Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Half Day Encaustic in Layers Workshop Miami

Huge thanks to Sonia Hidalgo for inviting me to share my passion for Encaustic Wax painting with her enthusiastic students at her Romero Hidalgo Artist's Studios in the Red Road Arts District, Miami, on Nov 22. I explained the fascinating history of this ancient painting medium and safety considerations before we dove in to creating 6" x 6" multi-layered encaustic wax paintings. Here's a glimpse into this studio workshop and the beautiful results...
Sonia (in black) helping with instructing students at the start of class.

Sonia watching as students prime their boards with plain beeswax, 
fuse with a heat gun, then coat again in wax medium.

Students working around the palette to build their initial layers, 
and fusing with the heat gun between layers.

Building layers of wax paint over a drawing; fusing gently.

Experimenting with pouring liquid wax paint into metal forms on the painting surface.

So proud of the finished painting!

Beautiful completed paintings by the 7 artists!

So happy to stand with the artists and join them in their happy success. :)


To find where I will be teaching a workshop next, check out my online calendar at and select the Events, Workshops & Demos tab
on the left hand side of the screen.

Happy Arting!   Tristina

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