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Encaustic Spring Landscape

Description

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Instructor: Jordan Pearson

Fee includes all supplies

During this intermediate two-day class, you will review the safety and working techniques unique to encaustic painting (hot, pigmented beeswax). Jordan’s demos will focus on a specific approach to landscape painting in encaustic. This will involve several techniques like drawing directly, scraping back, glazing, and carving in. Specific colour mixing for your image will also be covered. Students will be shown how to build smooth or textural surfaces suited to their landscape in regard to texture, background, and detail. You will leave the class with a few sketches and one medium-sized finished painting in encaustic!

This class involves some drawing and is open to those who have already taken a class in encaustic painting or are very familiar with painting in general.

About the Instructor:  Jordan Pearson studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, has a Visual Arts Diploma in painting from Red Deer College, and holds a Bachelor of Education in Fine Art from the University of Alberta. She is an artist, educator, and beekeeper who practices oil and encaustic painting in her Edmonton studio. Through teaching and volunteering in several art centres, she is passionate about helping others to use art as their creative outlet.

Supplies included in the fees:

Encaustic paints & mediums    Encaustic tools and brushes    Birch panels    Decorative & washi papers    Pencils

Please bring a spring landscape photo that you love for reference. Jordan will also provide reference photos.

Bring suitable art clothes, had-/tea-towel, note/sketchbook, snack & drink.

Students receive a 20% discount on art supplies purchased on class days!

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