Encaustic Books: Wax, Paper, Thread

September 9, 2018 – September 15, 2018

Erin Keane

Wax nostalgic, wax poetic, wax philosophical and wax creative. In this workshop students explore methods of encaustic painting through the creation of books and journals. You will transform thin wood panels into richly layered, textured book covers. Participants will infuse papers with beeswax, imagery and words to become journal pages. Your collection will be bound into tactile books. They can be thematic, conceptual, or simply full of creative meanderings. The class will include demonstrations in encaustic, journaling and bookbinding (coptic and longstitch) to guide student’s experimentation. Open to all skill levels.


Erin Keane is an encaustic artist and bookbinder in Asheville, North Carolina with an MA in Art Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is an exhibiting member of Southern Highland Craft Guild and is represented by 310 ART Gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District. Keane teaches at Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s EncaustiCamp and OpenStudio, Penland School of Crafts and John C. Campbell Folk School. She is published in the Encaustic Arts magazine.

Erin Keane

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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