River Arts Gallery II offering workshop in encaustic

Ed Nadeau, “The Shovel”

River Arts Gallery II in Damariscotta is offering a one day workshop of hands-on instruction in encaustic painting, the ancient medium of the Egyptians. The workshop will run from 10-3 p.m. and will take place at River Arts Gallery II and Studio on 241 US Route 1 North, Damariscotta.  The workshop costs $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers.  The instructor is Ed Nadeau.

Encaustic painting is a permanent, lovely medium which has seen resurgence in the last 60 years. Topics include proper painting surfaces, types of waxes, brushes, hot plates, general painting techniques, collage and polychroming sculpture.  The workshop will include materials such as waxes, pigments etc.  Students may wish to bring some old brushes, watercolor paper, wood panels and/or canvas as well as some oil paint. For more information visit riverartsme.org