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February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

Instructor: Penny Treese

If you’re already addicted to the luscious layering of wax and empowering feeling of “painting with fire,” join Penny Treese in her advanced encaustic painting workshop and elevate your work to a new dimension. This intermediate workshop is designed to introduce a variety of new techniques, as well as begin open dialogue and encouragement involving the content of students’ paintings. Moving beyond technique, we will delve into what inspires each artist, guiding them into creating successful works of encaustic art.

For more experienced encaustic painters, there’s an opportunity to enhance their practice with a variety of exciting techniques, and to begin to develop of a consistent body of work. Individual instruction aids in taking current work to a new level.

Techniques explored: Creating pigments-translucent to opaque in a range of hues and tones, scraping layers, accretion texture, oil paint washes, embedding/embossing objects, dripping and oil stick rubs, and creating a glass-like to raised textural surfaces.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Previous encaustic experience is required. Contact Penny with questions or for approval. Materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $35 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. See www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding the Materials Kit and optional additional items to bring. One or more 12×12″ birch cradled panels or birch or Masonite ¼” hardboard. 12, 2″ chip brushes.

Register at Spruill: https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=171PTEP200