BEAUTY & BASICS OF BEESWAX: Beginning Encaustics
Free LIVE Training w/ Renee Nelson
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(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT,
10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT)
About the course
In this class you’ll have fun learning about one of the oldest (though somewhat forgotten) and most wonderfully diverse art mediums: encaustic. The encaustic medium is composed of beeswax and tree resin and can be used to create a wide variety of artwork styles: landscapes, abstracts, portraits, sculptures, bas relief and more. It can be used on its own, combined with other art mediums and materials to create wonderful mixed media pieces, and it can be manipulated to create amazing textures. Come join me for some fun with a medium that comes right from nature!
About The Instructor
Born and raised in California, Renee spent 8 years in the U.S. Air Force where she traveled and experienced a variety of cultures and art forms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She has created artwork of various kinds for over 30 years, and currently works and teaches at her studio in Southern Maryland, 35 miles south of Washington DC.
"My greatest inspiration comes from God and the nature He has created all around us. While I have dabbled in many forms of art over the years, my current favorite medium is encaustic – a mixture of beeswax and resin. I love everything about it – the smell, the fact that it comes from nature, it requires no toxic chemicals for mixing or cleaning, and mostly for how diverse it is and how much texture can be created with it. I also love utilizing found objects in my work and finding new purposes for items that we normally throw away. I enjoy creating art that can be experienced through touch as well as sight and smell."