This course is designed to help participants learn about the various ways to work with hot wax. The basics of traditional encaustic painting will be presented, including an introduction to equipment and materials, and a thorough discussion of health and safety issues. Participants will learn to work with heat, discovering how it affects surface and texture, and learn how to collage and layer with wax, using its inherent translucency to create works with incredible richness and depth. We will consider graphic options from Xerox copies, inkjet prints, and charcoal drawings. If you have experience we can take it to the next level.
Cherie Mittenthal has her MFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and my BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. She is the Executive Director of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill since 2002. She serves on the board of Campus Provincetown and the Provincetown Cultural Council. She is the director and producer of the 11th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown. She is represented by Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown.