Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th, 10-5$295 includes these materials – inks, lots of assorted papers and plants, wax, four panels 8”x10” or smaller (sizes will depend upon availability), and all printmaking and encaustic tools needed.Two full days of nature and wax this Summer! Nationally known artist Bridget Benton, and long time Instructor for the Nature Printing Society, is bringing all new ways to embrace nature and make art with encaustic. Learn nature printing techniques using leaves, vegetables, and other natural objects with nontoxic printing inks on fabulous assorted papers. Make a ton of prints, then select your favorites to embed or encapsulate into encaustic wax for a permanent luminous surface that needs no glass protective framing.On the second day, learn the basics and safety of encaustics then dive into painting with wax! We’ll cover several techniques for collaging and embedding your prints into encaustic, as well as how to transfer a photocopy, to create dynamic plant compositions full of depth. You'll also learn how to embed dried botanicals directly in the encaustic, and make direct plant impressions into the surface. Take home up to 4 finished encaustic works, and lots more nature prints you can frame, make into cards or use as collaging materials.All materials are provided, but feel free to bring plant material (fresh for printing, dried for embedding) and non-glossy, absorbent art and decorative papers of your choice.