Introduction to Encaustics at the Arts Station

Saturday, November 23, 2013
At 10am – 4pm
Introduction to Encaustics at the Arts Station
10am – 4pm

$ 95 (includes all materials)
To register please call The College of the Rockies (250-423-4691)

Join Tracey-Mae Chambers, artist in residence at Lethbridge University for November 2013, in a day to explore encaustics! Encaustic painting is the process of using wax based paints that are heated to a molten state, applied while molten and fused with a heat source between each layer of paint to bond it to the layer below. This art form engages artists from a wide variety of mediums, such as mixed media, photographers, printmakers, painters and more. In this one day workshop participants will learn about the basic methods of painting though painting cradled wood panels. Participants will learn the basics of making mediums, including cleaner, base, and paint colours as well as basic safety, equipment, and techniques in a hands on environment. . Class time is structured with a demonstration and then a space of time for students to experiment on their own. Questions and answers are welcome throughout the class. No experience is necessary. Visit to see more about Tacey-Mae and her artwork.