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Encaustic is an ancient process in which colored pigments are added to heated beeswax, which is then applied to a surface. The technique has both painterly and sculptural aspects, using special tools and brushes as the wax cools to the surface. Other media can be incorporated into encaustic, such as photographs, to achieve layered and textured effects.

Upcoming classes

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 3749 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN
    • 6

    Transform your photographs with pigment and wax by learning the process of photo encaustic in this hands-on weekend workshop. We’ll talk about paper selection, mounting techniques and materials, painting techniques, glazing, scraping, image transfers, stenciling, imbedding objects, and adding texture and color to the encaustic process. You’ll start to develop your skills, aesthetic, and vision for working in the medium and transform your images into works of art. The workshop will focus on experimentation and is open to all skill levels, photographers and non-photographers alike. Learn more about the photo encaustic technique here.

    We will break for lunch each day; please bring a lunch or choose from nearby (walk or short drive) restaurants. All materials are provided.

    Instructor: Working in mixed media, Clare O’Neill combines her photographs with pigments, wax and oils to add a sense of mystery and intrigue to her contemporary photo encaustic paintings. Clare uses rich imagery, bold brush strokes, and playful drips to create paintings full of gesture, spontaneity, and motion. It’s a labor-intensive process where the photographs are printed on tissue paper in multiple pieces, and then carefully imbedded into the layers of hot beeswax. The result—a stunning, modern, ethereal design with a warm textural appeal. See her work at www.ClareONeill.com.

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