Friday, May 14, 2010

Reach Demonstration

Reach Art Studios is unique and wonderful and serves kids in the best ways art can. It was fun to be there for an encaustic demo yesterday. We had a few other guests come, too.

I wanted to quickly run through some of the basic techniques of etching, layering, embedding and filling in. The piece was still warm when time ran out, so we couldn't really show it all. The birds in this piece was based on some papier mache birds the kids were working on when I arrived.

This is a less than great photo, but I like how it shows the waxiness of the surface. There's still work to be done on this piece, for sure.