The Farnsworth Art Museum will offer a three-day introductory workshop on encaustic painting Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, corner of Union and Grace streets. Led by E. Kendra Denny, the workshop will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Participants will learn the basics of encaustic painting. Denny will cover a broad range of approaches for working with the medium through demonstrations on various tools and techniques, along with appropriate safety precautions. Upon finishing the class, students will be well equipped with the knowledge to continue encaustic painting on their own.

Topics will include mixing encaustic medium, applying color to a wood surface using a variety of tools, appropriate safety precautions and more. The workshop will allow students plenty of time for hands-on exploration and discovery, with the opportunity to ask questions that arise while working.

Denny has a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts and a post-baccalaureate degree in art education from the University of Maryland. Currently, her work is represented by Archipelago in Rockland and River Arts in Damariscotta.

Fee for this program is $191, $170 for Farnsworth members. To register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or