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Explorations in Texture

Until December 31st, get the course for the Early Bird Rate of $57 Canadian

Ruth Maude Encaustic Artist & Blogger

An online course taught by
Ruth Maude
Artist, Blogger, Instructor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unlimited access forever
Online at your own pace
Pre-recorded lessons
Chapter markers for easier viewing
English closed captioning
Level: Assumes basic encaustic experience
Watch the sample lesson before you buy

Create unique highly textured artwork that blurs the line between painting and sculpture

When it comes to encaustic, we all know that it is easier to create a textured painting than a smooth one. In this course, you’ll discover how to create amazing texture with the encaustic drybrush technique known as accretion. We’ll capitalize on the sculptural qualities inherent in wax and intentionally create paintings with depth and dimension. With this process, you can push the limits of the wax to build up texture—finding new ways to control the medium and playing with patterning.

What will you learn in Encaustic Accretion?

  1. Introduction: Begin by getting to know Ruth a little better as she shares what inspires her.
  2. Materials & Tools: Understand what materials and tools are needed for the course before diving into the projects.
  3. Let’s Start Creating Texture!: Get an introduction to the dry brush accretion encaustic painting method. See how the initial surface will affect the accretion layers.
  4. Additive Patterning: Discover several ways to add a raised, controlled, pattern on top of the wax.
  5. Project 1: Square Dance: This accretion painting builds up from an incised geometric line pattern.
  6. Project 2: By The Shore: Watch from start to finish as Ruth creates a textured abstracted landscape painting.
  7. Project 3: Old Growth: What happens if all of your brush strokes are in the same direction?
  8. Project 4: Starlings in Winter: This project starts from a stencil with all of the brushstrokes coming from the outside into the centre.
  9. Final Words

Who is this online course for?

This course is for artists who want to add physical texture to encaustic paintings. This course is aimed at artists who already have basic encaustic painting experience.

Ratings and Reviews

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Posted 1 week ago
No Steps are Skipped!

I love that the entire process of each painting was presented...the good, the (not really) bad, and the (never!) ugly. It helped me to learn to be patient and trust the wax.

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Posted 2 months ago
Wonderful accretion technique.

I appreciated being able to see the entire process from start to finish. Ruth is generous in her explanations,and the course is presented very well.Her directions are easy to follow. I would definitely take another course.

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Posted 2 months ago
Very good tutorial!

I liked all the little tips and tricks she shows you!

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Posted 2 months ago
Encaustic Accretion

This is a great course with all the steps carefully and thoughtfully explained. I'm sure I will watch it more than once!

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