Encaustic painting is an ancient method brought up to date with new equipment and materials. It combines pigment, beeswax and natural dammar resin, which hardens the paint and gives it shine. Work on your own projects or follow the step-by-step demos of this luminous flexible medium. Each of the various exercises is open-ended so that you can follow your own intuition and improvise. You’ll explore melting and fusing, create layered patterns with unique rubber stencils, embedding paper, leaf imprints and casts, then learn to create texture.
- Instructor supplies small 4x6in test panels for testing encaustic techniques; students will purchase other necessary panels. All other equipment and materials are provided.
About the Instructor
Lynda Ray received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA in 1987.That year she also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in ME where she studied under Agnes Martin and Joseph Campbell. Thoughts she references are “perfection is in the mind” from Agnes and the “work parallels the experience” from her professor Rob Moore. Ray has been awarded artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Colony, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY. She has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. Since 1987 her work has been widely exhibited and collected. She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.See More Classes By Instructor Instructor Website