The original Encaustic process (encaustic means to burn) was the ancient Egyptian practice of mixing beeswax and damar resin, (tree sap in it's rawest form) melted and applied onto gilded paintings.
The early religious iconic art in pharoah's tombs contain encaustic wax paintings, this technique which is seeing a revival in a modern context, by encasing fine art photographs in wax mounted on wood. I prefer the painterly surface the wax creates, compared to prints behind glass, plus the longevity of the medium and non-toxic materials, but also the gradual decline of the global Bee population, is just as important to me.
I am combining modern photographic and printing technology, with ancient crafting techniques to achieve a work of art that is tactile, archival and organic, which most importantly can be achieved by the artist themselves, in order to produce work cost effectively.
'How To - Photo Encaustic Trailer' £50 GBP via Paypal i.d firstname.lastname@example.org to download the full instructional video.
We offer 1 or 2 Day Workshops in our 3000 square foot studio, we can accomodate up to 8 students per workshop. Each student will create 2 pieces, either 11" x 14" or 12" x 12" using their own images, either already printed, or printed on the day of the workshop in the studio.
Photographic Encaustic (A fine art process encasing giclee prints in beeswax and resin).
£195 for 1 day workshop (more of a demonstration - we will create 2 pieces). £250 for 2 day workshop (you go through each stage and produce 2 pieces).
Hours are from 10am - 4pm - lunch included.
£100 for a Skype 2 hour photo encaustic demonstration of each stage, links to tools and materials, with Q&A at the end.
£50 GBP via Paypal i.d email@example.com to download the full 'How To - Photo Encaustic' video.