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Mon, Mar 04


Helotes Gallery


Encaustic Mixed Media Workshop offers an Introduction to the fascinating world of encaustic art. Taught by Wally Lafaiete

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Time & Location

Mar 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Helotes Gallery, 14391 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023, USA

About the event


Monday, March 4th 6 pm to 9 pm

 Taught by Wally Lafaiete at Helotes Gallery

 Limit 8 Students


All Basic Materials Provided

This Encaustic Mixed Media Workshop offers an introduction to the fascinating world of encaustic art.   Participants, from beginners to all levels of art experience, will have the opportunity to explore the art of encaustic through a hands-on approach, combining it with collage and mixed media techniques. By the end of the three hour workshop, participants will have produced an 8x10 piece of art to proudly display at home.

All materials are furnished.  Participants are encouraged to bring non-copyrighted images or personal photos of choice, allowing them to craft truly unique pieces of artwork that resonate with their own stories and experiences.

Encaustic is an art technique that involves using a beeswax-based paint. The word "encaustic" comes from the Greek language and means "to heat" or "to burn in." This name reflects the process of melting and fusing the paint onto a surface after each layer is applied. It's typically done by heating the paint on a hot palette and applying it with natural bristle brushes. Encaustic allows for various artistic techniques, including layering, scraping, and creating three-dimensional effects.

About the Instructor:

Wally Lafaiete is a passionate photographer and graphic designer whose artistic journey has taken him into the captivating realms of encaustic mixed media and assemblages. His unique creations are showcased at Helotes Art Gallery.

Wally's creativity has not gone unnoticed; his assemblages have earned accolades in juried exhibitions, showcasing the depth of his artistic vision and craftsmanship. Moreover, his encaustic work has achieved international recognition, securing a coveted spot in an esteemed international encaustic art show in Ireland. Beyond his own artistry, Wally finds immense joy in sharing his knowledge and expertise with others, as an inspiring art teacher. Witnessing his students discover their own creative potential brings him profound satisfaction. For a glimpse into Wally's mesmerizing portfolio and to explore his captivating world of art, visit

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