What exactly is encaustic painting? The word encaustic originates from the Greek word enkausticos, which means to burn in. Heat and pigment infused beeswax are necessary for a painting to be called encaustic. An Introduction to Encaustic Painting, a one-day course on Saturday, February 11 at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, will cover a brief history of the medium, the diversity of encaustic painting, explanations of tools and materials, techniques used, visual references and a hands-on approach. Each student will complete two unique pieces of art. Students will need to bring collage materials including photographs and two dimensional personal keepsakes. All other materials will be provided. This workshop is open to all painting and art making skill levels.

A complete listing of all courses is available online at sfreconline.org or in the 2017 Winter Activities Guide http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/winter2017_final_optimized.pdf  available in the Harvey Milk Recreation Center for the Arts lobby. The catalogue offers course descriptions, times, and costs. You can register online at sfreconline.org or in person at the Harvey Milk Recreation Center or 12 other sites around the city between 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Recreation and Parks offers Recreation Scholarships to eligible individuals and families. More than $1 million in scholarships in Rec and Parks programs has been provided. Ongoing eligibility is dependent on attendance record. Please call Lillian Bautista, Scholarship Coordinator, at 831-2717 for information on how to qualify.











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