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An Encaustics Workshop: Learn How to Paint with Beeswax & Color!

Highfield Hall 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Register Now Join us for special art workshop introducing the technique of encaustic, working with wax and pigments! In this workshop led by award-winning New England artist, Debra Claffey, you will learn the basics of working with beeswax and pigment—layering, fusing, incising, embedding, including using the materials safely and efficiently. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax, and adding colored pigments. You will take home two pieces of your original art created during the class. Basic [...]

$140 – $150

Estate Walk

Highfield Hall 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Estate walks lead by our talented volunteer docents are a great way to discover & enjoy Highfield Hall & Gardens! Docent-led estate tours are offered free with admission and are held on the FIRST and THIRD Sunday of each month, June – October from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, weather permitting. Regularly scheduled walking tours are Free with Admission. They are available first come, first served with a limit of 15 people per group. Discover the fascinating history of the original owners (the Beebe family), the house, and the grounds. Discuss the exterior architecture and compare photos of the house [...]

Free with admission

An Artist’s Perspective: A Tour Through SEAChange

Highfield Hall 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Register Now Charyl Weissbach, Boston painter and one of the four artists exhibiting in SeaChange, will lead an in-depth tour discussing her work and the work of artists, Donna Talman, Pat Gerkin, and Debra Claffey. Charyl will focus on selected works chosen by each artist. Join the tour and learn how each artist addresses conservation and environmental concerns, and the reason for forming ‘Elemental Collective’. Each artist employs encaustic, a method of painting with hot wax, with results as vast and beautiful as their process and materials are diverse. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers during [...]

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