The encaustic process dates back to Eqypt 100-300 AD, and creates a dreamy, ethereal effect when applied over photographs. This workshop is an introduction to the process. We will learn about what types of images work best, printing, mounting and basic wax application techniques. We will also cover using oil paint sticks to add tone and color to our pieces - get ready to melt some wax!
Students will need to submit an image at least 2 weeks before the class so Robert may print and mount them in advance of the class. (The mounting process will be demonstrated as well but this is to save time that day so we can get down to business).
You must register and submit your photo by Thursday, September 25. Limit 10 people.
Location: IRIS Photography Photo Studio, 10 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, CT 06107. In West Hartford Center across from Starbucks. There's street parking or a pay lot in the back.
Cost: $15 + $45 material fee = $60 You will leave with your own encaustic on wood!
Submit photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org