The Art of Encaustic Painting

Old master techniques and materials have been the main inspiration and drive in Hamid Zavareei’s pursuit of art education.

Through decades of independent research and scholarship he has built up a body of knowledge and experience accessible through investigation and research into the available resources in the vast field of conservation as well as historical documents and transcripts passed down from ancient periods to middle ages and renaissance and baroque period.

The focus of his research has been centered on materials and techniques of early renaissance through Baroque era through extensive study and reconstruction of details of master pieces based on documented research within the conservation institutions throughout Europe and the United States.

Hamid Zavareei

The scope of his research encompasses various materials including oil, watercolor, encaustic, egg tempera, acrylic and more recently fresco, within different historical contexts following the evolution of techniques throughout the last two thousand years.

Hamid is self taught and has drawn and painted since childhood by studying the old masters, from early Renaissance to Baroque and he has taught the old master’s techniques for more than a decade. He extends the knowledge of the old techniques and materials to contemporary application to create work that brings the old and the new together in a unique format.

Hamid has shown his work through various venues throughout the United States and abroad including residency, awards and reviews.

Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
2/10-2/11
$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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Investigate the different characteristics and effects achieved by employing beeswax as a medium for painting. Learn the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium, including material, surface, and painting techniques and explore a range of encaustic applications: from the simple application of clear, hot wax on a painting surface to layering, incising, transferring, and embedding images along with other more complex techniques.

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