Encaustic Intensive (Register by September 22)

October 1, 2019 - October 3, 2019

3 Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taught by Taleen Batalian

Encaustic Painting, an ancient technique that uses molten beeswax, oil paint and resin to create versatile and luminous surfaces, can offer you the opportunity to expand your repertoire of mark making. This course is designed to:
Day 1: Teach you the fundamental skills and techniques of painting with hot
Day 2 + 3: Expand on your skills to develop your own visual language with encaustic with time and space to work more deeply into your paintings. We’ll visit The Museum’s exhibitions/collections for drawing and photography exercises that will serve as sources of inspiration for paintings. Experimentation will be encouraged to help you discover the many possibilities of this versatile medium.

Supplies provided
Beeswax, resin, heating tools (flat irons, heat guns, griddles)

Supplies to bring
• 3 – 5 hard panels approximately 10″ x 10″ x 1″ or deeper (MDF board, birch, plywood or hard board)
• 4-6 tubes of oil paint (various colors)
• 2″ natural bristle brushes (at least 4) – cheap painting brushes from Home Depot are fine as long as they are natural bristle
• 1/4″ natural bristle brush
• Various scraping tools (awl, large sewing needle, wood – carving tools)
• Palette knife
• 6 cup muffin pan
• Rags
• Collage materials to incorporate with encaustic (string, small beads, found images from newspapers and magazines etc.). Visual sources of inspiration (objects from home or nature for still-life paintings, books

Location and Parking
Our School is located at 26 Liberty Street. Museum School students and visitors may park in the museum lots in front and back of Griswold house, or on Liberty Street. Cars parked in the other lots risk being ticketed.

Education and Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.