Getting Started with Encaustics

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Introduction

Introduction 0:48

Must-Have Tools and Materials

Essential Materials 8:27

Safety Procedures with Encaustics

Safety Precautions 3:30

Techniques to Get Started

Essential Basic Techniques 2:55

Beginning Exercises 13:57

Beginner Projects

Project Idea- Non-Objective Two of Me 1:53

Project Idea- Simplified Seconds 3:09

Advanced Techniques

Pushing Projects to the Next Level 1:13

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:51

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Getting Started with Encaustics

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Discover the "wow" factor of encaustics and how to integrate the medium into your classroom.

  • 2 Learn how to be resourceful with encaustic materials and supplies.

  • 3 Find ways to challenge students with more advanced approaches of the medium.

In this Learning Pack, discover how to get started with encaustics to create abstract and expressive works. Learn the ins and outs of encaustic techniques as well as more advanced methods such as cutting out and collage layering. Finally, discover lesson plan ideas for using this medium with secondary students.  The ancient medium of encaustics is new again!


Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
STUDIO TECHNIQUES
Media
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media

Techniques
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes 
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes


Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Lena Rodriguez

Lena Rodriguez

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Lena Rodriguez is the High School Painting and Drawing Director at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her teaching focuses on creating a positive culture within her studio, conducive to exploration and conceptualism.

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Resources

https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1BasicMaterialsforCreatingwithEncaustics.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1EncausticMediumRecipe.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1EncausticPaintRecipe.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1SafetyTipswithEncaustics.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/Watercolor-Color-Wheel-1.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1EncausticProjectNonObjectiveTwoOfMe.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/03/41.1EncausticProjectSimplifiedSeconds.pdf

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