Explore the art of hot wax. Receive hands-on introduction to the encaustic process with a focus on safe studio practices. Demonstrations will be provided for basic techniques in painting, collage and relief. We will create surfaces both smooth and textured using a variety of tools. Techniques presented include preparing an encaustic ground, brushing, fusing, layering, inscribing, stenciling, masking, image transfer, and glazing with pigment sticks.
This workshop is created as a 2-Day classroom for learning a variety of techniques. However, if you choose, you may attend just the first day. Please register for each day individually.
Mon Kaczyk's mixed media approach stems from a diverse education, allowing Mon to create in both two- and three-dimension. After receiving a BFA in design and photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Mon explored in-depth workshops in encaustics, surface design, and metals. Mon merges studio time with a 40-year career in design, art direction, and teaching. After several years in Boston, Mon chose the Green Mountains as the place to raise a family, start a business and create art. Awarded honors in design and contemporary quilts, today Mon displays artwork in select juried shows and group exhibitions. Learn more at monkaczyk.com.
- Safe practices for working with encaustics
- Encaustic basics: Preparing an encaustic ground, brushing, fusing, and layering; understand the capabilities of hot and cold wax
- Techniques: masking, image transferring, stenciling, inscribing, and scraping; creating smooth and textured surfaces
If a participant wants to cancel their enrollment, we will refund the amount of tuition minus a non-refundable $30 registration fee if request is made no less than 8 business days prior to the start of class. See full policy here.
2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, VT 05067