Mixed Media and Encaustic - with Rachel Carroll

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Learning the Art of Mixed Media & Encaustic

This unique course is not being run anywhere else in Sydney. It takes you through the process of making a successful mixed media artwork working with water based materials such as:

  • Acrylic
  • Ink
  • Water soluble pastels or crayons or pencils
  • Oil Pastels
  • Charcoal , lead pencils
  • Collage + frottage ( bring old sketches or artworks you want to give a new life to)

Once you have mastered a mixed media composition your will be taken through the step by step process of encaustic. Each Encaustic class comes with a $25 fee for materials or you can buy your own block of encaustic wax, encaustic brushes and foil containers to house the wax on a your own electric stove top. Plus you will need to bring pre-cut MDF board ideally A4 size, an iron or hot air gun. (All materials will be explained during the first class, please bring the intial $25.)

Each week will teach you a new encaustic technique:

  • Encaustic and Texture
  • Encaustic and a smooth surface
  • Encaustic that shines
  • Encaustic colours – how to make your own
  • Encaustic fusing layers, how to embed
  • Encaustic and stenciling
  • Encaustic and oil sticks
  • Encaustic and paper
  • Encaustic and Pan pastels – building colour on an encaustic surface.
  • Encaustic and Photography

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