Encaustic Painting

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood

Course Details
$85 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Greenwood, Brooklyn
850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411
Btwn 30th & 32nd Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11232
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Mari Renwick

What you'll learn in this encaustic class:

This 3 hour workshop is an overview of Encaustic painting. Participants will learn the fundamentals of working in this medium and will have a chance to explore multiple techniques. We will learn how to melt, mix, and apply the wax to create smooth and textured surfaces as well as how to incise the wax to create intricate drawings. 

Collage and photocopy transfers are additional ways to play with this medium. We will discuss how to set up your own space for painting with encaustic including ventilation, safety, and tools. Through demonstration, discussion and hands-on exploration, students will come away with an encaustic painting and will be able to continue on their own. 

Important Thing to Note: 

  • A small class size insures that everyone gets personal attention.
  • Please wear old clothes and shoes, or bring an apron.
  • Students are also required to pay $20 as materials fee payable in cash at the workshop. 

Please bring:

  • photos (not glossy)
  • sketches
  • paper
  • or other items to collage (optional)

The Material fee includes:

  • 2 small wood panels
  • Wax paint
  • Wax medium
  • Cleaning wax
  • Oil sticks
  • Several small brushes
  • Incising tool
  • Razor blades
  • Latex gloves

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Refund Policy
Full 7 business days before class time for rescheduling. No refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Mari Renwick 1 $85
6:30pm - 9:30pm Mari Renwick 1 $85
6:30pm - 9:30pm Mari Renwick 1 $85

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Is this $85 plus an additional $20?
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Reviews of Classes at Trestle Workshops (319)

(319 Reviews)
Encaustic Painting
Reviewed by Nat B. on 2/26/2019
Really fun!
Encaustic Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/23/2019
Good overview and introduction. Teacher is nice. I wish she was more hands on with advice and guidance along the way— I found replicating the basic technique cleanly a bit challenging. Time should have been managed better—we barely had time to start the second panel.
Encaustic Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/6/2017
it was a fun informative class, the only thing i wish were different is the location. it was such a long train ride home afterwards!
Encaustic Painting
Reviewed by Fran R. on 10/4/2017
This class was a great introduction to encaustic paintings for someone who knows very little about the topic. The class is spit into instructional and hands on portions (the whole evening went by quickly!). Participants leave with one or two panels, depending on how much time you want to spend exploring different methods. The instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone.
Encaustic Painting
Reviewed by Suzanne L. on 9/20/2017
Wonderful class and great teacher,
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