COCOA BEACH - The Studios of Cocoa Beach is hosting “Everything Encaustic”, a workshop with Shelley Jean on Saturday June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants are welcome to delve into the versatility of painting with hot pigmented beeswax.. This ancient technique has become increasingly popular with modern artists. It’s a process that invites experimentation and inspiration.
Participants will learn about the history of encaustic, safety, surfaces and fusing. The studio will explore a variety of techniques including incising, image transfers, pigment sticks, mark-making, collage, mono-printing and incorporating photos. All supplies are included but students are welcome to bring their own papers, photos and mixed media ephemera. Students will leave with multiple pieces of art.
Shelley Jean is an artist/educator who studied at the Florida School of the Arts and has a B.S. in Art Education from the University of South Florida . She has taught in the public and private sector for over 28 years. She is a member of the Florida Artists Registry, CIVA and Florida Chapter President of the International Encaustic Artists. Shelley currently teaches at the Maitland Art Museum, Mt. Dora Center for the Arts and at her home studio, Secret Place Studio, in Orlando
Deadline to register is June 19. The cost the class is $135 plus a $30 materials fee. The class meets at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, located at 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. There will be a lunch break and attendees can bring a lunch (fridge and microwave available) or visit nearby restaurants.