Workshop: Mixed Media Encaustic at Volcano Art Center



Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic” workshop on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from Workshop: Mixed Media Encaustic at Volcano Art Center 10am – 3:00 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to integrate encaustic painting into other media.  Encaustic techniques 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. BONUS! Since the holidays are approaching, you will have the option to make a set of holiday cards to share with your friends and family!

encaustic by marymilelzcikEncaustic 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 imbedded to create translucent layers and a variety of amazing results.

The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $30 fee, inclusive of supplies.

For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



About the Artist

Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper division interdisciplinary experimental program that existed for several years in the 70’s. This transformative educational experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA; and teaching experimental mixed media art and printmaking. 

Photography is an important tool in her creative and documentary projects as well as for capturing images to use as a base for mixed media encaustic paintings and prints.  She also gathers pigments and organic materials to incorporate into her work.

Her artwork has been shown internationally.  In her spare time, she provides strategic consultation and grant writing for small to medium sized nonprofits in Hawaii and California. She has a studio in Pahoa and specializes in mixed media art and printmaking. She experiments with local minerals and plants in her encaustic paintings.

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