Instructor: Christine Deemer
Ages: Adults 18+ (age firm, as class will be working with heat guns)
Skill level: All
Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm -OR-
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Encaustic painting, aka hot wax painting, is an ancient technique that has made a resurgence in the art studios and galleries. Heated bee's wax, damar tree resin and colored pigments are mixed together to form a hot-wax paint that is brush applied to a wood panel. Layers upon layers of heated, colored wax are added to build up color, movement and texture to the piece. Wax layers can be carved into, built up, melted down, and re-worked to create images or patterns as desired. Students are welcome to bring their own source / reference photo as inspiration to work from if desired. If students do not bring their own reference photo from which to work, Christine will lead students through the process of creating a work of art similar to her provided samples. This class focuses on learning techniques and methods, and can be taken multiple times by the same student.
As we will be working with hot wax, students are advised to wear old clothes and closed toed shoes, and to leave any precious or hard to clean jewelry at home.
Materials provided by instructor, included in tuition:
Griddles for melting wax
1" Bristle brush
Oil pastels for encaustic Color
Materials provided by Depo, included in tuition:
1.5" deep 6x6" cradled wooden panel, prepared in advance for painting by Christine
A variety of R+F Encaustic Colors with which to experiment
About our Instructor:
Perrysburg resident Christine Deemer has found her passion in the encaustic medium. After moving to Perrysburg in 2014, she has been welcomed into the area arts community with open arms receiving accolades, awards, gallery showings, teaching opportunities, and more. Her talent and ambition to continue learning and exploring new mediums beyond her advanced degrees have combined to make her current work in encaustics an artistic sensation. After painting in hyper-realism for the past 5 years she was introduced to the encaustic medium by Toledo area artist Kathryn Housepian. She connected immediately and set up a home studio to pursue the medium. The medium gave way to her applying her multifaceted talent to creating dimensional seascapes so realistic the paintings become a visceral experience. Speaking of encaustic, she states, "hot wax reminds me of clay with its ability to be molded and carved. Working with a liquid that quickly becomes a solid is also exciting".
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Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.