Sunday, April 15th from 1:00 - 3:30pm
Instructor: Christine Deemer
Ages: Adults 18+ (age firm, as class will be working with heat guns)
Skill level: Absolute beginner to intermediate
Encaustic painting, aka hot wax painting, is an ancient technique that has made a resurgence in the art studios and galleries. Heated bee's wax, tree resin and color pigments are added before brushing the medium onto the wood canvas. Layers upon layers of wax is added to build up color, movement and texture to the piece. Near completion, the artist has an option to add an additional technique, described as a "Shellac burn" to complete the project.
As we will be working with hot wax, students are advised to wear old clothes and closed toed shoes, and to leave any precious or hard to clean jewelry at home.
Materials provided by instructor, included in tuition:
Griddles for melting wax
1" Bristle brush
Oil pastels for encaustic Color
Materials provided by Depo, included in tuition:
1.5" deep 6x6" cradled wooden panel, prepared in advance for painting by Christine
A variety of R+F Encaustic Colors with which to experiment
Materials students can optionally bring along:
Small bristle brushes for adding details, such as #0, 2, 4 rounds, flats, or filberts
Metal, wax, or clay carving tools
About our Instructor:
Perrysburg resident Christine Deemer has found her passion in the encaustic medium. After moving to Perrysburg in 2014, she has been welcomed into the area arts community with open arms receiving accolades, awards, gallery showings, teaching opportunities, and more. Her talent and ambition to continue learning and exploring new mediums beyond her advanced degrees have combined to make her current work in encaustics an artistic sensation. After painting in hyper-realism for the past 5 years she was introduced to the encaustic medium by Toledo area artist Kathryn Housepian. She connected immediately and set up a home studio to pursue the medium. The medium gave way to her applying her multifaceted talent to creating dimensional seascapes so realistic the paintings become a visceral experience. Speaking of encaustic, she states, "hot wax reminds me of clay with its ability to be molded and carved. Working with a liquid that quickly becomes a solid is also exciting".
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Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows, but this class typically sells out. Early registration is encouraged.