While visiting my art studio, you will learn the process and techniques that can be used in working with encaustics (beeswax & damar resin) to paint. I will provide ALL of the materials and tools, giving you the chance to try this unique art medium WITHOUT having to invest in all of the needed supplies. You will be painting, so be ready to be a bit messy :) We will be using hot plates and heat guns. The material is notoriously spontaneous, so be prepared to have fun and go with the flow! You will get to try different techniques AND have the opportunity to create a small painting to take home. I love sharing this process :) Bring your friends, come meet some new ones, or book a private session for one on one, family time or a date night.
ALL are welcome, regardless of experience. Working in encaustics can be very therapeutic :) In a relaxed space, I will encourage you to explore your creative side while experimenting with beeswax, resin and heat! I have been a professional artist for over 25 years, and I LOVE sharing the process with others; our session will allow you a unique opportunity to work in encaustics WITHOUT investing in all the tools! My Art is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Encaustic Art as well as public, private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Panama, Belgium, France and the UK. Bring your friends, come meet some new ones, or book a private session for one on one, family time or a date. If you can't find a day or time that works, or would like to book for a larger group, feel free to ask! I will always try to make it work.
water, tea we will take a little time to get to know each other over a cup of tea before we start playing with the wax :)
supplies I will provide ALL the needed materials and tools! the encaustic paint, beeswax & damar resin, hot plates, heat…
We will meet in my cozy private studio, DaisySky Studio, in a fun neighborhood near the University of Washington. There are parks, shops and cafes all in walking distance.
comfortable clothes and shoes, it might get messy
I like to create a space that is welcoming and open. Melting wax often has a mind of its own, so be ready to laugh and be kind with the outcome :) Your painting will be ready for you to take home.