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CPT 034-W19 | Encaustic: Metal + Metallic

CPT 034-W19 | Encaustic: Metal + Metallic

Sat + Sun, 9AM-5PM, 3/30 -3/31, Room: 507

Maximum Enrollment: 8 LBS

Course Description

If you love old nails or collect small pieces of found metal and rust, learn how to incorporate these objects into encaustic medium. Metal | Metallic is a two-day encaustic workshop designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic. A hands-on studio course, this workshop will focus on the technical aspects of incorporating small pieces of metal and rust with encaustic medium and metallic paint. An emphasis will be placed on expressing meaning through an exploration of composition. Students will have plenty of time to explore and develop their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on multiple panels. The application of metallic pigment stick and silver and gold leaf will be demonstrated as ways to finish work, add shine, and enhance metal surfaces.

TUITION: $230 + FEES: $60

Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described as the transformation of Š—“disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and graceŠ— (Artscope). She has exhibited nationally and was featured in the April 2016 Maine Home + Design magazineŠ—'s profile Š—“One to WatchŠ— on standout artists in Maine. Vander Schaaf is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and the president of New England Wax. She is the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists, a Tending Space Artist Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation, and the JurorŠ—'s Award in association with the 10th International Encaustic Conference. In addition, she is a 200 hr Kripalu yoga teacher working on her 500 hr certification.


  • Jumbo Presto pancake griddle
  • Heat gun (available at your local hardware store)
  • Potter's needle and assorted pottery looping tools
  • Multiple unprimed cradled panel up to 12" x 12"
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Natural bristle paintbrushes (I recommend hake brushes)
  • Pottery looping tools (assorted) and Potter's Needle

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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