Encaustics Painting with Kari Westphal

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Encaustics Painting with Kari Westphal

100.00

Saturday, December 15 10am-12pm

Try encaustics! Paint with wax; Melt a work of art!

In this class you will learn the process and techniques that can be used in working with encaustics (beeswax & tree resin). Together we will explore the medium; try different techniques AND have the opportunity to create a small landscape painting to take home. In a relaxed space, I will encourage you to explore your creative side. ALL are welcome, regardless of experience. Working in encaustics can be very therapeutic :)

All encaustics and the tools needed, will be provided, giving you the chance to try this art medium without having to invest in any of the needed supplies. You will be painting, so be ready to be a bit messy. We will be using hot plates and heat guns. The material is notoriously spontaneous, so be prepared to have fun and go with the flow! Melting wax often has a mind of its own, so be ready to laugh and be kind with the outcome :) Your painting will be ready for you to take home.

Bio:
Kari Westphal, MA Art Ed

My intention has always been to share the calm and peace that I find out in the world. My goal is to create objects that are enjoyable to look at, and peaceful when understood. I have taught art classes in a variety settings, with lots of wonderful people and have a BA in Art and my Masters in Art Education.

Encaustic painting is a very old technique that involves color pigments melted into beeswax and resin. These 'paints' are then applied in a molten state, and must be heated in order to manipulate. There are many layers. The finished painting has a rich texture and depth.  I find the focus required to work the encaustics gives me a nice sense of balance.

Collections: My work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Encaustic Art/Encaustic Art Institute in Sante Fe, NM, and in public, private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Panama, Belgium, France and the UK.

Website: www.daisysky.com

Cancellation policy:

The purchase of this class is final, however if something comes up and you cannot make it, you may find a replacement for your seat. Please email hello@studiolifeseattle.com with your replacement request. StudioLife reserves the right to cancel or change workshops. In the rare event of cancellation, StudioLife will provide a full refund.

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Recent Review on Kari's profile:

“The time spent with Kari, being taught encaustics painting, was absolutely awesome. Her method of teaching, no guiding, was relaxing, on my level, funny at times, hands on and patient. She didn't overwhelm me with her extensive knowledge but offered as much or as little as I needed throughout the lesson. And I came away with two awesome beginner paintings. When I'm back I'll definitely paint w/her again.”