Encaustic

Course #:

VIS

5-411

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Visual Arts

Suggested Age:

14-18

Prerequisites:

Students would need to have taken Exploring Art Mediums, Building Art Skills or show basic skills and understanding of Elements and Principles of Art.

Encaustic

Course Description:

Purpose

Students will explore 4th Century B. C. painting technique with a modern twist. Encaustic is hot wax painting, involves heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Students will be using hot wax, pigments, hotplates, hot stylus pens and varies canvases. They will continue to work on weekly sketches, while applying elements and principles to their work.

Curriculum/Materials:

  • Sketch book 80 ct.