Here are my scheduled teaching events coming up in 2013.  Please email me ( lisakairos AT comcast DOT net ) if you are interested in having me present, speak, or teach.

Sept. 28 and 29, 2013
Wax Works West, Corralitos, CA
2-Day Workshop:  Encaustic With Lisa Kairos:  Precision, Layering & Clarity


Dec. 4 and 6,  2013
R&F Visiting Artists Program, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
3-Day Workshop:  Floating Narratives


8 thoughts on “Teaching

  1. Lilly

    How many layers of wax can you get over your artwork and it still remains transparent? What type of what wax should I use to get a nice thick layer but still remain relatively transparent over my photos?

    1. Kairos Family

      Hi Lilly,

      I’m afraid there is no *one* answer to this question. It depends on many factors, and encompasses a wide range of transparency-opacity. It depends on the temp. of your wax, the brush you use, how much air is trapped, the temp. of the room and the surface, how you fuse… My advice is to do some test panels and experiment until you get it right for what you want. If possible, sign up for one of my classes this year; I’ll be teaching two workshops that focus on this. One on the west coast, and one on the east.

  2. Susan Paladino

    Can one burnish with a wooden spoon on an encaustic surface to help get a smooth after fusing. I have tried thin layers but sometimes things are there that I don’t want. Also to get rid of unwanted bubbles.

    1. LisaK Post author

      Yes! I’ll be teaching in March at Wax Works West near Santa Cruz, California. March 15, 16, 17, with optional independent studies following.


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