A two-fold class in the basics of encaustics in which participants will create a small work of art on wood and also venture into the world of printmaking by making and printing wax collagraphs on our etching press. Using blocks of wood, photocopies or laser prints, beeswax and heat students will understand how to dive into the world of encaustics and make a truly personal work of art. Students will enhance their works by embellishing the beeswax with carving, scratching and impressing textures into the soft wax surface. They will continue the idea of collage with beeswax and apply it to printmaking by creating an encaustic collagraph. Using mat board and a variety of materials for collaging such as fabric, strings, stencils, acrylic mediums, and leaves, participants will use encaustic principles to create a substrate to print. Once plates are completed they will be printed with Akua Intaglio Inks on our large press. Students will leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art on wood and a small edition of prints. $20 materials fee paid to instructor. Masks and social distancing required. Instructor: Nicole Patrice Dul, M.F.A.