The Farnsworth Art Museum will hold a workshop on encaustic painting Friday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Led by artist E. Kendra Denny, the workshop will take place at the museum’s Gamble Education Center on the corner of Grace and Union streets.

Participants in this workshop will learn a broad range of approaches for the ancient tradition of encaustic, or hot wax painting, through demos on various tools and techniques. They will see how to mix encaustic medium; use color; apply medium to a wood surface with a variety of tools; and important safety precautions. The day will include hands-on exploration and discovery, with the opportunity to ask questions that arise while working.

Denny has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts and a post-baccalaureate degree in art education from the University of Maryland. By choosing to work with the ancient medium of encaustic, she sees herself as someone who spans the gap between traditional and contemporary art. Her work is represented by Archipelago.

The fee for this workshop is $195, $172 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

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