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T1 Explore Encaustic & Plaster Painting

Level: All Levels Welcome - with Valerie Glover

  • Starts 8 Feb 2024
  • 260 Australian dollars
  • Central Art Room

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Course Description

Learn and experiment with Encaustic and Plaster painting processes. We will use encaustic wax, plaster, paint, inks, glues and paper to create layered effects in a variety of compositions. These processes are a great way to expand your artistic toolbox and customise effects to create totally unique artworks. Encaustic wax painting can be dated back to Ancient Greece and Egypt. Also known as hot wax painting, it is a spontaneous medium where wax is applied to wood panels. Use Mixed media paints, inks, plaster, glues and paper to create a layered effect with hot wax. We will be melting hot bees wax mixed with Damar resin to achieve interesting effects. You will also learn how to prepare a wooden panel with a mixture of plaster and other materials. Bring along some inspiration images if you would like to transfer these into an artwork, or work with the tutor’s source images. This is great course for those wanting to expriment and have fun! About the Tutor: Valerie Glover has been carrying out a professional art practice since graduating from Curtin University in 2002 with a Fine Arts degree. She uses techniques from various disciplines, including printmaking, painting, new mediums and is always challenging and extending her artistic abilities. Val has had more than 10 solo exhibitions and is a studio artist at Tresillian Arts Centre. What to Bring: Paint brushes – small, medium, round and flat Acrylic paint – paynes grey, grey yellow, titanium white, cadmium yellow deep, ultramarine blue, phthalo turquoise, yellow ochre, raw sienna, raw umber, cadmium red and any other colours that you would like to use. Plastic drop sheet - $2 from Bunnings. Photocopied images you may like to apply to your artwork Small scissors, collage materials, dried leaves, newspaper prints Jar with lid for washing brushes. Paper towels or rag Small piece of fine sandpaper Masking tape Plastic plate or palette Wax Crayons Two black permanent markers – one fine, one medium. Material fee paid to tutor: $50.00, which will cover supply of 2 wooden boards, 20cm x 30cm, glazes, plaster and gesso, carving utensils (nails, screws), medium, ink, pouring medium, varnish. Students will need to purchase extra boards later in the course, but your tutor will advise on these in the first class.

Upcoming Sessions

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.

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