Lyn Belisle | Fabulous Fusion: Wax, Earthenware and Fiber Talismans | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | 9:30 am until 4:30 pm


In this class, mixed-media artist Lyn Belisle will show you how to create exotic, intriguing talisman necklaces using fiber, earthenware and wax. Each piece represents a statement of natural beauty and individual creativity. As you build your talisman, you will learn about the properties of color and symbol. You will develop a personal iconography to use as your signature marks. And you’ll learn the basics of encaustic (wax painting), including how to use it in a very small studio space without expensive equipment, and how to use it safely. You will also choose an earthenware adornment for your
talisman which you will finish with walnut ink and beeswax. Textured ribbons and fibers will be available to enhance your creation. At the end of the class, you will have created two talisman necklaces or wrist wraps with waxed enhancements and gorgeous textures. Each piece will reflect the process of conscious creativity.
If you’ve always wanted to try encaustic, explore textured fiber, or work with earthenware in mixed media, this class is a gentle introduction. This class is both process and project oriented.
There will be a lively exchange of ideas for using your work in every creative incarnation.

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Instructor: Lyn Belisle

Date of Class: 11/02/2016

Time: 9:30 am until 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $15 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes:

Two earthenware handcrafted pendants, ready to finish

10 Yards of Silk Sari Ribbon

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

Walnut Ink

Metallic finishes

Beeswax for encaustic

Melting pans

Brushes for wax

Wire and sticks

Assorted fabric remnants

Assorted trims and beads

Twine and sinew for tying

Student Supply List


Small needle nose pliers

Rubber gloves

Optional Supply List

An assortment of additional beads and ribbons to supplement

Small meaningful objects to tie into talisman

Additional Class Comments

The finished talismans will be ready to mount onto a neck chain or ribbon and/or hang on a wall or in a special niche

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