Clemson University

How's of Wax Encaustics by Victor Young: Exhibit Opening Reception and Demonstration

Victor Young is a multi-media artist who began his career as a blacksmith. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Sculpture and Media. He became interested in encaustics when he moved to South Carolina and has been working in that medium since. The word encaustic is from the ancient Greek and literally means, "burning in". Traditionally, it is a technique in which pigments are mixed with hot liquid wax and then painted on a solid surface usually wood. The oldest surviving encaustics are mummy portraits from Egypt, around 100–300 AD. It is known as a difficult medium but has many wonderful properties particularly texture and depth. Modern encaustic artists are expanding the medium, creating sculpture, 3D painting and monotypes. It is an exciting time to be working with this medium. This event is open to all current OLLI members and those interested in joining OLLI. This program is free, but requires registration; see the Events page at our website,, for more information, or call us at 864-633-5242.

Thursday, April 25 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Cheezem Education Center 100 Thomas Green Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631

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