Encaustic Elements: Wax, Fire, Rust & Bleach

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16 for a two-day encaustic techniques workshop and learn more about working with this ancient art form using hot wax.

The workshop will explore manipulating surfaces by burning (shellac and glue), rusting, and bleaching to use with encaustic. You’ll work inside with regular painting, and then try these processes outside in our parking lot.

The agenda will include:

  • An informal gathering at the beginning of the first day for art conversation over coffee/tea/pastries. If you have tried one of these techniques, bring a work in to show and discuss. Or bring in the name of an artist whose work incorporates one of these techniques.
  • Demonstration of each technique and the materials available for you to try on your own (under my watchful eye).
  • As always, individual work time.

Most materials and equipment needed for the workshop are provided. You may bring found objects, fabric, clippings or other small items to incorporate into your artwork.

Space is limited, so register early! If the workshop sells out and four or more people are on the wait list, I will schedule another 2-day session for you at a later date.


Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is cancelled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.