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Encaustic Discovery – An Introduction to Encaustic Arts with Terri Truitt

April 23, 2016 - April 24, 2016

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In this exciting class, encaustic artist Terri Truitt, will introduce students to the fascinating world of encaustic painting. This once ancient technique has enjoyed a vital resurgence in recent decades. It is no wonder, as contemporary artists are drawn to encaustic painting due to its dimensional quality and luminous color.

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Encaustic paint is made of beeswax, resin and pigment, which are kept molten on a heated palette. It is painted on an absorbent surface and then is fused to the surface with a heat gun or torch.

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Encaustic paint cools immediately, so that there is no drying time, yet it can always be reworked. The forgiving nature of encaustic paints allows them to be re-melted to create different effects, layered in opaque or translucent layers, modeled, textured, scraped, sculpted, polished, or combined with a variety of materials to create collage works.

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Dates & Time: April 23 & 24, from 10am to 4pm (with an hour lunch break)
Location: East Space, 2009 Airport blvd- Rear, Austin, Tx, 78721
Class Fee: $350 (tuition is non-refundable, but transferable to another student)
Payment may be made by check made out to East Space or credit card.
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Mail checks to:
East Space c/o Lone Star Family Market
9222 Reasearch Blvd.
Austin, Tx 78758

Supply list will be mailed upon payment.

Please feel free to bring an apron, drinking water, and dress in layers to be most comfortable.

Questions? You can find Terri Truitt at lawchicatx@yahoo.com or East Space at info@eastspaceaustin.



“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” —Pablo Picasso

A world traveler and art collector for decades, Terri taught special education, incorporating art as a therapy for emotionally challenged students. Moving on into the law, Terri’s travels as an international lawyer enabled her to enjoy art all over the world. After retiring from her teaching career and law practice, Terri has been immersed in her passion for art, painting in encaustic and oils, creating mixed media works and, sculpting, where she incorporates an array of materials, including found objects, natural elements, encaustic and traditional sculptural media.

Terri has studied for a number of years in New York, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Texas and Bali with dozens of accomplished encaustic artists whom she counts among her mentors and friends. She has been a member and participant in many workshops with both the International Encaustic Association and the prestigious Southwest School of Art in San Antonio.

“I feel so fortunate to have made my way back to the arts, where my passion lies and my soul runs free.”


What people are saying about Terri and her teaching!

“I look forward to where this new path in teaching takes Terri. Her work in encaustic has evolved in the most organic, sophisticated ways over the six years I’ve known her. The melding of instruction with this grown in personal work is sure to prove an inspired path; one that Terri will do as she’s always done-put her heart and soul into!”

Patricia Baldwin Seggubruch
Encaustic Artist, international Instructor and Author

“Lulu is an inspiring and enthusiastic artist!” Shary Bartlett

“If you are in Texas and enjoy creativity, encaustics in particular – and fun, Lulu would be a great bet!”
Colette Dutton

“This is what love looks like! My wonderful and happy friend, Lulu Brown, doing what she loves most…creating beauty. Love her. <3”
LoisLane Minton Strahan

“My friend, Lulu is teaching encaustic in Texas. She’s a kick in the pants and very talented with sculpting. If you are interested in learning the art of encaustic painting and live in Texas, here’s a workshop for you.”
Kathie J. Vezzani

“Creating a great experience for stepping into all the possibilities of encaustic artwork, Terri wove her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm throughout the room, throughout the day, to help all the artists fearlessly try their hands, hearts and minds at creating art. The end of the day came too soon but brought a surprisingly diverse display of artwork supported by smiles and enthusiastic plans to continue to create!”

Contact instructor Terri Truitt at lawchicatx@yahoo.com or East Space at info@eastspaceaustin with any questions.


April 23, 2016
April 24, 2016
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East Space
2009 Airport Blvd- rear
Austin, TX 78722 United States
512 970 3849


East Space
512 970 3849