Encaustics: The Basics and Beyond with Stephanie Hargrave

Sun, Aug 13, 10-3pm, 2017

Stephanie-Hargrave,-Consequence,-encaustic--(14x14)This 5-hour workshop covers everything you will need to get going: a brief history of this unique and ancient medium, what equipment is needed, how to melt and prepare your medium, layer and fuse the wax to your substrate, mix colors, burnish and fuse paper into your work, and how to create fine line work by carving into the wax. Also covered is how to incorporate shellac into your piece, and how to make and burnish in draw-through prints on tissue paper.

Safety tips on how to ventilate properly while working with the hot wax will be discussed, and an email with all the information covered is included and includes links to where to buy supplies and gather more information.
Workshop includes all materials – wax, colors, shellac, dry pigment, charcoal, graphite, papers, substrates, brushes, hot plates . . . Students can just bring themselves and leave with several small works!

(Stephanie Hargrave, Consequence, encaustic  (14×14))


Stephanie Hargrave has focused on Encaustic as her primary medium for the last 16 years – it is the one medium that affords all the other materials she has worked in to overlap and inform one another. Her work is in private and public collections nationwide. Stephanie is currently a member of Shift, an artist run gallery in Seattle, and maintains memberships with Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and the Center on Contemporary Art. She teaches at NW Encaustic, various other venues, and from her home studio.

When: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: VMG Studio @ Twispworks, Twisp, WA. Fee: $185 per student. Register: Confluence Gallery 509-997-ARTS (2787)