Acrylic paint has the ability to mimic other materials. In this course students will explore how it can replicate the appearance of encaustic. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which either powdered pigments or oil paints are added. Acrylic matte mediums and gels will be used to create the effect, the depth, the sheen and the colour of wax. Students will also work with “Acrylic Ground for Pastels” using Graphite and Powdered Graphite. Additionally, student will explore Matte Gels to create the look of poured Microcrystalline Wax topcoats resulting in the illusion and luster of encaustic.
Tuition $475 | Material fee $60 | Total $535Notes: A comfortable level of understanding in painting and drawing is recommended.