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Luminosity, Transparency, and Pattern Layering With Encaustic

October 22 - 27, 2023

Lynda Ray  ·  lyndarayart.com

Workshop at a glance

Experimenting with open-ended methods of working with encaustic, each student will find their unique expression.


  • Carving into layers of encaustic and accretion
  • Working transparently
  • Using heated styluses for lines and dots
  • Surface enhancements with pastels and metallic foil


  • Encaustic paint
  • Wood surfaces
  • Pastels
  • Foil and paper


  • Encaustic painting practice
  • Understanding what can be possible with encaustic

Artist Bio

Lynda Ray is an artist who lives and works in Richmond, Virginia and received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. She was awarded a grant in 2018+2020 from CultureWorks Grant Program, artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Colony, Johnson, Vermont, the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York. Ray received fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. She is presenter and instructor at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA and teaches workshops in encaustic throughout the U.S.

  • Lynda Ray
  • Lynda Ray
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Workshop Description

Encaustic, the most versatile medium for painting, is excellent for creating translucent layers. In this workshop students will explore the properties of encaustic using a variety of tools and botanical materials. There will be opportunity to explore marks using an encaustic stylus. Embedded in each layer you can explore patterns and textures which lend the viewer to a very satisfying visceral experience. Many techniques will be introduced during class and students can combine them to create their individual voice. If participants have worked with encaustic before, please bring in some pieces that you may want to continue to work on. Understanding the properties of encaustic is the first step to incorporating it into your own work. Participants will emerge with a range of skills to deepen the content of their work and the confidence to create using the new abilities learned in class. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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