Join these highly informative, fun workshops to learn encaustic painting, an ancient and versatile medium of beeswax and tree sap. This workshop is designed to give an introduction to the process, explore the fundamentals of encaustic painting, the history, safe practices and fusing techniques. No prior experience necessary. Students will take home 2-3 pieces of their artwork.
Instructor: Erica Konrad
Location: Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance)
1 class: October 13
10am – 3.30 pm Saturday
Course fee: $95 + HST
Material fee: $30
Or drop by: Kootenay School of Arts. 606 Victoria Street, Nelson BC V1L 4K9
Erica Konrad is an artist living and working in Nelson, British Columbia. Her background is a formal University education (BA Honours) in environmental studies, which has laid the foundation for her intense inspiration from the natural world.
She is mostly self taught, working in oil, gouache and plaster, concentrating presently on beeswax and damar resin (encaustic). She has attended international workshops on the encaustic process and teaches others the method involved in this exciting medium. When not painting, she is teaching children earth art, teenagers painting and adults encaustic. She also helps design and build straw bale eco homes. She maintains an active studio practice creating artwork for public and private collections. For more information, visit: www.ericakonrad.wordpress.com