Encaustic Painting Essentials

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Encaustic Painting Essentials


Learn the ancient art of encaustic painting. This one day workshop covers the essentials of encaustic painting.  Techniques include painting, fusing, transparent and opaque layering, collage, stenciling, carving, and image transfers. Participants gain an understanding of the essential tools, recommended supports, and safety concerns unique to encaustic painting. This workshop will have plenty of demonstrations and hands-on experience. Students come away with several completed paintings as well as resources and tips on setting up their own encaustic studio.

Workshop fee includes all materials, supports, and use of equipment.

Class time runs approximately 3 1/2 hours and is scheduled from 1-4:30.

Limit: 5 students

Age of students:  Mature teen to adults.  No prior experience necessary.

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Classes are held in Giselle's painting studio (Studio 12A) at the McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Materials and equipment will be provided.  A suggested supplementary list of materials will be emailed to registered participants, as well as any other important information.  

Please contact Giselle at gg@gisellegautreau.com with any questions that you might have.