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Exploring Encaustic

In-Person Class

Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00YZ
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$145 - Member
$155 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

  1. COVID-19 Requirements for In-Person Classes
  2. Supply List

By Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, March 18, 2022.

First practiced in Greco-Roman times, encaustic continues its popularity with modern masters such as Jasper Johns because of its flexibility and fluidity. The encaustic method of painting combines the luminescence of watercolor, the rich color and thickness of oils, and the quick-drying benefits of acrylic. The medium can be molded, sculpted, combined with collage materials, and reworked at any time.

In this one-day workshop ideal for all experience levels, learn to capture vibrant pigments using heated beeswax, as well as fusing and carving in wax. Students are encouraged to incorporate their own drawings or prints on paper as well as other collage elements into their encaustic paintings. Safe methods of working, archival materials, and historical and contemporary approaches to the medium are introduced.

Some shared supplies are provided.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.
  • One 6-hour session
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)