This is a beginners course in wax painting.
When I first learned about encaustic work I was intrigued and TERRIFIED!! A blow torch?! Beeswax?! The idea of it sounded outrageous and terrifying and, yet...awesome. But I couldn't get up the nerve to try if for the LONGEST time because I was just so afraid of blowing myself up. So my first and foremost objective in this class is to get you to be UNafraid of this medium because it is just as awesome as you think it is and not in the least bit scary once you understand what you need to have on hand and what you need to do it (phew!). What a lot of people don't tell you either is that it can be done on the cheap and I'm not afraid to show you some serious money saving tips to get you playing, affordably and fast, while making simply the most awesome art ever. Guest teacher will be internationally recognized, Ivy Newport!
I think the funnest part of encaustics (besides the wax and the blow torch! OMG!!!) is just demoing for you all the things that can be DONE!!! It is truly amazing. So after I hold your hold and get your studio all set up for working, we will spend some time comparing materials. There's so much to compare and a TON of ways to work with this while also saving a ton of money and I talk over all of that with you!
I will also test out a lot of different surface treatment products for you, on camera, so you can see the results without having to pay a DIME. My goal is for you to become educated enough that you can waltz into an art store and know exactly what supplies you'll want to grab off the shelves, without hesitation! So talking set up and supplies is a must.
Once we know what's going on, I do a thorough, real-time demo so you can see the potential that lies with this medium!!!
We then go through the process of making a series of very simple and yet very exciting projects!
And because we are having a good time and all, we just make some more...
And then some more...
And maybe just one more!
So when we are all bugged out we play with all sort of stuff like image transfers...
And what happens when fabric meets hot wax. Yep! You heard me!!! Let's do this!
Admit it, you're impressed!!!
But at some point we need to say, Okay, we got this, time to kick it up a notch. So then we do!! But it's not scary you guys! Why? You ask? Because, as always, I'm here for you! To hold your hand, walk you through these projects one step at a time, and answer any questions that may come up during the creative process! And, of course, no class would be complete without a face project or two so that's where we go next.
And then another to reinforce some more fun using the same techniques...
And in classic Karen style, a third, just for kicks.
All classes are fully downloadable and yours to keep, forever! Just please, no sharing.
I would LOVE to see what you're working on and how you're doing so PLEASE check in the Facebook Group to say hello and post your progress! See you there!
What you get:
~ 7 hours of video art tutorials (lessons) PLUS additional PDF's.
~ Specifically suited for beginners, no experience necessary!
~ Fully downloadable videos which are forever accessible and won't ever expire.
~ Follow the course at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.
~ Access to the 'virtual classroom' for direct teacher interaction.
~ Access to Awesome Art School Facebook Page for sharing, interaction and direct support.
~ Entertaining demos, real time instruction and timelapse videos
~ Only pay for the supplies you want!
I have been teaching drawing and painting to folks of all ages both in person and on-line since 2011 and have been making art full time since 2004. Art is my therapy, my soul, and my obsession! My teaching goal is to make art approachable, accessible and FUN FUN FUN through my on-line classes and drawing books! I'm sooooooo glad you're here! Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm here to help to you on your creative journey, regardless of what stage your in :)
Come find me @
Etsy: coolmamacrafts.etsy.com (psst...this is where you can get signed copies of all my books!)
How to Draw Fun, Fab Faces (Amazon)
How to Draw MORE Fun, Fab Faces (Amazon)
How to Draw Fun, Fab Fellas (Amazon)
For the Colorful Teacher (Amazon)