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Introduction to Encaustic Painting, weekend workshop, with Amy Vander Els April

| | November 28, 2018

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  • Intro to Encaustic Painting, Weekend Workshop
    May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio course introduces participants of all levels to encaustic painting using a heated palette and encaustic wax medium. This course will

provide demonstrations and opportunities to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, mark making, and incorporating found objects. Option to work with a torch as well as a heat gun. At the completion of the course, students will understand the fundamentals of encaustic painting and will be provided with handouts for the different processes and supplies that were covered in the course. Students will have a number of small studies completed in the two classes. All supplies included. Bring an apron and wear closed-toed shoes.

Weekend Workshop

9a.m. – 4p.m. with 1 hour lunch break
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
12 hours of instruction
Members fee  $240, Non-members fee  $260

Class Size Limited to 4 students


Class will be held at The Artists’ Muse Studio, 9 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Amesbury, MA

All Materials will be provided.  Materials Fee of $50 payable to instructor at first class


About the Instructor:  

Amy Vander Els holds an M.Ed. in k-12 Art Education and a BA in Studio art from the University of New Hampshire. Amy began studying encaustic painting at Maine College of Art in 2014, began teaching encaustic workshops in 2016 and is an assistant at the Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine.  She taught visual and digital art and photography in Massachusetts, Italy, Hungary and the Cayman Islands before returning to the US in order to become a practicing artist and designer of jewelry and print out of her studio in Amesbury, MA.  Her jewelry and print designs are sold in boutiques and gift shops throughout New England and her artwork is in personal collections nationally and internationally. www.amyvanderels.com




9 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 01913, United States

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