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The ancient medium of encaustics has been around for millennia, with pieces like the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits still in excellent condition today. From the Greek word meaning "burning in", encaustics are bound with a mixture of beeswax and dammar resin, and are only workable when melted. Rediscovered by the Bauhaus movement in the early 20th century, and experiencing a huge resurgence in recent times with the advance of electric skillets and irons for heating the paint, encaustics are a medium rich in tradition. Now you can bring the beauty and history of this ancient medium home with you with these Free Video Art Lessons from the World of Art!