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Beginning & Continuing Encaustics

November 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


If you haven’t worked with encaustics before, you are in for a thrill with a new medium which you can apply to a range of surfaces. It is sensual, organic and workable.

What is it? A bees-wax and resin medium, colored with wax bars, crayons or oil paint. The paint is heated on a griddle and painted while liquid.  As it dries, there are endless options to work the surface, including sculpting, collage, inscribing, layering colors, and more.

If you have worked in this medium and want more this is the workshop for you too!

The majority of the time will be spent experimenting with the paint and tools.

You will come away with several finished pieces, ready to hang.

What to bring:

  1. Bits of paper, memorabilia, collage materials. We will supply a box of stuff.
  2. Bag lunch
  3. Willingness to experiment!


Note from Karen

We had so much fun at the October 9th workshop, thank you Nanci for bringing wooden ornaments from Michaels art supply!
We covered them with “BLING,” just too cute not to mention!
So the conversation turned into a Holiday Art Making Day using encaustics.
I will bring all things holiday! You can choose to make gifts, several small pieces, add photos, or work on that large piece you’ve been dreaming of.
Please let me know by Nov 1 to reserve the space.
ALSO let me know what you plan to work on, so I can buy supplies.



Limit 10 students.  

Friday, November 11
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


$100, $80 OHCA members. $20 materials fee.

Materials fee to be paid to the facilitator the day of your class.

Members, please enter coupon code MEMBER upon checkout to receive your membership discount.

Beginners welcome.

Karen Meadows has been developing her encaustic art for over 10 years. Coming from a textiles background (MFA from California College of the Arts), she wanted more texture in her painting, so wax was a natural material to experiment with.  She has developed a personal language and multiple techniques.

After teaching drawing and painting at Redwood High School for 21 years, she is eager to share her process. She is passionate about guiding students through the creative process and has written hundreds of inspiring project lessons.

Visit her website: http://www.karenmeadows.com


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November 11, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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