Gain a thorough understanding of techniques and best practices for using encaustic paint, including studio setup, tools, and health and safety. With an emphasis on wax as a painting medium, become familiar with brushwork, fusing, and layering. Examine the specific characteristics that make wax a unique painting material including opacity, temperature, adhesion, and texture. Furthermore, discover the delights of encaustic’s adaptability to mixed media work through experimentation with collage, printmaking, and image transfer. All levels welcome.