Introduction to Encaustic for Photographers

Tuesday, 6pm-8:30pm
Elizabeth Dekker

Course Description

The word encaustic originates from the Greek word enkausticos, which means to burn in. In this one-day workshop, we will be covering a brief history of the medium, the diversity of encaustic painting, explanations of tools and materials, techniques used, visual references and a hands-on approach. Each student will complete 2 unique pieces of art. Students are encouraged to bring photographs (can be photocopied) and/or additional materials to incorporate into artwork. All other materials will be provided. This workshop is open to all photography skill levels.


Elizabeth Dekker

Dates and Time

March 27
Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm

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Spring 2024 Registration opens
Mar 2 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Feb 28

Instructor Bio Elizabeth Dekker

u003cbru003eElizabeth Dekker is a figurative painter. Her life experiences, the dreamlike qualities of surrealism, and the use of symbolism are where her inspirations are rooted. With a background in textile design and color development, color, shape, and pattern play an important role in her work. Elizabeth’s paintings are often deeply personal, but at the same time invite the viewer in to find meaning of their own. Elizabeth was born in Chicago and raised in Tucson. She left the desert to study art at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, graduating with a BFA. Her focus was on painting and printmaking. After graduating, Elizabeth was hired at a textile design firm in Santa Barbara. She worked as both a designer and color specialist for almost 10 years. Afterwards, heading north, she connected with family in Northern California. There she began teaching Art at the Sonoma Charter School, and continued to paint, teach, and inspire young artists for the next decade and a half. Moving to San Francisco in 2014, Elizabeth continued to teach fine art with various organizations, late 2020, Elizabeth opened Art Haus. It has been a lifelong dream to have a gallery of her own. Creating a place to inspire and nurture artists of any age and skill is part of the mission of Art Haus. Self expression is a necessity. Exercising creativity is good for the soul.