.
Candace Law is an encaustic mixed-media artist. Much of her current work blends an interest in the decayed industrial age and man-made objects with the abstract—as expressed through drawing, found objects, mixed media and encaustic.
Candace has exhibited in several solo shows, as well as numerous regional and national exhibitions—both invitational and juried competitions. She works full-time from her studio in Hazel Park (MI).
Visit CandaceLaw.com to see a selection of her artwork and to learn more.
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