Encaustic Art with Beespoke Art

Event Date:

February 25, 2024

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

Beacon Hill Craft Club

What Is Encaustic?

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). It is an ancient mixed media painting technique that uses heat to melt and fuse layers of natural beeswax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap) to the surface of the piece – typically wood panels. The wax and resin can be used alone for its transparency and adhesive qualities or mixed with coloured pigments. Encaustic Artists often incorporate paper textures and images for added dimension and artistic expression.

What to Expect?

At  the Beacon Hill Craft Club, encaustic artist Jess will guide you through several basic encaustic techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind piece of art. You will learn how to work with heat to layer the wax and use images and textures to complete a 10×10 wood gallery panel.

If you have any images or textures you would like to bring in, please do so! Old photos, wallpaper samples, handwritten notes and other paper artifacts can make great unique additions to your work!
Please come prepared to work with paint, glue, hot melted wax and a heat gun. We recommend you wear old clothes and closed toed shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle and plan to be in-studio for approximately 21/2 hour.

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Learn to Create with Encaustic
Quantity: Total
Total Seats: 6
  • Beacon Hill Craft Club
  • 2200 Montreal Road
  • Ottawa
  • ON

Event Schedule Details

  • February 25, 2024 10:00 am
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