As a part of its ongoing Adult Workshop Series, The Old Jail Art Center hosted an Encaustic Workshop on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Ten students and several of the OJAC staff attended.
Encaustic is the technique of painting with pigmented wax. In it, the paints, brushes and often the work itself must be kept warm so the beeswax-based paint can be applied.
The instructor, Linda Fawcett, Professor of Art at Hardin-Simmons University, first introduced the equipment that would be used, then demonstrated several techniques, including transfer, applique, etching and texturizing, and finally turned the group loose to apply their creativity to the project boards. Some truly beautiful works were produced.
The next Adult Workshop will be Ceramics. More details will be provided on the Events Calendar, but if you have any interest in ceramics, you are encouraged to make plans to attend.