- Date: April 20, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Location: Zoom – ID: 837 1660 0597 and Passcode: 670882
- Free for everyone!
Encaustics and Photography
Encaustics in Photography Encaustic painting is beeswax-based paint consisting of beeswax, resin, and pigment. It is an incredibly flexible medium that can be combined with any number of other mediums such as collages, oil paints, inks, dry media, and photography. Encaustics are extremely durable and will not deteriorate, yellow, or darken over time. Examples of encaustic paintings, such as the Fayum mummy portraits, have survived from Roman Egypt. The encaustic medium maintains its popularity to this day in contemporary art and creates a luminous, ethereal image. In this lecture, we will cover the historical background of encaustics up to contemporary use in photography as well as how to create a simple encaustic studio to get started.
Angela Casagrande is a photography-based visual artist and photography instructor. Her love of photographic imagery stems from her recollection of her grandfather’s World War II photographs, her grandmother’s National Geographic book of Egypt, and the encyclopedia set she would browse through daily. She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been shown nationally and internationally.