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Encaustic Painting……It's All About the Wax!


with Cindy Birdsong

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 19, 2021 at 11 am

Registration is also available by calling the office at 615-822-0789

The word encaustic comes from the Greek word “enkaustikos” meaning to burn in using color pigment mixed with hot beeswax to create a paint that can be applied to a canvas or wooden surface. Encaustic is very versatile and can be incorporated with transfer techniques, embedding and scraping to achieve the desired results. Subject matter is limitless and allows you to add your own personal style to your artwork.

In this 1 session class we will cover techniques, materials, sources for supplies and each student will work at their own pace. Students will take home one to two pieces. All skill levels welcome.

Member discount: 15 percent. 

Oil Painting Still Life


with Jessica Lewis

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 23, 2021

Still life is the most practical subject matter for strengthening your drawing and painting abilities. You can take the skills you develop in this course and apply them to any subject in art.

In four sessions, you will create a still life in oil paint based on observation. Jessica will guide you from the initial drawing stages to the final painting. Students will learn how to mix color, establish good composition, tone, and value of the objects to create a unified whole. For those more advanced or with specific interests, Jessica will provide guidance and feedback as desired. This course is appropriate for both beginners and experienced artists.

  Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: included in tuition.

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