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Encaustic: A Process of Natural Wonder

Encaustic: A Process of Natural Wonder | Aug 7 - 9 | Laura Moriarty

Class Level: Intermediate - Advanced 

This 3-day encaustic workshop is all about experimentation. Working with simple hand tools and excavation techniques, this class will focus on processes that parallel those found in the natural world, such as friction, embedding, heating, and cooling, enfolding, fracturing, slippage, and erosion. With the process as our metaphorical touchstone, we will take a hands-on approach to a number of projects intended to lead to the discovery of curious cause and effect relationships. Techniques include: painting and fusing on panels to build up layers of color; carving, scraping, and lifting painted layers off of the panel to create sculptural elements; embedding elements; pouring in multi-colored layers; and creating monotypes from customized paint blocks.

Participants can expect to come away from the workshop with a unique collection of both two and three-dimensional objects. This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced students, with a desire to expand the horizons of both the materials and their own technical repertoire. 

LocationR&F Handmade Paints (NY) 
Instructor: Laura Moriarty 
Date: Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 - Friday, 9 Aug 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Registration requires payment in full. If you would prefer to pay a $100 deposit to reserve your space, please contact our office at #845.331.3112 or email For information on payments, cancellations, transfers, and refunds, see our FAQ section.

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Earlier Event: July 30
Advanced Teaching: Encaustic
Later Event: August 10
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