Encaustic means „to burn in“ in Greek and is an ancient painting technique dating back to the 5th century B.C.
Painting is done with a painting medium made of beeswax and dammar resin, which is melted on a hot plate and applied in a liquid state. The technique is very versatile and can be combined with various other painting techniques (except acrylic).
It takes a little practice and sensitivity to create a beautiful, transparent surface. If you are a newbie in this technique it is worthwhile to invest some time in learning the basics, to make sure you enjoy this beautiful technique.
In this workshop, I will show you the most important basics. All materials and equipment will be provided to make sure you can get familiar with the technique without having to invest a lot in your equipment. We work exclusively with torches and heatguns. No painting irons will be used.
I am very excited to announce that R&F Handmade Paints kindly offered to provide for the Encaustic Paint that we will be using.