Luminous Images: Encaustics and Photography with Angela Casagrande

In this two-part introductory workshop, attendees will receive hands on instruction from artist and photographer Angela Casagrande on the art of encaustics and photography. Encaustic painting is the use of heated beeswax in which colored pigments are added. The heated beeswax may then be applied to any surface. It is an incredibly flexible medium that may be combined with collage, oil, paints, inks, dry media and photography. The history of encaustic painting dates back to ancient times and still maintains it popularity to this day in contemporary art. NOTE: Registration deadline for this workshop is October 29th. The instructor needs time to prepare materials for attendees.

NOTE: Registration deadline for this workshop is October 29th. The instructor needs time to prepare materials for attendees. 

DAY 1: Sat. Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.—Overview, lecture and demonstration.

During the first class, Angela Casagrande will demonstrate the basics of painting with the molten wax, fusing, mark making and collage techniques.

DAY 2: Sun. Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 12:00 —Hands on creation of your own encaustic piece.  On day two, the use of encaustics with a photographic image will be introduced, care and handling of the finished piece will be reviewed, as well as answering questions regarding the encaustic process.


(Note: there is a $20 materials fee which has been added to the tuition. Angela will supply the wax and wood panel for your work of art.)

Day 1

Please bring two 5”x7” photographs to work with so the glue on the wood panel has time to dry overnight. 

Matt finishes work best but students are encouraged to experiment with glossy or luster surfaces.

Day 2

Please bring the following items which will be used to complete your art piece:

  1. Various Ephemera for Collaging: such as magazine pages, old photos, dried leaves or flowers, thread, etc. These items will be used to demonstrate collaging and embedding with encaustics. 
  2. Items for mark making into the wax. Forks, needles, cookie cutters, sticks, or lace are examples of items that can be used. Please note that any kitchen item used in this process cannot be used for its original purpose after being used with encaustic wax.
  3. An apron or smock is recommended.


Angela Casagrande is an artist and photography instructor at Sacramento City College and Sierra College. She lives and works in Sacramento, California and was a recipient of the 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, California. Her group exhibitions include The Women’s Show at South x Southeast Photogallery in Molena, Georgia and Of Memory, Bone and Myth at the Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her work is in the public collection at Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art. She received her MFA in 2018 from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

November 13 2021 9:00 AM   through   November 14 2021 12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Members $ 160.00
Non-members $ 210.00

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