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Encaustic Painting Workshop
September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$80.00
An afternoon creating wax art with Jeanne
If you have been in the gallery you have seen Jeanne’s work rich in color and texture and painting with wax. The Encaustic medium may seem difficult but Jeanne will walk you through each step of the process and you will create your very own work of art.
Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish, to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural beeswax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency, adhesive qualities, or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium or purchased colored with traditional artist pigments. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.
Jeanne Fashempour is an artist and designer. She attended The Cooper School of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art. With a long and diversified career in commercial art, photography, and design. With her eclectic taste in subject matter and mediums, Jeanne paints or draws what intrigues her, drawn to animals and scenes of rural America, sometimes realistic, sometimes impressionistic, always interesting with an abundance of rich color and texture. The most captivating art form she employs is one that is both archaic and modern. Encaustic art is an ancient technique first used by the Greeks. Later it became popularized as a form of expressionism. Extensive and time-consuming, this difficult process involves countless hours of hard work and originality. Each of Jeanne’s pieces stands entirely on its own. No two pieces are alike.