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POSTPONED Encaustics Workshop w/ KAREN MEADOWS

May 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Once you have experienced the magic of working with wax, you will start to discover infinite ways of expression.

If you have worked with Beeswax as a medium, you know what a creative adventure it is to paint, sculpt and carve this luscious material into your creations.

If you are curious about Encaustic and a beginner, this workshop will walk you through the basics and allow for time to create a beautiful piece ready to hang!





During this continuing workshop, we will have time to play with the following techniques:

  • Laying down layers of transparent wax.
  • Mark-making using a variety of tools.
  • Carving in, intarsia (like wood inlay)
  • Photo image transfer on encaustic surface.
    Bring a toner-based photocopy and learn how to turn it into a decal while embedding it into the wax.
  • Cutting your own stencils. Make your own design or patterns that will create a bas-relief surface of colors.
  • I will bring my hand made stencils to share
  • Using oil pastels for depth and mark-making
  • And of course, following your own art-making experiments and discoveries!


As well as using small boards for learning techniques, I will provide larger cradled panels for a final piece.

If you are experienced and wish to work larger, feel free to buy a panel or bring a plywood base to work on.

Optional: Bring images/memorabilia /small objects to collage into your work.

Feel free to contact Karen if you have any questions.

$130, $105 OHCA members,

$40 materials fee to be paid to the facilitator on the day of your class.





May 24, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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(415) 388-4331