Ready to explore encaustic but are intimidated? Never heard of it but are curious? Already a painter in another medium and are ready for a change? This class is for you!
“Encaustic” comes from the Greek word, “enkaustikos”, which means to “Burn in.” Essentially, it is painting with hot colored wax. It is an exceptionally versatile medium used by painters, mixed media collage artists, even photographers and sculptors.
Encaustic can be an expensive medium to work in, but veteran encaustic painter, Earl Schofield will not only provide the materials you need to get started, but show you how to start in your own studio efficiently and with the lowest expense possible, while teaching you some encaustic history and many of the techniques and tips of this exciting medium. Class will run on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday to allow for travel to the area. There will be two three hour sessions each day with plenty of time to explore the areas lake, hiking, shops and restaurants and will include a dinner at the artist’s home and studio.
(Discounted rooms and blocks of rooms available at the beautiful, historic Fitzwilliam Inn, a two-minute walk to the artist/instructors home)
$400 per person- 18 hrs. instruction/studio time one dinner out, one dinner at instructor’s home, all supplies provided.
Supplies may be purchased, at cost, at the end of weekend if desired.
About the instructor: Earl Schofield is a veteran art educator at the Dublin School who is a museum collected, nationally exhibiting painter.