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Encaustic 101: Painting with Wax with Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio course introduces participants to painting using a heated palette and pigmented wax. It covers safety, encaustic history, and contemporary use, while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, mark making, and incorporating found objects. Option to work with a torch as well as a heat gun. Bring an apron and wear closed-toed shoes.
All supplies included in class fee. Supply cost: $50/ student (includes panels, paint, pigment sticks, encaustic medium, brushes, carving tools, collage materials, graphite, heat guns, torches, propane, hot plates, and various other supplies)
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. She has exhibited her work throughout New England, as well as New York, New Mexico, and Florida. A practicing artist, she is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. She serves as the president of New England WAX, a regional encaustic organization, and teaches workshops throughout New England. Her art work is in personal collections nationally and internationally.www.dietlindvanderschaaf.com