Beginning Encaustic

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  • February 5, 2015 - February 12, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Kim McGill Stuart
Thursdays, February 5-26
7:00-9:00 pm
4 weeks
$140

Materials fee:
$25
(due at the first class, checks made out to Kim McGill Stuart or cash only please)

Week 1: Color Mixing, Smooth Works of Wax
Learn the basics of creating colorful palettes. Immediately start painting with encaustic wax. Using blow torches we will create beautiful undulating works of art.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mask

Week 2: Texture, Carving, Turp Wash
Explore texture building techniques that give your paintings bold shapes and deep crevasses of color. Using water, blow torches, pottery tools and accretion methods you will explore why painting with wax is so addictive.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves, mask

Week 3: Photo & Collage Encaustic
Learn how to enhance your photograph or composition using encaustic painting techniques. We will also explore collage methods by adding bits of paper, beads or ephemera.

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves,  glue, mask
Bring 8×10, ink jet, no gloss, photos and duplicates of photos, found items and/or collage materials.

Week 4: Student’s Choice…create and critique (old and/or new pieces)
Have a special project? Just want to create a masterpiece? Want to explore a certain technique? This night brings it all together!

Materials Required
apron, (optional) your favorite colors of oil paint or oil pastels
Materials Supplied
2 boards, wax, brushes, additional oil paints, oil pastels, blow torches, mineral spirits, gloves, mask, glue

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within the 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.

 

Venue:  

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Address:
128 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates, Georgia, 30002, United States