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Encaustic Collage and Watercolor

Come join artist, Jacque Minarik to learn about encaustic!  Encaustic originates from the Greek word Enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing paint and wax. Let’s have fun together learning about this exciting art form.  We will create a collage and experiment heating wax, resin, and paint/pigment to create a unique mixed media wax painting. Explore encaustic for the first time or expand your skills. The layering of encaustic paint produces luminous and textured surfaces. Feel free to bring a copied image to add to the layering process for collage or just experiment blending and mixing the wax and pigment to create an abstract piece of art.
What do participants need to bring.
Please bring a copied image to collage if you would like to use your own imagery. Note- copies of photos can be used but a copy on printed computer paper is better than using an original photo printed on photography paper. All other materials are included in the cost of the class.
Jacque Minarik is a local artist and educator.  She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Tech and received her Master’s in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Jacque is from Richmond, VA where she lived and taught art for the past 25 years.  She is an active member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, serving on the Teacher’s Advisory Council.  She currently resides in Greenbrier County where her hobbies include: restoring an 1800’s farmhouse, gardening, antiquing, yoga, hiking, coffee, and creating art!  Jacque is an International Rotary Scholar and has completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training.  She studied Asian Art in Japan and that remains one of her favorite memories and serves as an inspiration for much of her current work.  Art is so important because it helps you process everything in your world and allows you to relax and ponder/process your ideas in your brain.  It is also a time for reflection.  One of her favorite aspects of art is that you can spread hope and joy when you make art and share it.  She is excited to share yoga and art with you!