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Upcoming dates:
- September 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- September 22, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- October 6, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- October 20, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- November 3, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- November 17, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
- December 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

This 3 hour workshop is an overview of Encaustic painting. Participants will learn the fundamentals of working in this medium and will have a chance to explore multiple techniques. We will learn how to melt, mix, and apply the wax to create smooth and textured surfaces as well as how to incise the wax to create intricate drawings. Collage and photocopy transfers are additional ways to play with this medium. We will discuss how to set up your own space for painting with encaustic including ventilation, safety, and tools. Through demonstration, discussion and hands-on exploration, students will come away with an encaustic painting and will be able to continue on their own. A small class size insures that everyone gets personal attention.

Materials to bring:
Please wear old clothes and shoes, or bring an apron. Bring photos (not glossy), sketches, paper, or other items to collage (optional)

Materials fee:
$20, payable in cash at the workshop. Includes:

  • 2 small wood panels
  • Wax paint*
  • Wax medium*
  • Cleaning wax*
  • Oil sticks*
  • Several small brushes
  • Incising tool
  • Razor blades
  • Latex gloves

*for use in class only

Instructor bio: 
Mari Renwick is an artist/illustrator with a studio in Brooklyn as well as upstate NY. Mari has been doing and showing encaustic work for over 10 years.  Her work has been exhibited in New York and is included in many private collections.

Purchase here:

Earlier Event: September 7
Oil Painting: Session 1
Later Event: September 8
Figure Drawing