Instructor: Amanda Jolley
Date: Sat, June 1, 2019
Time: 9:30-4:30
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Cost: $100
Maximum: 1
0 students 

by Amanda Jolley

Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The wax is fused with heat and then cools to a solid state. While encaustic may be approached like traditional painting, the wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving, and texture that may not be acquired with other mediums. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.

by Amanda Jolley

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

  • History
  • Safe practices
  • Making medium
  • Mixing paint
  • Fusing
  • Creating a smooth surface
  • Creating layers
  • Creating texture
  • Scraping
  • Incising
  • Mark making
  • Exploring additional applications 
by Amanda Jolley

Student Supply List:

  • 4-6 flat or cradled birch panels or Ampersand Encausticbord no larger than 10×10

All other supplies will be provided.

Lunch: 12-1pm
Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance, or bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

Cancellation Policy:

Students will receive a full refund of tuition less related transaction fees if a request to withdraw is received by Amanda Jolley, Studio Joy no later than 7 days prior to the workshop. Request to withdraw from a course less than 7 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds.

: I do have a studio cat that will NOT be attending the workshop, but unfortunately some of her dander may. Please bring any allergy medication you may need.