Praise for this course:

Vintage Whimsy in Wax by Serenity Studio Art

Thank you so much Diana for the very helpful step by step process on encaustic art. I love the projects that you demonstrated and really feel that you have demystified encaustic art. I can't wait to do it now. Many thanks.

by Eileen Gill

Vintage Whimsy in Wax by Serenity Studio Art

Thank you so much Diana for the very helpful step by step process on encaustic art. I love the projects that you demonstrated and really feel that you have demystified encaustic art. I can't wait to do it now. Many thanks.

by Eileen Gill
Diana Riukas
Diana Riukas
Artist/ Instructor

About the instructor

Diana is an award winning artist.  She earned her Masters of Fine Arts  (MFA) graduate degree in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. As an art instructor for more than 20  years she has helped and guided hundreds of individuals to discover  their creative selves. After graduating with her BA degree in art she worked as a commercial artist at various companies for a few years. She then earned her Masters in Education ( M.Ed.) in art education from the Tyler School of Art.   Since then, she's been employed as both an  art instructor and professional fine artist for more than 20 years. Her artwork is represented in private and public collections in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K.



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Welcome Soulful Creatives !


This class is meant for anyone who has ever wondered about encaustic painting  but not tried it yet........or even for those who have. You will learn a lot about this ancient art form with a modern twist......by the addition of digital photos. I think you will find it fascinating to combine the ancient with the contemporary.

In 2003 is when I first started exploring this unique medium. Soon I was hooked ! My explorations included painting with encaustic pigments by itself, with oil paint, and with digital photos and collages. 

In 2004 my ENTIRE solo  exhibit for my Masters in Fine Arts degree was dedicated  totally to encaustic painting on digital self portrait photos in very large scale. .......4x5 feet for each self portrait. 

Read on further about what you will learn !

I hope you will join me in class! 


                Artfully Yours,


What Will You Learn?

  • a basic  safe and proper encaustic set up 
  • 3 Awesome Projects in Encaustic  Painting with Mixed Media

  • And MUCH more as listed below.....Keep Reading !


Project 1-

Whimsical vintage portrait Photography and wax

In this first  project, you will create a mixed media & encaustic portrait using digital imagery of your choice from the available class  resources  from Pinterest or your own imagery.

I’ll show you how to incorporate the digital imagery with layers of wax for fabulous  results !




Project 2-

Whimsical vintage figurative collage  and wax

For this piece, you  will use imagery to create a whimsical vintage   Theme . You  will use oil paint, oil pastels, gold leaf, lace,  and more…..in combination with photo and copyright free imagery , creating a unique work of art  !




Project 3-

Terrific Textures in Wax

In this project  you will experiment with the materials and textures. Try  using different papers and/ or fabrics and layering lots of wax.  And  try abstraction with a pop of realism as  you will learn in this project.



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Here's a sneak peek of the class !



Here’s what you’ll learn when you’ve completed the class:

• Incorporating  encaustic  wax with collage materials 

• Using oil paint with encaustic  

• Using ink jet digital imagery  sprayed with fixative  with layers of encaustic

• Using imitation gold leaf 

• Using oil pastels and encaustic 

• Sgraffito  drawing method

• And much more....

  Take your time with the videos - set your own pace. Connect with me and other students on our private Facebook page and have access to  awesome  image resources.

 

Quick Video of Basic SIMPLE Encaustic Set Up

Here's a short video to give you an idea of the basic encaustic set up.A more detailed video will be included in the class.




 Partial Supplies List:

SPECIAL NOTE: ALL SUPPLIES MAY BE PURCHASED ON AMAZON

(Necessary items marked with *)

 

Please use what you have and don’t feel obligated to get all these supplies !

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FOR A PREPARED BASIC  ENCAUSTIC  SUPPLIES LIST ON AMAZON 

Mini griddle or regular size griddle*  ( “Presto” little griddle)

Heat gun or craft heat tool ( not a hair dryer)*

Gellatos or oil pastels or oil s sticks*

Collage materials - assorted vintage papers, ephemera, scrapbook paper, fabrics, lace,   etc.* 



 ONLY $53

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