We are a 501c3 non-profit. Funding for this project goes to expanding our art in the public schools project.
When it comes to budget cuts in the public schools the first thing to be chopped are the classes in the arts. Please help us to continue our workshops in encaustic/wax painting. Funding for this project goes toward equipment and supplies for use in our junior high and high school beginning encaustic classes. Funds will also be used for advertising our annual fund raising event which will feature our student artists. Remember we are a 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible.
The EAI’s mission is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of encaustic/wax art. Also, offer space and programs for children, adults and professional encaustic artists, to exchange information and technique for working with wax. At present encaustic art is not offered in public schools.
Encaustic/wax painting is an ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks, who used wax to caulk ship hulls. Pigmenting the wax gave rise to the decorating of warships.
The 20th century has seen a rebirth of encaustic on a major scale. It is an irony of our modern age, with its emphases on advanced technology, that a pointing technique as ancient and involved as encaustic should receive such widespread interest.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 25, 2012.
Mar 26, 2012 - May 25, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $100 or more
Donor has a choice of a boxed set of cards (10) of work by our encaustic artists or our annual Encaustic Art Institute glossy, full color book with works by 86 artists.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Donor receives an original piece of encaustic art. Offered pieces will be posted on the Encaustic Art Institute's website.Estimated delivery: May 2012