Mixed media encaustic workshop slated Saturday at Volcano Art Center

  • Courtesy photo Photograph encaustic by Mary Milelzcik.

  • Courtesy photo Encaustic scroll by Mary Milelzcik.

  • Courtesy photo Mixed media encaustic by Mary Milelzcik.

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic” workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The class will be held in a unique rainforest setting in a covered outside area at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks, etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials embedded.

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics and how to make your own medium. Encaustic techniques, photo transfer, along with wet and dry shellac burns, will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you.

The class fee is $65 for non-members or $60 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Space is limited.

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.