Volcano Art Center to Host Encaustic Painting Workshop

January 13, 2019, 9:00 AM HST (Updated January 13, 2019, 8:33 AM)
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“Pohoiki,” an encaustic painting by Mary Milelzcik. Courtesy image.

The Volcano Art Center will present a workshop on encaustic painting led by artist Mary Milelzcik on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Volcano Village.

Encaustic is a mixture of paint incorporating beeswax, damar resin and pigment. The blend is applied to a solid absorbent surface and can consist of multiple layers. Each successive layer can be enhanced through carving tools, pigments, photos and other materials.

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The workshop will teach the basic techniques of encaustic painting and students will create their own works. A variety of tools and materials will be provided including photos, minerals and fibers. Students are encouraged to bring other items they would like to use.

The class fee is $55 for VAC members; $60 for non-members, plus a $25 supply fee. To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. The workshop will be held at the Center’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

Mary Milelzcik is a mixed media artist and photographer who teaches experimental art and printmaking. Her work incorporates photography, pigments and other organic materials, and has been featured internationally.

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