ArtNet (Arlington Artists Network) Meeting

Cathy will lead us as we begin to experiment with encaustic painting!

Traditional encaustic painting uses beeswax and pigment to ‘paint’ a surface, usually in layers, sealing them with heat. To get a feel for working with this medium, we will be using melted crayons, which are similar in texture. We will be exploring different techniques to applying the hot wax. You will work on your own unique creation.

Bring:

--an old and/or inexpensive small paint brush—something you would not mind throwing away

--a small rag; cotton works best, especially part of an old T-shirt

--any unwanted or broken crayons—doesn’t matter how small

--crayon sharpener, if you have one

We do "Show & Tell" at each meeting, so bring samples of your work.  Feel free to bring works in progress for feedback / critique.

If you have info about shows you are in or opportunities for showing, please share!

Everyone is welcome to bring either munchies or drinks to share and you are encouraged to tell other artists about our group and invite them to come and check us out!

We ask our ArtNet members to contribute $20 per year as dues to cover costs of the space, materials, and the web Meetup site.


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  • Paupers Art G.

    Glad you all had fun tonight, see you next month for the masks!

    1 · September 30

  • Lauren

    This will be my first event, looking forward to it. Wondering how messy encaustic painting is (if I should wear my paint clothes).

    September 30

    • Sue T.

      We are doing a simplified version of encaustic painting by using crayons and heated irons. I wouldn't wear my best clothes, but we rarely get messy! : ) I am so excited to have you in our group!!! : )

      September 30

  • Pamela O.

    Looks like things are going wonderfully! I'm so proud of you all for your enthusiasm and support of each other. It looks like I might be doing the Art Dinner Experience down here, got lots of interest and will probably connect with a local charity to benefit to get more exposure and do some good while having fun! I'll keep you posted on how it's going! Hugs to all!!

    September 26

    • Steven D.

      You go Pamela. I really think your work will catch on very strongly down in FL. Keep going foreword full force.

      September 26

  • Steven D.

    I will be there nice and early. I'll bring the 2 paintings that we will pu up at Arlington Green that evening. See you then.

    September 26

  • TOBI STAR A.

    I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THIS WONDERFUL ART GROUP !! TOBI ABRAMS

    September 26

  • Lynnea R. S.

    I will be at the meeting. Thank you.Lynnea

    September 25

  • Sue T.

    Reminders:
    If you have made it through the first round of the jury process for the Arlington Green Show, please bring your juried pieces with you to our Meetup Group on September 30th. Remember that all pieces must not have any unfinished edges. They must also be wired and ready to hang on the 30th. If everything looks professional and is ready to hang, your piece(s) will be in the show! Also Bring:
    --an old and/or inexpensive small paint brush—something you would not mind throwing away
    --a small rag; cotton works best, especially part of an old T-shirt
    --any unwanted or broken crayons—doesn’t matter how small
    --crayon sharpener, if you have one

    I look forward to seeing everyone! Dean and Kathy have been busy preparing for our project on Tuesday! I would also like to ask each of you to think about what activity you would like to share with the group! I will be looking for a project host for October! : )

    Take Good Care,
    Sue

    September 25

  • Lynnea R. S.

    Good luck to you in your new digs. Miss you!

    September 10

  • Pamela O.

    Hi all! Finally getting out of boxes here. Today I get to unpack all artwork ! Looking forward to having stuff on the walls again. Starting to meet other artists here, there are a lot of arts orgs so I'm going to do my homework before committing to any of them - I want to find a group like ours if I can. Otherwise there will be an ArtNet South . Hugs to all!

    September 10

  • Steven D.

    Hey Pamela, how are you. We all miss you. Hope everything is going great . Keep in touch.

    September 9

  • Steven D.

    I love meeting all other arists and geting gallery information as well.

    2 · September 9

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