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Encaustic Painting

August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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.


with Hélène Farrar
Friday, August 16
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$130 (general) $117 (members)
Ages 18+

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



This class is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email info@waterfallarts.org or call (207) 338-2222.


August 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Waterfall Arts Belfast
256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Waterfall Arts
(207) 338-2222

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