Shelley Jean will be doing an introduction to the basics of Encaustics, history, safety, and versatility. Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting. It involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid paste is then applied to a prepared surface. There are also other recipes.
Shelley Jean is an artist/educator that studied at the Florida School of fine Arts and is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Art Education. She has taught in the public and private sector for over 30 years.
She is a member of the International Encaustic Artists, Florida Artist Registry, and is the President of the Florida Wax Chapter. She teaches at the Maitland Museum of Art and Mt. Dora Center for the Arts as well as Secret Place Studio in Orlando. Her work is currently on display at the University Club in Winter Park.
She hopes to inspire moments of reflective contemplation. Embracing the echo of tranquility and evoking a sense of beauty in movement in her work. Her work is influenced by her travels, colors of the ocean and dreams.
The demonstration will follow a brief meeting of the Sanford Seminole Art Association monthly meeting. It is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Light refreshments will be served.