This week and weekend were a blast! I co-taught a series of encaustic classes with Kathryn at Batesville High School in Batesville, IN. I wasn’t sure how to get about 100 students set up with hot plates (a logistical nightmare!) but somehow it all worked out in the end.
Through the course of the week, we covered the history of encaustic painting, safety and materials, how to make medium, layering and fusing, creating colors, incising and taping, embedding, impressions and image transfer. It was a *very* full week. We left exhausted each day. But we were inspired by how each student took the medium and ran with it!
Saturday we conducted a teacher workshop for 40 Indiana art teachers. It was a blast teaching this group! Here are some pictures of the jam-packed week. :) If interested in having me come to teach a workshop in your area, please contact me through the contact page.