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Encaustic Workshops

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Name: Encaustic Workshops
Date: February 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM AKST
Event Description:
Two Encaustic Workshops -
-October 18th   10am-3pm
       &
-October 25th  - 10an-3pm

@ Marion Nelson’s Encaustic Studio
**Five -5- openings for 5 work stations in each workshop


Beginning-Intermediate level.  
Drawing skills are not necessary to be successful with encaustics.
Open to ages 16-up.
Location: Mi 4 Kenai Spur, 1/3 mi off the highway. Specific directions sent to participants.


$100 Workshop Fee includes:

Nitrile gloves to provide a degree of safety from heat and pigments.
Encaustic paints, oil sticks, encaustic medium; 2-3 wood supports to paint on.
Use of the heated encaustic anodized aluminum palettes.
Heat gun, natural bristle and hake brushes; scraping, burnishing tools, miscellaneous tools for carving and scribing.
 Various papers, strings, collage materials.

**Payment in advance.  Non refundable unless space can be filled.
Mail- POB 3612, Kenai 99611 or drop off at my home....magnets on the front door.
*
Please mail/drop off payment in advance to insure the workshop can take place
or vacancies filled.)
 
Work/Play: Most people finish two paintings, in one workshop. Time will fly.
We’ll talk a bit about the history of encaustics, safety and safe practices, the need to properly ventilate, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I explain the composition of encaustic paint, appropriate supports and grounds, the palette we will use and the basic tools. You will learn how to size a panel, the different ways to apply paint, how to fuse and fusing options.


THINGS TO BRING: Apron and/or work clothes- Bring or wear studio work clothes you don’t mind damaging with wax. The studio is warm and gets warmer as the workshop progresses with all the heated wax, so dress in layers. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing most of the time. Stools at each work station.
-Please bring an extra pair of crocs/shoes/socks to avoid wax on the house carpet.  I have work shirts and aprons if you forget yours.
 
Sack Lunch- You can store it in Marion’s refrigerator or use the microwave if needed. We share a short food break together inside the house.  ***No coffee/tea here so fortify yourselves.
 
I have lots of Collage materials but if you want to incorporate something, bring it and we’ll take a look. Rice papers, sewing pattern papers and other thin to medium papers, natural fiber string, papers that are not coated/shiny.  
(No feathers please.….no shells, stones or sticks as they don’t marry well with the wax)
 
-Materials need to have some porosity so wax can penetrate to collage into your paintings. Copies of photographs are preferred. Beware of copyright infringement.
Color images transferred onto plain paper before class, can be collaged.

-Before the workshop
Do some encaustic research on line.  
I have lots of books you are welcome to peruse during the workshop.  

Bring your enthusiasm and we’ll have a great time.  Big goofy dog included.
I promise it will be a fast 5 hours of fun and exploration.  Call with any questions.


Marion Nelson  <mmkn@ptialaska.net>
283 4632 - 398 8669cell/text

P.S.  Family & Friends Group Workshops available on mutually agreeable dates
and times including evenings.  Ask about details. Great group gift too.


P.P.S. No smoking anywhere in my yard and no pets. Thank you.
Location:
Marion Nelson  <mmkn@ptialaska.net>
283 4632 - 398 8669cell/text
Date/Time Information:
Two Encaustic Workshops -
-October 18th   10am-3pm
       &
-October 25th  - 10an-3pm

@ Marion Nelson’s Encaustic Studio
**Five -5- openings for 5 work stations in each workshop 
Contact Information:
Marion Nelson
Fees/Admission:
$100 Workshop Fee includes:

Nitrile gloves to provide a degree of safety from heat and pigments.
Encaustic paints, oil sticks, encaustic medium; 2-3 wood supports to paint on.
Use of the heated encaustic anodized aluminum palettes.
Heat gun, natural bristle and hake brushes; scraping, burnishing tools, miscellaneous tools for carving and scribing.
 Various papers, strings, collage materials.
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