- Session: Hot wax and Shellac
- Date: New dates coming soon
- Time: 10am-3pm
- Instructor: Lynda Lombardi
- Experience: Open to everyone
- Ages: 16+
- Cost: $240
- Supplies: All materials provided.
Encaustic medium with a shellac burn. A wonderful opportunity to work outside. This is one of the exciting techniques that can be applied to encaustic that is not applicable to any other medium. We will work with the application of pigmented encaustic as the base then apply the shellac and yes, with torches we will burn the shellac. This is one technique best done outside or in a large, well-ventilated studio. Due to safety issues this workshop will be limited to 6 participants.
All materials are supplied. Bring your enthusiasm, a lunch, a water bottle and an apron or smock to protect your clothes. Safety tools and measures will be provided.
Lynda was introduced to encaustics in 2013, the passion for this wonderfully, versatile medium began. Everything about this ancient art form captured her heart and continues to excite her creativity. The alchemy, the smell of the molten wax and the versatility gave her opportunities to use personal photos and a wide range of other materials in her body of work. Her art practice introduced her to a community of artists and opened opportunities to learn, exhibit, teach and grow as an artist. Lynda has done a number of art residencies in local hotels, shown her work at local galleries and offer workshops in her studio. Lynda has also shown at Alton Mills Arts Centre in Ontario and was accepted to an art residency in Venice, Italy.
Having worked with molten beeswax now for almost ten years, Lynda has explored and practiced many or the vast variety of techniques and materials that this wonderful medium offers. She uses natural found objects in her work, as well as a variety art materials. Lynda’s body of work includes photo encaustic, painting with pigmented medium, imbedded items, shellac burns and a new product, water soluble encaustic medium.
We all have a story to tell. Lynda’s art practice is her way of telling her story. Art gives her a voice, a means to express what is in her heart. Creating art is a way to share the pain, the joy and the wonder of life experiences. Being part of the creative community opens opportunities to share this unique art form and share her art and practice.
Lynda has been fortunate to attend workshops with the best local and mainland instructors, giving her a wonderful background knowledge of encaustic medium. She has been well instructed and practiced in the proper use of tools and materials to achieve archival pieces that are uniquely her own. It is her privilege to share and offer this knowledge to her students.