Last night, Rob Kinsey taught Introduction to Encaustic Painting at Two Twelve. Encaustic painting is an ancient medium; notably used for Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300BC. In the 20th century, artists such as Jasper Johns, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Diego Rivera and Tony Scherman used this process of combining hot wax with pigment to be used in their work.
During last night's class, students used the hot pigmented wax and experimented with techniques like pouring and brushing the wax on wood to create an encaustic painting. Students also had the option of embedding objects to add texture.
Rob is teaching a second Encaustic Painting class on July 25, from 4-7pm. This class is not listed in the brochure, so call (734) 944-2787 to register today! There are only a few spots left.