Encaustic Painting with Michael Doig Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Augusta Craft Coordinator Michael Doig will teach Encaustic Painting during Week 3, Irish Week, running July 19-24, 2015. Encaustic painting is the ancient technique of painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. Students will experiment with traditional and contemporary encaustic painting techniques, learning to pigment their own beeswax and use tools such as heat guns and heated stylus to manipulate their paintings. No prior artistic experience is necessary. Materials fee is $45. Michael notes, “Having grown up in rural West Virginia, I always had a passion for plants, animals, and geological process. Exploring the landscape, I would find fossils of marine creatures, and I wonder how they got there. I was curious about the mountains, and how huge expanses of time and geologic activity could not only push them up, but also whittle them down. I left West Virginia for many years to work and study Art, but I returned in 2008 to take a position at Davis & Elkins College as Assistant Professor of Art. Much of my artwork for the past 15 years has dealt with Appalachian identity, as well as geology. My work is often created with the people of Appalachia, as well as the idea of erosion and geological processes in mind. I mostly paint in oil, but I also use acrylic, encaustic, and spray paint.” Register today to reserve your space, visit http://augustaheritagecenter.org/, click “REGISTER,” and select craft & folklore for the week of your class. More information is available at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/craft/. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.