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Encaustic Workshop with Rebecca Torres

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn to paint, collage, and build dimension with encaustic wax!

*Beginners welcome! This is our second encaustic workshop, so the lesson will be slightly more involved than the first, but if you’ve ever held a paint brush (or not) you’ll do just fine!

What is encaustic wax and how is it used in art?

Encaustic consists of natural beeswax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). Once heated to a melting point, it can be applied as a base, top-coat, adhesive, and/or mixed with pigments! This medium lends itself wonderfully to mixed media art, abstract paintings, and even portraiture! In this workshop we’ll be employing the use of oil pigments, pre-colored encaustic paint, collage / assemblage materials and more.

Workshop Prompt: Paint a scene, tell a story

Drawing inspiration from a dream, a movie scene, a personal memory, or just your imagination, use the power of collage, dimension, and color to build a scene that tells a story.

What you’ll leave with :

• Introductory or additional knowledge of the encaustic medium and its artistic applications.

• A full list of the supplies used, and other commonly used materials.

• No rush to finish same day! Take your work-in-progress home and continue building your skill with this alluring medium!

*Small collage surfaces will be provided as part of your ticket cost.


The Resource Exchange
1800 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States