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Learn about and paint with encaustic

art class

Learn about and paint with encaustic

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Learn about and paint with encaustic

art class

Learn about and paint with encaustic

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

When you come to my studio I will give you a brief history of the medium, (its more than two thousand years old), and then demonstrate the encaustic painting process. You will then have the remaining time to paint your own encaustic painting on panel with my guidance. Encaustic is a fascinating medium to paint with. The paint is heated on griddles and it is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigment for color. The paint is very fast to dry or cool, about three seconds, and a tool is used to scrape, and a torch to fuse the layers together. If you prefer I can always do the torch part for you!

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Your host

Learn more about Willow

Willow

I am a traditionally trained artist who paints with the ancient medium of encaustic. I studied oil painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, but I fell in love with encaustic and have been painting with it exclusively for more than 11 years. I show and sell in galleries, and teach workshops and private lessons. I really enjoy teaching and sharing about it to the professional and to the person who paints or draws a little and is curious about the medium. Even if encaustic is not new to you, you are sure to learn much more! My specialty is painting images. willowbader.com

What's included

Equipment
I will provide all materials for the lesson. You will be standing at the griddles where I work, using my brushes scraping…

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Where you'll be

You will be coming to my art studio where I make my own work. The studio is in the living room of a 1911 craftsman house where I live in Seward Park area of Seattle.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest aged 18 and up can attend. Helpful if you have prior drawing or painting experience but its not required.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Bring a printed image to use for reference, or you can look through mine for ideas.

More tips

Don't wear your favorite clothing in case you get paint on it.
Willow
Learn about and paint with encaustic
1 review
From $211/person
1 review
From $211/person