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P436 - Encaustic Shakudo Reliquary

Linda Lenart McNulty-Luminous Encaustics
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

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$ 155  

Shakudo is a Japanese technique historically used in the making of swords for Samurais. Gold and copper was used to make a black patina, which was then engraved upon, creating intricate design work. This beautiful art form is reinvented in my Encaustic Shakudo Reliquary workshop. In class you will be given a metal shrine, which, when warmed and filled with fragrant encaustic wax, becomes your palette for oil paint, sgraffito and metal leafing techniques. I have many molds to choose from for the casting of gorgeous icons. You will learn to layer metal leaf and color on these little encaustic beauties, and slide them right into their homes. Each one is unique, made in the spirit of joy, and perhaps even a little Samurai!

Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Metal Shrine, Icon molds, Encaustic Wax, Encaustic Paint, Torches, Brushes, Encaustic Tools, Oil Paint, Metal leaf, Nitrile Gloves

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Students should bring a few paper towels for cleaning tools, and a little wax paper for wrapping their finished work

Optional Items:

If you like, you can bring personal little gems, ribbon, and angel ephemera


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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