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Introduction to Encaustic Workshop

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Amidon Art Studio

492 Arleta Ave

San Jose, CA 95128

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Introduction to Encaustic Workshop
June 18th - 11am - 2:30pm

Amidon Art Studio
492 Arleta Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Encaustic is the art of painting with hot beeswax. This hands-on workshop is a great introduction to encaustic painting or a refresher for those who has some experience. Learn the basic techniques of encaustic painting including the history of the media, materials/safety concerns, heating tools and fusing techniques, layering, masking, stenciling and other techniques to create beautiful works of art.

All materials will be provided and students will go home with a sample technique board, resource list, instructional handouts and product samples. Class size is limited, age 13 and up.

$85.00 includes all materials

Encaustic Workshop

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Shannon Amidon is an award winning artist from San Jose, CA. She creates mixed media
artwork primarily concentrating on the ancient medium of encaustic painting. She incorporates natural, upcycled and repurposed materials into her artwork, breathing new life into objects that would otherwise be destined for a landfill. Using environmentally safe and sustainable practices is very important to her. In addition to upcycling discarded objects and materials she also makes her own paints using natural earth pigments and binders.

Shannon’s artwork has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2015 she received the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award. In 2011 she was named the SV Creates Artist Laureate, receiving a Fellowship Grant. She was also the recipient of an Eco Art Grant and studio make-over from the Art Inspector part of the Zero One Art and Technology Network.

Shannon has been an artist in residence at The Ayatana Artistic Research Program in Quebec Canada, TechShop San Jose, Herhusid House Artist Residency in Iceland as well as the David and Julia White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. In 2016, 2015 and 2013 she was chosen to create a large, 400lb, 5ft x 6ft public art heart for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

She is active in her local arts community contributing her time, knowledge and art whenever possible. She is also involved in arts education outreach for teens and young artist mentoring.

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