Encaustic 101 with Gisele Gautreau

Essentials and Mixed Media Lab with Giselle Gautreau

Come learn the ancient art of encaustic painting, with a contemporary approach! This workshop covers the important essentials and a great introduction to encaustic painting.

Participants will learn a bit about the history, safety, materials and tools used with this unique and versatile medium. You’ll learn how to prepare a surface as well as approaches of painting, fusing and carving the layers of pigmented wax. This workshop will go beyond the basic first steps and introduce approaches on how to use encaustic wax with mixed media. This includes collage, stenciling, mixed media and image transfers.

Students come away with having an opportunity to create up to 3 6x6” paintings of their own, as well as receiving a hand-out with resources that includes tips on setting up their own encaustic studio.

Workshop fee includes all materials, supports, and use of equipment.

  • 115 Second Street, SE
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

Second Street Gallery, central Virginia's first artist run alternative art space, is one of the longest surviving nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1973, SSG has served its surrounding community with continuous exhibition programming, and today is recognized as one of the... more