Arts Alliance of Three Rivers

Serving the creative arts community of Three Rivers, California, near Sequoia National Park

2012 Educational Art Workshops from the Arts Alliance

~ Beeswax Collage for the Mixed Media Artist ~

July 14-15, 2012
Instructor: Amber George

Held at St. Anthony Retreat in Three Rivers, from 10-4 pm each day

Learn how to use beeswax as a collage medium! Beeswax is a natural material that acts as a glue and preserver for all types of works on paper. Working on wood panels, students will be shown how to incorporate watercolor paintings, pastels, drawings and collage papers into new and exciting works of art. Using the unique properties of beeswax, students will work back into the new artwork with oil paint, pastels and oil pastels to create additional imagery and textures. 
Note: Beeswax is not compatible with acrylic paintings. More will be discussed about this in class.

For a materials fee*, the instructor will provide:

  • six boards per student
  • wax
  • some collage papers
  • oil pastels
  • a limited palette of oil paints
  • use of torches and electrical equipment

Suggested supply list to bring with you:

  • any works on paper that you would like to use, made with the following mediums: watercolors, acrylic on paper, lightweight fabrics, photographs printed on absorbent paper, print outs from a laser printer and photocopies.
specific oil paint colors that you would like to use, along with appropriate paint brushes.
  • any kind of texture tools you have.
  • small, lightweight objects that can be imbedded into the wax, so things like buttons, small pieces of metal.
  • scissors, an xacto or similar cutting blade, along with an apron, notebook.

About the Instructor:
Amber George is a painter and printmaker and received a BFA from UCLA in 1994. Her work is represented by galleries across the country where she frequently shows her paintings and monotypes. Her work was featured in Embracing Encaustic, a book highlighting encaustic painting techniques. She has been teaching adults and children in San Diego since 2001.

Artist Website:

Registration Information:

Download Registration Form
Call 559-561-4671 for more information.
$165 for Arts Alliance Members, $215 for non-members
Fee includes lunch, provided by St. Anthony Retreat

*$40 materials fee paid at the time of the workshop to the instructor.

Add $25 for registration after the earlybird deadline of July 7, 2012
Refund, minus $25 administration fee, for cancellation made by June 30, 2012

[all artwork on this page © Amber George]

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