The Livermore Art Association (LAA) and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) meeting this month will feature a demonstration of encaustic – or hot wax – painting by Dublin artist Summer Ellis.

Ellis was introduced to the ancient art of encaustic painting in 2013, and has since set up her own encaustic studio where she focuses on seaside landscapes and underwater views to which she adds animals and mythological creatures.

Her demo will cover layering, fusing and scraping techniques, key components of this hot wax painting, and she will demonstrate how a heat gun and a propane torch can add both subtle and dramatic effects to encaustic works.

LAA & PAL will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at the Amador Recreation Center 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Meetings are free and open to the public.