April 6-7, 2019

Fly Forward Studio, Franklin

During this workshop, you will explore a variety of mixed media processes within the exciting realm of encaustic. Encaustic paint is an ancient medium composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. Worked from a molten state, this versatile paint makes richly colored paintings and is a superb vehicle for mixed media exploration. You will be introduced to the following basics of working with encaustic: using temperature controlled electric griddles as palettes, heating and fusing layers of wax with heat guns, making homemade encaustic medium, preparing painting surfaces, brush application of paint, creating a variety of encaustic surfaces, mark-making with a variety of tools, image transfer, and incorporating collage elements into your design. 

Location: Fly Forward Studio, Franklin

Materials List:

A variety of collage elements and photocopied or laser printed images (NO INKJET) - small, high-contrast images are the easiest to begin with. Some suggestions for collage materials include: papers (scraps are excellent) such as tissue, magazine images, newspaper, old prints/drawings, photographs, lightweight fabrics and thin scrapbooking papers. When selecting collage elements, look for materials that are somewhat permeable. Color, composition, texture, translucency and individual exploration will be emphasized as you transform your collage and image transfer elements into your own piece of art!

The remainder of the art supplies will be provided for you and are included in the cost of the workshop.  Just be sure to bring any special items from home that you have been saving and would like to use in some form of artistic application, such as the above suggested list.

10-5 Saturday

1-5 Sunday

Cost $150

 Click here to go to the registration page to reserve your spot.


If you've taken the first workshop and want to take your skills and knowledge further, this class is for you!  We will practice skills we've already learned and build on them.  We will also learn new ways of application, including embedding found objects, pouring, different ways of image transfer, stencils, adding new media and material as possibilities, such as graphite, charcoal, oils, using wax pigments to create different effects, incising, photographs, fabrics, etc.  Materials list is the same as for the first class.

10-5 on Saturday

1-5 on Sunday

Cost $150

Click here to sign up for the workshop.  To hold your spot, please pay a deposit of $75.  Remainder of balance of $75 due at the time of the workshop.  




This class is a beginning exploratory workshop for those who know they have creative energy and would like to discover more avenues to create.  All that is required is a beginner's mind!  Enjoy a nurturing, encouraging environment to explore different media, grounds and techniques in the realm of visual art.  We can custom build the workshop according to what students want to discover.  Some things that will be covered are principles of design, color theory, an array of wet and dry media, drawing, painting, and mixed media. No supply list until we get into specific projects.

Time: Tuesday afternoons from 3-5
Date: February 2- March 29 (we will not meet during Spring break week)
Cost: $160 for 8 weeks

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