July 17- 21, 2023
Instructor: Tremain Smith
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
10 Meetinghouse Rd
Truro, MA 02666
tel: 508 349-7511
This class will cover the foundational practices of encaustic and engage exploratory techniques in a hands-on process of discovery and experimentation. We’ll start with the basics of making encaustic medium and paint, fusing, substrates, equipment, safety, and move to techniques of transparency and opacity, surface manipulation, building and removing layers, collaging, branding, incising, glazing, and dry brushing. I’ll demonstrate my technique of working with a template as a reference point for drawing, layering with transparent wax, and adding color with oil glaze and collage.
Tremain Smith has work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her solo exhibitions include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Maine, Delaware, Florida and Hawaii. Her work is in Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century by Schiffer Publishing and The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. She presented on “The Roots of Contemporary Encaustic” at the Eighth International Encaustic Conference. She has taught encaustic at Truro Center for the Arts, Penland School of Crafts and R&F Paints.