Curious about Encaustic? ~ with Janet Bartlett-Goodman

Encaustic is a mixture of bees wax, demar resin and pigment which is heated and applied to a substrate. It is then reheated and each layer is fused to the one below.

This class is designed to give students a through knowledge of the encaustic medium. In this hands-on class, you will explore the rich luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic painting. We will focus on equipment, tools and safety considerations.

We will explore a vast variety of contemporary and traditional techniques including how to create texture and line, collage elements, incorporate photographs, encaustic on paper and learn how to set up your own encaustic studio.

Take your work to new dimensions!

This class is for people who are new to encaustic as well as those with experience.

Class size is limited to 8 participants.

Materials fee: $85

All materials included. Students encouraged to bring some of their own images- photocopies of photos, or xerox copies for transfers

Janet Bartlett Goodman

“My father was an Artist. So, the smell of linseed oil and turpentine always floods me with memories of my childhood.

Currently, the work that I am doing is about people and places that are important to me. The power of imagery to evoke emotions and create memories has always fascinated me. I am intrigued with the history of a place and the idea that that history has a felt presence. I use color, line, and depth to create a lyrical aesthetic. Each piece preserves a single moment in time but the moment contains all the depth, memory and mystery of its past.

My background is product design so, for me, materials and processes are very important. I love working in encaustic and I love the challenges that come from working in this very ancient technique. Encaustic is a mixture of bees wax, demar resin and pigment which is heated and applied to a substrate than reheated and each layer is fused to the one below. Once fused you get a very rich, deep, luminous surface.”

Painting in encaustic for the past 16 years, Janet’swork has been shown at the gallery level and is included in many private and corporate collections and is included in ‘Embracing Encaustic, Learning to Paint with Beeswax, by Linda and William Womack.

She teaches private lessons from her studio in Oakland and thru the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto.