The ancient art of Encaustic painting is a 3000 year old art form consisting of melted bees wax, tree resin and pigments for color. The magic of this medium can be seen as the colorful molten wax begins to move freely creating a beautiful luminescent work of art.
This Basics & Beyond workshop taught by seasoned instructor Suzanne Bell focuses on encaustic safety, studio set up, the history of encaustics along with several painting techniques: fusing with an iron, heat gun, blowtorch, stylus, scraping to discover the layers of colorful wax, carving to define shapes, fun textures, taping for line & design, lots of tools & gadgets, effects of joss paper, gold leafing, oil sticks, color mixing and much, much more. Students will complete several encaustic masterpieces ready for showing! Dress for mess, bring a sack lunch and come to have fun!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is an 18 and older age limit due to the heating element of encaustic.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Visual Philosophy has a parking lot available to attendees as well as a $7 all day parking lot less than a block away. HWY 280, 87 and Diridon Caltrain station are very close.
What can I bring into the event?
Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and lunch as this is a fast paced, all day workshop. There is a cafe nearby which has a range of food and drink options as well. You can also bring a camera to take pictures and record the class for review later or posting to social media!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The School of Visual Philosophy can be reached via email at [email protected]
or by calling 408-816-7510.
What's the refund policy?
By purchasing a course or workshop, you are obligated to provide payment in full prior to the start date. Courses and workshops may be cancelled 5 days in advance with money returned. Course and workshop tuition purchased but not completed in full or by the start of course can not be refunded.