February 25, 2024
Beacon Hill Craft Club
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.
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.