Encaustic Painting Winter Weekend Workshop with Nicki Stewart at 22/23 August 10am – 4pm Kumeu Arts Centre 300 Main Road, Huapai, Auckland,0841 A 2 day Winter Themed course in encaustics…
WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD THAT IS WAX!
Encaustic is an ancient painting medium which predates oil painting. It was used by both the Greeks and Egyptians originally as a sealant in ship building and then more decoratively in the portraiture on sarcophagi.
More recently it has been employed by contemporary artists such as Jasper Johns and is currently enjoying a revival in the art world. The beauty of wax is that it lends itself to a broad range of techniques and finishes, notably with the use of collage and embedding techniques.