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January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
200 Battery Way, building 306
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Beginning Encaustic Printmaking

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Creating one-of-a-kind prints with pigmented beeswax and paper on a professional heated aluminum palette; this modern off-shoot of encaustic artwork involves touching a warmed plate with chunks of colored beeswax, manipulating the strokes in a huge variety of ways and then laying paper down to absorb the wax. Once lifted, the print dries instantly, and the result is an original print. This medium creates gentle surprises and aha moments, resulting in beautiful representational and abstracted images, landscapes, and rustic patterns. The freedom of this process is the ability to fiddle, play, discover, relax, explore, express and let go – a fast and fluid process and yet meditative. This introductory class will involve instructor demonstrations, quick guided exercises, low teacher to student ratio, and as much time to print as possible.