4/08/2023 Encaustic Painting Workshop with Ellen Ridenour


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Encaustic Painting Workshop taught by Ellen Ridenour (Hot wax made from beeswax and resin)

Workshop Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2023, 1-5 pm CLASS LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS

Held at the Elkhart Art League Studio, 131 Tyler St #1-B, Elkhart IN 46516

Class Fee: $100 for Members and Non-Members.  Supplies fee $25 additional payable to teachers.

No experience needed, all materials and equipment provided.

Description: An ancient technique that has being revived in recent years, Encaustic Painting is the process of creating artwork using Encaustic medium (a combination of bees’ wax and resin) to create a unique art piece. During this workshop, we will cover preparing the surface with encaustic, applying, and fusing pigments. We will be doing three small panels and using different techniques for each one. We will learn how to burnish copies of photos, art, and do some details of applying shellac to the finished piece, and that’s when the magic happens!

I have items that can be added and incorporated in the piece. Working in a small group will ensure that you will have all the needed assistance from your instructor. All tools and materials will be provided in the $25 class supply fee. You will go home with three finished pieces. I will have small frames for an extra charge that have been made ahead of time. This class is limited to 4 students. I will not be teaching this class again after this fall. I learned this technique from the best teachers at Truro Center for the Arts on Cape Cod on a scholarship two years in a row and also by a teacher that taught me privately that was working and teaching encaustic at Ringling School of the Arts in Sarasota, Flordia. Come and take this opportunity to learn this beautiful art technique from an experienced teacher here at our own Art League Studio in Elkhart.

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