Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Isabelle Gaborit, Co. Clare

Join Isabelle Gaborit for a day introductory workshop, learning the ancient art of encaustic Painting in her studio located on the beautifully scenic shore of Lough Derg, close by Williamstown Harbour.
During the day long workshop, you will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments. Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques.

Subjects covered during the introduction class:

• Safety, ventilation, corrects working temperatures, and proper use of equipment.
• Appropriate supports and grounds, palette, brushes, colors and studio set up.
• Different ways to apply paint, fusing options.
• How to achieve a smooth surface.
• Stencilling
• Collage

Class limited to 4 participants for a personal and intimate studio setting experience.
Dates: 13 May 2017
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: Whitegate, East Clare

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