Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beginning Encaustic Workshop at the EAI taught by Sherry Ikeda

The Encaustic Art Institute is pleased to offer a
Beginning Encaustic Workshop on April 28th and 29th, from
9 am to 4 pm. The instructor for this workshop is Sherry Ikeda. (Examples of Sherry's encaustic work at right.)

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning "to heat or burn in" (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium, or purchased colored with traditional artist pigments. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.

This two-day workshop is open to those who are brand new to the medium, as well as to artists who already have some familiarity and experience working in wax but are looking to refine their technique. Topics covered during this workshop will include: safety, grounds, priming the board, transfers, creating texture and collage and much more. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 students to allow for individual attention.

Total cost for the two-day workshop is $250.00. The Institute will provide the materials needed for the workshop. The last day to register for this workshop is April 18, 2012. We require a deposit of $125.00 to secure your place, with the balance due two weeks prior to the workshop. You can pay your deposit directly through pay-pal (or by check) by clicking on the link to our website: www.eainm.com

For more information, please click on the link for our website or contact Sherry Ikeda sherryikeda@yahoo.com or Douglas Mehrens mehrens@eainnm.com

Saturday April 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM MDT
Sunday April 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM MDT

Encaustic Art Institute
Encaustic Art Institute
18 General Goodwin Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010


1 comment:

Vicki said...

Looking forward to your workshop this weekend. I'm so excited to open my mind to a brand new medium.