Make a Photo Encaustic Valentine

Posted in Member News, Visual Art

February 3, 2014

Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? How would you like to use some of those pictures to make a stunning Valentine gift for your sweetheart, or for yourself?

Join instructor Kim Tinuviel on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 from 6  to 9 p.m. for Introduction to Photo-Encaustic at Whidbey Island Community Education Center.

This great hands-on workshop will give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your original digital photos into soulful and personal works of art!

Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. Combining encaustic with your original photographic images can create a mystical, luminous or dimensional quality not often found in traditional photography. Adding textures such as brush strokes, scratches or incisions, pigments, and/or mixed media and found objects offers an unlimited source of inspiration. Images can be embedded in or transferred to the encaustic surface, and the result is a personal and soulful artistic expression.

In this class, which is suitable for teens and adults, you’ll learn basic encaustic painting and photographic transfer techniques, collage and composition.

Tuition is $95 plus $35 for equipment/supplies, which is payable to the instructor. To register, call 360-221-5020 or sign up online.

WICEC is located at 5611 Bayview Road, in the old Bayview School, Langley, and can be reached at 360-221-5020 or online at  Instructor Kim Tinuviel can be reached at

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