This workshop will provide a fully-immersive introduction to the encaustic medium and method, with ample time for individual work development. After an historical overview of the ancient medium of using molten wax and resin with pigment, Katherine will demonstrate the fundamentals followed by various exciting techniques for using the medium. Students will have hands-on experience to explore encaustic as a pure painting medium as well as a component or enhancement of mixed media works. This is a great opportunity for students to expand their visual vocabulary with wax as well as for curious beginners who wish to explore an unusual medium. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material!