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Encaustic Talk and Demonstration with Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Sat, June 10, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Artist, and president of New England Wax, Dietlind Vander Schaaf will provide an overview of the history and contemporary usage of this unique medium, as well as demonstrate some of the techniques involved. Learn the difference between encaustic medium, encaustic paint, and oil pigment sticks, and how artists working with encaustic create depth and dimension in their work.
Encaustic, meaning “to burn in” in Greek, dates back to the 5th century B.C. Used as a contemporary medium, it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax-based paint kept molten on a heated palette. Working on an absorbent and sturdy support, artists mix colors, apply wax, fuse, etch, layer, collage, transfer photocopied images and incorporate found objects.