Saturday, March 26, 2016

April & May Encaustic Workshop

All you need is the desire to express. Don't worry about all that other stuff. We have fun here!

Why Encaustics
Wax is an ancient artistic medium used originally to repair broken clay vessels and caulk boats. By adding pigments and resin into the wax a paint was created. Being non reactive to other materials, impervious to moisture & mold and instant drying, this medium is extremely versatile.

About the Artist 
Chris Craft is a fine artist with a long commercial art history. He has painted for most of his life in a variety of styles and media. But, encaustic abstract paintings are his passion where he experiments with color and sculptural texture. Craft layers the melted wax with different techniques, including
actually painting with the flame. See more at:

Apr.17th, 2016
May 15th, 2015

5019 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208

$100. PayPal

Contact Chris

What you will learn
How to make encaustic medium
How to mix paints
Preparing your surface
Layering the wax
Using various tools
Subtractive techniques
Collage and Transfers

Supplies Needed
R&F Starter Kit (Cheap Joe’s or Binders)
Propane torch or heat gun (Home Depot)
a few chip brushes (Home Depot

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CSA 2016

Received!! 50 panels from Artist's & Craftsmen.

Wow! well thats a lot of panels.
 This was quite a project. I applied for and was accepted as one of the artists to participate in the Community Supported Arts Program (CSA) brought to you by the Arts and Science Council

I urge artists to apply for this opportunity as it is very rewarding! I thank the investors, without whom there would be no CSA.  50 investors each get one of the paintings and there are 9 artists who participate.  The investors end up taking home 9 original pieces of art.

I chose to find 10 locations around Charlotte and paint 5 of each image. Some are more representational and some are more abstracted.

After approx. 50 days.

30th St. Bridge


Billy Graham Pkwy.

Freedom Park


Latta Plantation

N. Tryon

Rea Rd.

Shamrock Park

the Greenway