Beginner Encaustics, with Linda Nunes


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Beginner Encaustic Workshop with Linda Nunes

Location: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
Date/Time: Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10AM-2:30PM
Workshop Cost: $145

Students will gain basic knowledge and hands-on techniques with this ancient, unique and luminous encaustic medium.


Instructor will provide everything you need to complete your projects: panels, boards, encaustic medium and pigments, additional media, heat and other tools and written materials.

Here is a basic list of items to bring with you:

  • 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
  • Ephemera (this is optional, but it really makes your work more personal).

Ephemera can include:

  • 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)

You will be working in a 4” x 4” to 8” x 8” format, so you can plan your images accordingly.

What You Will Learn

Information given on:

  • Safety, Tools, History, Money-saving tips and tip on how to set up an encaustic work space

Basic encaustic skills

  • Fusing/heating, Layering

Hands-on techniques

  • Using encaustic with collage, watercolor & other media
  • Working under, within and on top of the encaustic layers
  • Embedding 3D objects
  • Mark-making & image transfer techniques

Students will leave the workshop with:

  • Four finished projects
  • Comprehensive resource list
  • Other written material
  • Confidence to move ahead in this fabulous medium

About the Instructor

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 an assortment of art media. 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:


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