VIDEO: Studios of Cocoa Beach Offering Two Day Introduction To Encaustics Workshop July 29
By Ann Revels // June 19, 2017
ancient art form of painting, class is $150
ABOVE VIDEO: The Studios of Cocoa Beach, located at 165 Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, is a non-profit gallery and the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced, adults and children.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Studios of Cocoa Beach is offering a two day workshop, an Introduction To Encaustics, the weekend of July 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Encaustics is an ancient art form of painting with pigmented wax using a beeswax/damar crystal medium.
This two day class offers a comprehensive approach for working both traditionally and experimentally with encaustic.
Artists working in most any medium (drawing, painting, mixed media, fiber, clay, sculpture, etc.) will benefit from this exploratory, hands-on workshop taught by Glenda Reeves.
Topics will include: Paint application, manipulation and fusing methods, layering, scraffito, scraping, texturing, stencils, pouring, dipping, collage and incorporating mixed media.
ABOVE VIDEO: In this video, encaustic artist, Kathryn Bevier will walk you through a typical set up for painting in encaustic. She discusses some of her favorite products and you will learn how to get started in encaustic painting by learning all of the basic supplies and tools that are essential for your encaustic studio.
Encaustic formulas, color mixing, supports and grounds, studio safety and the use of various tools will be covered. Beginners are welcomed and the instructor will provide all encaustic paint and mediums.
Students will need to bring birch panels and a heat gun, which are available at Home Depot or Loews. The fee for the two days is $150.
The Studios of Cocoa Beach, located at 165 Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, is a non-profit gallery and the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced, adults and children.
The Studio is open Tuesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.
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