Wax, Paper, Scissors: Exploring Encaustic and Paper

June 30, 2019 – July 13, 2019

Erin Anfinson

This workshop focuses on creating imagery with encaustic-infused paper and other collage materials. Following an introduction to basic painting and surface preparation techniques, students learn how to prepare and infuse a variety of papers, printed imagery and other permeable materials with this versatile wax-based paint. Through a series of classroom demonstrations, participants discover how these encaustic-infused elements can be cut, layered and manipulated in several possibilities. A guided project kicks off your exploration and individual experimentation is highly encouraged and supported in the studio. Whether your work is abstract, representational or somewhere in between this workshop has something for you! Open to all skill levels.


Erin Anfinson is an artist who lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she is an associate professor of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Her encaustic and animated works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo, group and juried exhibitions. She has been a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence and has taught a variety of mixed media encaustic workshops at Arrowmont, the Penland School of Craft and at MTSU.

Erin Anfinson

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

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  • 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 2019. 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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