- Session: Hot Wax Painting (Encaustic Art) Introduction Series
- Alchemy and Ecstasy of Encaustic Painting
- Date: Wed-Fri, March 15-17 (3 days)
- Time: 10am-3pm
- Instructor: Lynda Lombardi
- Experience: Open to everyone
- Ages: 16+
- Cost: $360
- Supplies: All provided except please bring pack of unscented baby wipes as well as lunch/snack.
Explore this ancient art form. Encaustic medium consists of beeswax and a natural pine resin. We will offer a brief history of the medium and learn what substrates, tools and equipment are required to work with molten beeswax. We will learn what materials work well with encaustic medium and what do not work. We offer three different substrates, a variety of techniques and a myriad of materials to work with. Plenty of demonstration and guidance as well as opportunities for hands on to follow your own creativity.
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.