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Encaustic Experience: Get it While it’s Hot!

  • Josie Rodriguez's Studio 736 Sutter Street San Diego, CA, 92103 United States (map)

1-day Workshop by Josie Rodriguez
Skill Level: All

Materials fee: None, all materials supplied by Josie.
Wear comfy old clothes and shoes.
Bring your lunch. If you have an old apron, bring it. Josie has some extras.

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Explore the magical world of encaustic painting and discover a lost art that has captivated painters for over 2000 years. The transparent and luminous effects of encaustic are often what captures the attention of artists. Encaustic means to “burn or heat” and comes from the Greek, enkaustikos. During this 6 hour class, you will learn the basics of encaustic painting, including history, safe practices, use of equipment and tools, building smooth and textured surfaces, photo transfer, carving and incising, layering and collage. Demonstration of techniques will be followed by practice, and you will leave at the end of the day with many examples of your own work. 


Josie Rodriguez, visual artist from San Diego has worked with the medium of encaustic for the past twelve years. Josie enjoys teaching others the art and process of encaustic from her home studio and venues on the West Coast and can proudly say that she has jump-started the careers of several emerging encaustic artists. She recently exhibited with a group of three women artists at Front Porch Gallery in March 2018 and has been invited to show her sculptures and assemblage at Encinitas Library, October 2018.