Invited Instructor and Boulder encaustic artist, Marco Montanari
Thursday June 20th 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday June 22nd 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm
**Create a finished, 12”x16” framed wax painting.**
$200.00 per person.
Class is limited to 6 participants.
Thursday Evening Session, June 20th 5:30pm-8:30pm pm
Saturday Morning Session, June 22nd 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Afternoon Session, June 22nd 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Classes fill quickly. Ensure your workshop space and sign up now.
This workshop is design to explore the non traditional encaustic
techniques designed by Marco. Discover the play of wax painting,
including texturing, etching, sculpting and wax on wax appliqué,
that Marco has developed with his unique approach to Encaustic
painting. Utilizing these techniques, we’ll complete the workshop
painting your own encaustic painting. Previous experience is not
Marco’s has been creating with his innovative approach to wax
painting for 18 years. His art has shown in galleries and exhibitions
around the country, teaching workshops in his hometown of
Boulder and in Breckenridge Colorado over the past 5 years.
Instead of the customary beeswax, Marco formulated
a specially blended paraffin wax as his paint base which eliminates
the Encaustic “Burn In” process. Utilizing his opaque blend,
greater flexibility and clearer pigmented colorings are achieved,
including a wide range of textures, faux finishes, engraved, and
sculpted effects. Wax is applied with hot styluses, hot brushes.
irons, air guns and wax on wax appliqué. Laid on as thinly
polished glazes or heavy encrusted impastos that can be carved,
molded, shaped and scraped, building high and low reliefs.