Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Think “hot wax” when you think of encaustics. Encaustic painting is a 4,000 year old painting technique using wax mixed with damar resin to create transparent layers that are then painted on a surface. You will explore how wax is heated and how to add colors while it’s hot. Then colors are spread on a board, canvass, etc. to create a painting. Paintings can evolve from the running together of different colors and re-created using heat. Charlie holds a BFA in ceramics from Daemen College in NY. Following his graduate studies in Edinboro, PA. he opened and curated his own gallery. In Palm Springs, he mentors high school students pursuing art as a career, teaches students through the Arts Institute of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs USD, where he instructs printmaking for grades three to 12. You may view his work at the Redlands Community Hospital Foundations Evening with the artists on April 24th at 5:30 - 7 p.m. Or visit his website at www.Charlieciali.com Fee: $190 for both days; discounted Member fee: $150