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     August 19, 2023
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Encaustics

Welcome to the wonderful world of encaustics! Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting, and it involves applying heated wax and colored pigments to a prepared wood surface. The layered effects of this ancient art creates rich optical patterns and expression to the pigment.

This workshop will give an introduction to the basic information about encaustic painting — what the paint is made of and a brief history of the process — as well as basic techniques to apply and manipulate layers of encaustic wax to create a painting. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about other methods and techniques, but we will only be practicing basic applications.

Participants will get a basic pallet of encaustic paint colors as well as clear medium, scrap pieces to practice on and panels to paint on. Come learn an ancient art, have fun, and express yourself in a new medium!

No experience necessary; all tools and supplies provided.

Saturday, August 19th
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructor: Heather Newton Brown
Tuition and materials: $80
Class limit: 8 participants
We’ll need at least 3 to continue with the class.
Ages 18+ to register.
We ask everyone who would like to participate to be vaccinated for covid-19.
Participants should bring water and snacks, and wear clothes they don’t mind getting wax on.

About the Instructor, Heather Newton Brown:

Heather Newton Brown (she/her) is a Maine-raised mixed media encaustic artist who is largely self-taught. Exploring the intersection of nature and human experience, Heather strives to express emotion through abstraction, using a variety of materials and processes. This curiosity leaves room for a wide range in her creative process, with a variety of materials and methods being used. Find more of Heather’s work at or

All photo credits to Heather Newton Brown.


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