Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Your thoughts?



Today I'm working on ideas for the on-line class I'm going to be teaching in January (all of the class materials need to be ready by the end of November and so it's time for me to busy!). The really hard part is deciding what the "Encaustic Love Block" will look like. Here is one idea. This is a photo of a custom piece I did a while back but you could use a love letter or a favorite bit of poetry in her dress so everyone would create the same block but it would be unique and personal. What do you think? If you were going to take an encaustic class what techniques would you be interested in learning? I'd love to hear your thoughts....

7 comments:

Amber (Woodmouse) said...

I don't know anything about encaustic, well except that it involves wax and you wind up with this amazing ethereal looking layered painting. This being said, I think I'll want to take your class if it is for beginners. I don't know what techniques there ARE to even answer your question though, sorry.

tangled sky studio said...

amber- you did manage to answer a question about the level of the class. it will be for beginner's and those who have dabbled in wax : )

Leililaloo said...

I love the idea of incorporating a real love letter in the dress. It's a really wonderful idea and the diversity of ever ones outcome is really going to be interesting to witness.

And as far as the encaustic techniques I would like to learn more about goes, I would like to learn how to make the layers. And mainly about how to 'heat gun' them before putting on a new layer. And not to forget what ways there are to bring on a layer. And I would like to learn how you could treat the surface of the wax, I mean like you do (and now I’m just guessing)scratching and drawing on the surface before treating it further with oil paint to leave the drawing darker and visible. How do you do this exactly and what other ways are there to work on the outside layer? Also I would like to know more about collage like techniques and encaustics.

I can go on and on to answer this question Beth, I would love to be able to participate…

chrissy said...

sweet beth....
i have been waiting for this for SOOOO long. remember when i was looking for your article awhile back? well, i never found it and i have been so sad. i still haven.t tried my hand at encaustics, so i would love to learn EVERYTHING a beginner should know. i love the idea of a love letter as well. i think you are right on!
xo
c

bridgette said...

hi beth, did you get my message about the possibility of teaching in evanston? Let me know if you didn't

Charlene said...

Hello Beth,
Love the idea of a Love Block for encaustic on line class. How may I get on the list to sign up?
Love your work...love it to the moon!

Ludid said...

i would just love to learn to the basics. except for loving the look of encaustics, i don't anything about it. the question i have is whether it is possible to use it just on paper or does it have to be a hard surface?