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Encaustic painting in the schools


Date: Sun Sep 09 2001 - 14:56:48 PDT

Has anyone done encaustic painting with middle school students? If so, what
modifications did you make (if any) to make it safer? Did you use propane
torches? Did you use any solvents?

My students were so enthusiastic about the encaustic painting I did this
summer that they wanted to try it...I know that the melting of the beeswax
and damar crystals and the fusing with torches gives off fumes, etc. (My
instructor said that melting crayons simply would NOT be the same thing!)

Thank you!