Studio: “Introduction to Encaustic” Class Announcement

I am teaching four Saturday classes, “Introduction to Encaustic,” in my studio, O’Fallon, MO. USA. Each class is 4 hours long, and includes materials. See below for a copy of the class information handout

Studio Workshop: Introduction to Encaustic
With MFA artist Lisa Sisley-Blinn

Saturdays April 9, or 23; May 14, or 28
Each class: 10AM-2PM
Tuition: $75/4 hour class
Materials & Lab Fee: No fee, basic material pack included.
Location: Studio of Lisa Sisley-Blinn. O’Fallon, MO. 63368

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Jumble Ice II

Encaustic is a paint medium composed of beeswax infused with damar resin and ground pigments. Layers are fused with heat and can range from transparent to opaque, wispy thin to thick and dimensional. Encaustic is luminous, forgiving and versatile.

Currently there is a resurgence of interest in this medium that is over 2000 years old. New encaustic paints, materials and tools, books and blogs, and dedicated researchers and instructors have generated a wealth of support and information. Safe studio methods for working, as well as shipping are well documented. And, there is a growing community of artists that create intriguing works and share their knowledge.

“Introduction to Encaustics” is a beginner level workshop, which will focus on current methods, materials and artists. After a brief history, we will explore studio safety, tools and materials, supports, heat sources, encaustic paints and medium, mark making, transfers, direct and indirect drawing, collage and embedding techniques. Go to “Workshop: Introduction to Encaustic”,, for additional class information regarding the materials list and class information.

Lisa Sisley-Blinn earned a BA in Art Education and Biology from Carroll College, and an MFA from Western Michigan University. Sisley-Blinn has been working with the encaustic medium for over 9 years, has attended numerous encaustic workshops, as well as International Encaustic Artists conference. Sisley-Blinn has paintings, prints and drawings in both private and corporate collections.

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