Encaustic classes at Hélène Farrar Art Studio

The Harlow Gallery is pleased to offer more classes in the popular and fun art of encaustic, through our partner in art Hélène Farrar Art Studio.  Please register by calling the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813.

Encaustic Painting 101 —CANCELLED
Sunday, March 24, 9pm to 2pm
Instructor Hélène Farrar
Tuition cost $50 plus $25 materials fee
This class takes place at Hélène Farrar Art Studio & Gallery, 903 Western Avenue in Manchester

What is encaustic? How do artists use encaustic? What is the history of encaustic? Learn the answers to these questions, plus how to layer, fuse and make a variety of marks in this seductive medium. Learn painterly approaches plus how to etch and scrape into the surface. Take your flat collections such as your drawings, collected papers, pictures and embellish them into the wax! Leave with two small finished paintings and artistic inspiration! We will also briefly touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” their artworks in terms of framing and care. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion.

Encaustic Painting 103
Saturday, April 13, 10am to 3pm
Sunday, April 14, 10am to 3pm
Instructor Hélène Farrar
Tuition is $50 for each day plus $35 materials fee each day (so if you take both classes, tuition is $100 plus $70 for materials)
This class takes place Hélène Farrar Art Studio & Gallery, 903 Western Avenue in Manchester

For those students who have taken the beginning course, this is a continuation “workshop” of that learning. There will be some review but mostly you will work independently and receive individualized instruction. There will also be short demos to broaden skills and tighten techniques. Bring with you ideas, plans and supports (panels, board, paper). Wax provided. Students may attend one or both days.

A little more about encaustic…
Encaustic is a beeswax-based painting medium that is used in a molten state. The molten state implies that the wax is heated to a liquid form and applied quickly to a rigid support to maintain its liquid form. Artists fuse the top layer of wax to the previous with a variety of tools such as a high temperature heat gun, torch, and iron. Encaustic paint is made up of beeswax, pigment and damar resin.
About the Instructor…  Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for fifteen years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England and England. Farrar has a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont, and a Bachelors of Art from University of Maine with concentrations in painting and printmaking.