Intro to Encaustic Painting with Sarah Rehmer
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    Visual Arts Room
    Daily, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

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    $350.00 (become a member)

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    Designed for students new to the encaustic medium or those wanting to expand their knowledge, this 2-day workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety fundamentals for working in encaustic. Students will leave the workshop with a solid technical foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop. 

    Sarah approaches her teaching with alternating between demonstrations and working time so students can see and discuss a process, and then immediately give it a try. This workshop will cover topics such as: basic painting techniques, color mixing, fusing methods, substrate selection, texture and line work, and surface refinement. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. All paints and tools/brushes are supplied.




    Encaustic painting has been used throughout history by many cultures. Today, this ancient form of art has evolved into a popular medium for contemporary artists.

    Encaustic painting involves mixing wax and pigment to create a soft, pliable paint. Each layer must be fused to the next with heat. Layers of varying opacity are added and removed, creating a beautiful and distinctive surface.


    This course is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students.
    There are no prerequisites and all skill levels are welcome.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Mixed Media

    Sarah Rehmer

    CTAC Petoskey

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)