• Intermediate-Advanced
  • Painting

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 $535

Notes: A comfortable level of understanding in painting and drawing is recommended.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
550Tina PoplawskiJan. 16, 2019 to April 3, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12-week courses$535.00

What you will learn

  • Introduction to using Acrylic Mediums to emulate the look of wax based painting or encaustic
  • Breaking down layering techniques to create the depth and sheen of encaustic
  • Show examples of various artists who use encaustic in their work and look to mimic the effect without the technical problems inherent in using hot wax