Encaustic Bees Wax Painting Class
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern
(9:00 am Central // 7:00 am Pacific)
Encaustic Bees Wax Painting Class with Local Artist Leah MacDonald *In Studio Class
In Our GNL Studio- Ticket Price $140
Are you looking for an innovative and creative way to express yourself? Look no further! Join us for a fun-filled workshop and learn the art of Encaustic Painting.
What you will learn:
During this class, you’ll explore the versatile medium of wax, which can be used in many ways to create texture, layers, personality, and unique personal touches to your paintings. We’ll guide you through this exciting painting style while teaching you all the basics, from properly preparing your surface and mixing colors to experimenting with specialized tools and materials. Plus, we’ll provide plenty of helpful tips on how to get started with encaustic painting—no experience necessary!
Encaustic painting is incredibly satisfying, versatile, and addictive— join us for a morning of creating and connecting!
Class size is limited to 12, so buy your ticket now!
Class is held at our GNL Studio located at:
1149 West Lancaster Ave, 2nd Floor
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
The class size is limited to 12 people; 6 must sign up for the class to run.
No refunds are offered for students who can not make it after registering. Tickets are transferable to another student for this class only. Please email [email protected] the name of the person attending in your place.
Leah Macdonald makes her portraits into artifacts, one-of-a-kind conceptions that suggest the imperfection and multiplicity of memory. The heart of her mixed media work, a poignant sense of revisitation and return. Her passion is sharing her art and creativity with others through teaching workshops, art exhibitions and her prolific internet portfolios. Her new technique “photogestic” is the fruition of all her years of experimenting with altered surface analog photography and mixing media. It combines her three skills in art: photography, collage and encaustic painting. When transforming photographs from slivers of reality to complete fantasy, she expresses the tales of womanhood. She uses collage to place her figures in new and surreal environments. Her intuition with encaustics allows beeswax to embellish and veil her models. She carefully draws on the wax to decorate and control the visibility of the subject. Layering these mediums by manipulating surface texture and color grants her the ability to express her imagination and bring her art vision to life.
She was born in Philadelphia, she attended college in San Francisco and then went on to receive her MFA in Photography from the California College of Art. She enjoyed a long and varied career path within the arts:commercial photography, professional analog printer and college professor. She was the Education Curriculum Director at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center. In 2007 she was asked to do a live encaustic painting demonstration on the Martha Stewart show. Other highlights include a solo retrospective of encaustic nudes at Wexler gallery in 2010. In 2016 she was the scenic director of In My Body Musical. In 2017 she was selected as the recipient of the NewCourtland Fellowship by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.In 2018 she was an artist in residence at the Encaustic Castle. She recently launched a new website; Lost Light Luv, it features her legacy analog photography. Her encaustic photography art is represented by Inliquid Arts, Saatchi Art, GalerieBMG and Cerulean Art Gallery in Philadelphia. She has also self published numerous handmade artist books.