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  • March 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Durham Arts Council, Inc.
  • 120 Morris St, Downtown Durham, Durham, NC 27701-3242
  • Sat + Sun: 10:30am-3:30pm
  • $75/day
  • (919) 560-2726

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Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this 2day Weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere between painting and sculpture. This affordable weekend workshop includes 2 ready-to-hang canvases and unlimited encaustic medium. You can choose to attend both days or one day. Demonstrations will be held at the beginning of each workshop day. You'll learn painting, collage, translucent layering, surface texturing, sgraffito carving and more. You'll explore layer-building techniques using different fusing tools to create unique surfaces. At the end of the workshop, you'll have 2 completed pieces of art. We'll discuss proper care and cleaning of encaustic art for archival purposes. You will learn safety procedures, ventilation and proper care for art pieces and tools. And you'll get the opportunity to interact with other students and their ideas, as we all learn from one another. A $40 Provided Materials fee is due at the beginning of the workshop (check or cash). The suggested materials for this workshop are available at a 20% discount through a local Durham art supply store. More information will be sent to you as the workshop date approaches. Please check the DAC website for the suggested materials list. To register for both days of the workshop please select bundles when searching for classes. Instructor and artwork by: Libby Lynn

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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