Serena Barton

Serena Barton: Wabi-Sabi Art Style Hot Wax, Cold Wax & Plaster

Video Length: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
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The simple things in life—the ordinary, the aged, the humble—they inspire the wabi-sabi aesthetic and the expressive, intuitive style wabi-sabi encompasses.

In this creative workshop, Serena Barton, author of Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, introduces you to working in three great mediums, all of which richly demonstrate the wabi-sabi style of art: hot wax (encaustics), cold wax and plaster!


This video includes:

  • A review of the wabi-sabi philosophy and advice for adapting your favorite photos for use as wabi-sabi inspiration.
  • Easy to follow demonstrations!
  • Learn to create with encaustics, cold wax and plaster
  • Discover unique combinations o Use other materials such as coffee washes, stained teabags, handmade papers and more
  • 85 total minutes of quality, expert instruction.

Wikipedia Definition

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature.

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.