Christmas Wabi-Sabi Encaustic Workshop

Amanda Pierce

About this Event

Imperfection is the basic principle of Wabi-Sabi the Japanese philosophy of accepting your imperfections and making the most of life. You will play explore and dive deep into the world of discovery using encaustic wax as your medium. Encaustic is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. You will learn a liberating process of texturing, layering, building up and scraping back to create a fascinating "history of surface." Each piece will be the result of elements converging in a one-time-only way, resulting in fiercely original abstract encaustic painting, honoring your own process of self discovery. Imperfection is welcome. Play is promised and freedom and fun are guaranteed. Take home the principles learned and apply them to your art and your everyday life!
You will go home with several small works on wood, they will make great Christmas gifts!
All supplies included.
Coffee, tea and light snacks provided
Beginners welcome
Cost $140
What Is Encaustic?
Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the natural beeswax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer
What you will learnHere is just some of what is covered in this FUN hands-on workshop:
Learn various techniques, step by step
Melting, layering, painting, mixing colours
Creating smooth or textured surfaces
Collage, embedding tissue papers, gold leaf, silver leaf, bronse leaf nails, feathers, fibers, and threads into the warm encaustic medium.
Small class allows for one-on-one teaching
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