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Winter and Spring Encaustic Classes at Art Gym Denver

Summer Sky by Gigia Kolouch

Summer Sky by Gigia Kolouch

Join me in 2019 at the Art Gym Denver (1460 Leyden St.) Never tried encaustic painting before? Then sign up for the Introduction class. If you already have some experience, or would like a longer session, sign up for the Encaustic Studio. Hope to see you there! -Gigia

Introduction to Encaustic Painting

Winter and Spring 2019

Instructor: Gigia Kolouch

Saturday January 26— 9:00 am - Noon Register

Thursday February 7— 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Register 

Thursday April 13— 6:30 - 9:30 pm Register

Discover the ancient wax and resin medium of encaustic. You will play with the equipment, supplies and basic techniques in a safe environment. The curriculum includes translucent layering, mark making, and creating texture. Incorporate other media such as graphite, copy paper, and oil pastel into your work. You will learn tips and tricks for working with the hot wax to get the best results.

Cost: $75, includes a $15 materials fee

Materials fee includes 3 boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, found collage material

More Encaustic Techniques

Winter and Spring 2019

Instructor: Gigia Kolouch

Saturday April 11— 9:00 am - Noon Register 

Add definition and depth to your encaustic artwork through image transfer, collage and encaustic paint. Encaustic image transfer is the transference of a printed or drawn image onto wax. Learn several methods to transfer and embed images with encaustic medium. For more control, you will discover encaustic paint, a wax compatible acrylic-like paint used with encaustic medium. Some familiarity with basic encaustic technique is recommended before taking this class. Bring 2-3 laser copies of your favorite images to practice. No inkjet.

Cost $75, includes a $15 materials fee

Materials fee includes 3 boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, encaustic paint, found collage material

Encaustic Studio

Winter and Spring 2019

Instructor: Gigia Kolouch

Saturday February 2— 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Register 

Saturday April 27— 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Register

For all levels of encaustic artists, come and play for a day with this ancient medium. The curriculum will begin with the basics and then you will be able to create on your own. You will play with the equipment, supplies and basic techniques in a safe environment. I will have short demonstrations throughout the day to introduce new techniques based on your interests.

Cost $125, includes a $20 materials fee


Gigia Kolouch