Learn to create encaustic like effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft luminous effect of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels and mediums and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with faux encaustic like wax formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. All GOLDEN paints, gels and mediums provided. Bring to class: 2 - 9 x 12 canvases or cradled hardboard surfaces to work on, synthetic paintbrushes, a variety of palette knives, palette for paint, water container, rags, papers for collage, stencils (if you have them), plastic to cover your table and a bag lunch. $10 materials fee paid to instructor.