CASA's own Maureen Burke will be teaching an Encaustic painting basics class. It will be from 6PM to 8:30PM on Tuesdays (7/12, 7/19, 7/26) for three weeks starting July 12. The cost is $85 - which includes equipment and most supplies. We hope you join us for this one of a kind learning experience!
According to an online web resource called R&F Handmaid Paints, Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint. Encaustic is a beeswax-based painting medium that is worked with heat. It can be used as a luminous traditional painting medium, but it also has the potential to obscure the boundaries between mediums like no other art material, resulting in works that are just as much about painting or sculpture as they are about photography, drawing, printmaking, installation or a variety of craft techniques. Artists of all kinds are discovering its unifying potential, unique properties and versatility.