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Exploring Encaustic - In Person

Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00AK
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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By Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

First practiced in the Greco-Roman era, encaustic painting remains popular with artists today because of its flexibility and fluidity. The encaustic method 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 levels of experience, study fusing and carving in wax as well as capturing vibrant pigments using heated beeswax. Students are encouraged to incorporate their own works on paper and other collage elements into their encaustic paintings. Safe methods of working, archival materials, and historical and contemporary approaches to encaustic painting are introduced. Some shared supplies are provided.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.
  • This program includes one 5.5-hour session.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, December 1, 2023.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
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