Encaustic 101 with Linda Nunes, April 22, 2023


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Encaustic 101 with Linda Nunes

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10AM-2:30PM at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

FEES: $190


Students learn basic encaustic skills: Fusing/heating and Layering

Hands-on techniques: Using encaustic with collage, watercolor & other media, working under, within and on top of the encaustic layers, embedding 3D objects, and mark-making & image transfer techniques

Student will leave the workshop with: Four finished projects, comprehensive resource list, other written material, and confidence to move ahead in this fabulous medium.


Instructor provides most materials (panels, boards, encaustic medium, pigments, heat guns, tools, written items). Please review the suggested materials list for items you should bring which will help your experience.

  • Pen or pencil – if you’d like to take notes
  • Small scissors
  • Small Matt Medium (my preference) or Modge Podge to use as an adhesive
  • Small 4 oz. container for water
  • Small inexpensive brush – ½” is fine
  • Apron – if you’re messy like me
  • Ephemera (this is optional, but it really makes your work more personal).
    • Any kind of small doo-dah you would like to try including in your art piece.
    • Inexpensive, thin papers (old dictionary pages, vintage children’s books, sheet music, maps, diagrams, etc.)  Not cardstock or glossy magazine pages
    • Light fabric, netting, lace, decorative paper napkins, etc.
    • Ink jet copies of photos – black/white or color (not original photos)

We’ll be working in a 4” x 4” to 8” x 8” format, so you can plan your images accordingly.


Linda is an award winning artist who grew up in California’s Bay Area and is best known for her abstract or surreal encaustic or cold wax/oil paintings. Her art journey has taken her through collage, acrylic, cold wax and encaustic, an ancient and luminous bee’s wax process. Her contemporary style moves to a playful life tune. Her work has been shown throughout California as well as Chicago, Santa Fe and Dallas. Linda’s art degree is from CSU, Sacramento. Workshop information, demonstrations, events and additional artwork can be viewed at her website www.LindaNunesArt.com.