|The pink cloud series by "Z," Grade 7|
Inspired by Hecht's work, some students took photographs of our Vermont winter landscape and used these original images as a starting place for encaustic landscape paintings.
|6th grade "H" working with and from a photograph she composed from the landscape out the art room window|
Students remembered that Hecht re-melts his wax pigments with an iron, to blend the colors, after initially applying colors with a brush. Students thought a hair dryer might serve a similar purpose, and be a little safer for our studio. Today this additional technique was tested out with favorable results.
|15 panel painting by "L," grade 7|
Many thanks to those who have donated crayons for our experiments with encaustic painting, and for the recent donation of our new hairdryer!