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T1 Cold Oil Encaustic Painting

Level: Intermediate to Advanced - with Jean-Louis Diaz

  • Ended
  • 260 Australian dollars
  • Craft room

Course Description

Encaustic is an ancient painting method, which predates Renaissance Oil painting. Mixing oil paints with a cold encaustic paste will reveal a versatile medium, which provides both impasto and translucent qualities and is fast drying. Jean-Louis joins us this term from France, for this rare opportunity to learn this technique. About your Tutor: Jean-Louis is a practicing Visual Artist based in France and Australia. He holds a BA in Fine Arts (Painting major) 1980 Dip Teaching (Visual Art) 1978. He is Co-Director of Artelier Provence in France which offers Art retreats and workshops. He has held exhibitions in Australia and France and is represented in private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA. Jean-Louis specialises in oil encaustic painting and joins the Tresillian program to share his knowledge of this ancient painting method. About the Course Students will learn the two key methods of cold wax oil encaustic, Impasto and Glazing. You will also learn colour theory and painting techniques using both brush and palette knives. This course would be of great value to experienced oil painters. The main advantages that oil encaustic offers are: rich impasto layering; much shorter drying time; the ability to create a textured surface; translucent qualities when using glazing techniques; the lower cost when the medium is added to your oil paints for an impasto effect. Acrylic paints can be used as a base layer to add a preliminary colour, contrast and effects. The course will initially entail experimentation exercises, followed by producing artworks that reflect the creative potential of this medium. What you need to bring A range of both Oil paints ( Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow,Cadmium red, Crimson red, Ultramarine Blue and Phthalo Blue) and Acrylic paints. White chalk or pastel stick. Paint brushes, both flat and round/various sizes. Palette knives, wide plastic spatulas, rags, glass jars x2. Odorless solvent ( eg Archival -1 litre). Primed boards (MDF) or small stretched canvases (no larger than A3). Cold encaustic paste - Gamblin cold wax medium in 118 ml or 473 ml, available at art stores or online. Thick plastic or perspex plate sheet A3 size for mixing paints and a small jar of oil medium ( 1/3 linseed and 2/3 odourless solvent). A3 painting paper or cartridge.


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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