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July 7th and 28th: Encaustic Workshops

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Two workshops will be held this month at Affair d’Art.

Let’s Paint Beaches: Encaustic Painting Workshop

Does the ocean call to you? Do you wanna play with fire? Let’s fire it up with artist Stacy Gresell and learn encaustic painting. “Let’s Paint Beaches” will be held Saturday July 7th, 12pm-4pm. This encaustic and mixed media workshop will focus on learning and refining basic encaustic painting techniques to achieve a realistic impression of the beach using blending and color fade. You will also learn three mixed media techniques including shading with pastels, shellac and the incorporation of images. Materials will be provided. You will leave with a practice board and a finished beach painting. All experience levels are welcome- class is fun and relaxed. No art experience necessary. The cost is $120 per person plus $30 for supplies.

Turtle Time: Encaustic Workshop with Stacy Gresell

Join Saturday, July 28th, 12-4pm for an encaustic and mixed media workshop with artist Stacy Gresell. This workshop will explore detail work in encaustic painting- which is no easy feat when your painting continuously melts under the flame of a torch. This four hour workshop will further focus on the finesse of water, shellac and blending while introducing techniques of intarsia, stencils and reduction. Participants will go home with a finished sea turtle painting and a growing love for this most unique medium. Materials will be provided. Previous encaustic experience is required. The cost is $120 per person plus $30 for supplies.

Please email us affairedart@yahoo.com or call (409)789-0079 to register.This will be held at Affaire d’Art, 2227 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston.

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