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Encaustic Critters with Hélène Farrar

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday-Friday, October 9-11, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to work with wood and the ancient medium of encaustic in creating a “critter” in the form of a relief wall piece! 

Whether a chipmunk, baby barred owl, or hedgehog is your critter of choice, we’ll explore forms on board and then learn to cut with a jigsaw to establish wings, feet, and other creative design elements. Students will be introduced to the molten beeswax paint to create a rich surface for their critter.



The instructor will supply all materials, including cut-out wooden critters. 

 Please bring sketching supplies, an apron, and rags.

 $60 additional fee per student for materials.


Artist Biography:

Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit, and university galleries in New England, New York City, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. 

Farrar has a BA in studio art from the University of Maine and an MFA in Interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her private art school in Maine out of her “farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Her paintings have recently been accepted into curated exhibits at the Cape Cod Community College, Fuller Craft Museum, the Saco Museum, the University of New England Art Gallery, and Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire. Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, Betts Gallery of Belfast, Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner. Her work as an educator has brought her across Maine, including the Haystack Mountain School for Crafts and the 2019 International Encaustics Conference.



October 9
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$295 – $325
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Hélène Farrar