For the second year Encaustic was part of the Naramata Elementary School Art Conference. The school invites local artists to share their craft with the kids from as young as Kindergarten. Some of the themes were abstract painting, portraits, gesso texturing, embossing, pottery, film making and mosaic.
For Encaustic I asked that the students be at least in 3rd. grade. Afterall, we are working with hot implements and it would be hard to keep the little ones safe. It was great that I was able to enlist the help of two local fellow Encaustic artists Linda and Jane.
The kids have great imagination and tons of energy, a combination which can be fairly exhausting…
As one of the other artists remarked during the wonderful lunch which was set up for us in the staff room: “You teachers deserve a medal!”