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Drawing Fall 2

Drawing & Painting Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Encaustic 101: Painting with Wax

Encaustic, meaning “to burn in” in Greek, is an art form dating back to the fifth century BC. It is a versatile method of painting using beeswax-based paint and a heated palette. This workshop will cover safety, supports, and historic and contemporary uses along with technical demonstrations and ample time to practice. Techniques will including application, fusing with a torch, color mixing, etching, accretion, graphite and Xerox transfers, drawing on wax, collaging, incorporating found objects, creating transparent layers, and working with R&F pigment sticks. We’ll also talk about finishing, hanging, and transporting encaustic paintings. All levels. Code F02D

Studio artist, core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints (NY); teaching: Haystack (ME), Snow Farm (MA), Maine College of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Truro Center for the Arts (MA), Zijdelings (Netherlands); grants: Maine Arts Commission, International Encaustic Artists, Hemera Foundation (CO).

Dietlind Vander Schaaf, "All the Clouds in the Sky," encaustic, oil, gold leaf, panel, 24 x 42 inches