Word Interpretation Through Encaustic Paint

By: Victoria Miller
 Create an original work of art that interprets a given
 Students will create a work of art that interprets a
given word using multiple art forms including
encaustic paint and collage techniques that will fit in
with the student’s cohesive body of work.
 What are some of the properties of encaustic paint?
 Why use encaustic?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSoeI45QhWc
Mummy portrait of a young woman,
3rd century, Louvre, Paris.
Detail of a portrait within its mummy
wrappings, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in a
burial chamber in 1911.
House of the Vettii; Pompeii encaustic painting
Punishment of Ixion, House of the Vettii, Pompeii
Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930). Numbers in
Color, 1958–59. Encaustic and newspaper on
canvas. 66 1/2 x49 1/2 in. (168.9 x 125.7 cm). Gift
of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1959. Albright-Knox
Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dan Rider, Between Darkness and
Light, 16" x 16"
encaustic, collage, gold leaf,
and sharpie on wood panel,
12"x10", 2014
 Supplies
 Techniques
 Tips
 Safety
 Introduction: Encaustic Painting and History
 Demonstration: Supplies, techniques, tips, and safety
 Sketchbook planning: Begin brainstorming possible
solutions for your given word
Encaustic practice
Clean up
Homework assignments
End of class discussion
 Demonstration: Review encaustic painting, supplies,
techniques, tips, and safety
Work on encaustic and collage painting
Clean up
Homework assignments
End of class discussion
 Finish painting for display
 Choose two additional paintings that best represent
your portfolio for display
Hang all work
Clean up
Gallery walk and class critique
Written refection and self-assessment
End of class discussion
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayum_mummy_portraits
 http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/antiquity.htm