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Gualala Arts Workshop
Intro to Encaustic Painting
Instructor: Susan Stover

April 7, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Night Bloom, by Susan Stover
Register by:   March 29, 2013
Tuition:   $150 members; $165 non-members
Materials fee:   $25

Explore the magic of painting with wax! This ancient technique is currently experiencing quite a revival. This class will give you all the basics of starting with encaustics.

We'll go over safety, studio setup, preparing surfaces and grounds, mixing medium and paint, and fusing. Students will learn several painting techniques including layering, scraping, incising, as well as several possibilities for collage and mixed media.

No painting experience is necessary and beginners are welcome. All materials are provided with the $25 fee.

About the instructor

Susan Stover received a MFA from California College of Art and a BFA from Miami University.

She has demonstrated and given workshops at the International Encaustic Artists Conference, Encausticamp, National Art Materials Trade Association Trade Show, and in other locations locally and nationally. Her own work concentrates in the combination of surface design techniques on fabric and encaustic painting. Susan resides in western Sonoma County, California.

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.