Explore the rich, touchable and textural qualities of encaustic wax. Spend the day creating tantalizing textures with oil pigmented wax, water and fire. Emulate textures from coral reefs to smooth surfaces, reminiscent of glassy lake water at dusk. Embed or press objects into wax that are personal to your story-charms, string, bottle-tops, branches and memorabilia. Practice enhancing textures with oil paint washes and rubs. Use blow torches and carving tools to create various surface marks and undulations. INTRO TO ENCAUSTIC PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. Materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $40 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. See www.spruillarts.org for information regarding the Materials Kit and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.