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.
--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.