December 8, 2011 – 6:00 pm

Adult Studio Workshop: Exploring Encaustic Painting

Guest artist: Stephanie Gerber-Darr

From Egyptian mummy portraits to collages by Jasper Johns, artists across time have used the luscious and adaptable medium of encaustic in a variety of ways. Encaustic paintings use the ancient technique of combining melted beeswax, resin, and pigments to create a surface that can be built up to make translucent and textured layers.  During this workshop participants will have the rare opportunity to view an encaustic mummy portrait in the exhibition To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, and then have fun using a simplified version of the medium themselves. 

Location: Frist Center Studios
$50 members/$75 non-members.  Cost includes all supplies and gallery admission.
Advance registration required.  Please call 615.744.3355 to register.

Note: This is an introductory level class.  No prior experience is required.

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