Mixed Media Encaustics

April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
$70/$65 for VAC members plus a $55 supply fee

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic” workshop on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10 am – 2:30 pm. The class will be held in a unique rainforest setting in a covered outside area at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks, etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials embedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth.

You will learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to make your own medium.  Encaustic techniques, photo transfer, along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you.

Mary will provide encaustic paints, panels, and handmade paper to use as substrates and an assortment of marking tools and brushes, interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Advanced students may consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. The class fee is $70/$65 for VAC members plus a $55 supply fee. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Space is limited. For questions regarding the workshop content or special projects, Email Mary- at artsasylum@gmail.com.


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