During the first class meeting students will learn a brief history of encaustics and see examples of contemporary artists works using the encaustic medium. Each week there will be demonstrations of various techniques. Handouts including a shopping list of best materials and where to purchase them, best practices, and safety precautions will be provided.
The last class meeting will include a brief critique and discovery-sharing session. Safety and simple ways to set up a home studio to continue these technique beyond the workshop will also be discussed during that meeting.