It sits, molten and ready, in little cans on a hotplate. When it’s hot, it’s wet, and when it’s cold, it’s dry. This weekend workshop will introduce you to "encaustic", the intriguing paint medium made of beeswax and colour. With sawed-off paintbrushes and an array of simple tools, we'll paint, drip, melt, puddle, stamp, scratch, stencil and scrape to get a variety of effects.
If you find that you're "hooked” by the end of the workshop, instructor Sarah Petite will tell you how to outfit your own studio so you can carry on with it.
Instructor: Sarah Petite
Sarah Petite has been painting for over thirty years, twenty five devoted to the study of encaustic paint. Her works can be seen in exhibitions in the region, in several public collections, and on her entertaining website. Petite has taught many workshops in encaustic painting over the years, with considerable experience in passing on the tricks and techniques of this ancient, and newly rediscovered, medium.