Encaustic Painting: Beginner
February 9@10:00 am - 4:00 pm$130
Drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and incise! Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop using pigmented wax, and a heated palette! Explore a rich variety of marks and surfaces while doing image transfer, etching, and collaging in this seductive medium. Take both your flat collections of drawings, collected papers, pictures and incorporate found objects. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion about historical and contemporary practices. We will also touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care. Students will leave with multiple finished pieces and the understanding of proper studio set-up.
ENCAUSTIC PAINTING: BEGINNER
with Helene Farrar
Saturday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
(Sign up for both the Beginner & Intermediate workshops below for a discounted $235!)
Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Farrar most recently featured in a solo exhibition “What We Carry” at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Emery Art Center. Farrar is represented by the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner .
Pictured: Detail of “Rain Lady” by Hélène Farrar
Register by filling out the form below or calling the office at (207) 338-2222. Enroll early to ensure a spot! Partial scholarships are available. Find out more about our scholarship program here.
NOTE: You will receive confirmation when you have successfully submitted the registration form. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Please try to register no later than one week prior to the first meeting of the class. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of a class running and of your slot in it! Minimum enrollment for this class must be met by February 2 in order for it to run. Registration cancellations must be made at least a week in advance to receive a full refund.