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This hands-on one-day encaustics workshop is a great introduction if you have never worked with encaustic wax or learned encaustic art techniques before. The workshop will examine approaches to using photographs, magazine tears, tissue papers, and other objects that can be embedded into the wax. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find materials.
Encaustic wax and some supplies will be supplied. Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies to incorporate into their art work.
Participants will be supplied with two, one-inch-thick 5×7 wood panels to work on and will take home at least two completed works of encaustic art. Margot will have additional panels for sale ($15) if anyone wants more to work on.
“Great class! Margot enthusiastically got us all making great little pieces of art. What a fun day… I am so inspired to do more!” —Linda R.
Margot Hartford is a Bay Area lifestyle photographer, working with families, children, and various commercial clients. While serving as a docent at SFMOMA, she discovered encaustic painting through the work of Jasper Johns. Inspired, she created a small studio in her home and experimented using wax to produce pieces of art incorporating her photography. Now she teaches various Encaustics workshops at The Image Flow, and elsewhere, and continues to use photography in her pieces. Margot has a studio at the ICB in Sausalito.