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Faux Encaustic with Acrylics 2-Week Workshop with Kristen Ide

What is it that everyone loves about the look of encaustic painting?  Is it the satiny sheen, the luminous layers, the veiled mystery?  Yes, so why not wax?Many love the look of encaustic paintings (paintings made with pigment and beeswax), but are not fond of the fumes or the heat and would rather paint using their acrylics.  Without any special tools, equipment or paints, you can achieve an encaustic effect using acrylics.In this 2-week workshop, students will learn how to get similar effects to real encaustic painting and gain a better understanding of viscosity, transparency, layering, and sheen.  We will learn how to building layers that are partially veiled to create great depth, history and mystery.Students will complete two 10x10 paintings and a mini 5x5 that can be given as a gift (all supplies are provided).These techniques may be adapted to whatever your painting style may be: landscape, portrait, still life, surreal or abstract.  And we will explore special effects some artists will use in conjunction with faux acrylics.Faux encaustic is not faster or easier than wax. In fact, it is a bit more time consuming—but you will find that there are more options and possibilities!No experience with faux encaustics necessary but students should have some experience with painting in acrylics. 2-Week Workshop Meets Saturday, December 7th: 11am-2pm and Saturday, December 14th: 11am-2pm All supplies included Students are encouraged to bring a drink and snacks ​​Student parking available in back lot

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