Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 2010 workshop

"This is so much fun" "I am so excited"
"I love it"
These and other enthusiastic comments peppered the two day workshop. Of course I love to hear that others are enjoying the encaustic experience as much as I. Five of the six participants are from Canada. These classes give me the opportunity to meet wonderful people that I might otherwise never met.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Next workshops

introductory encaustic workshops, March 29 & 30, and April 19 & 20. The first two days of the workshop, we will cover the basics of making and using the paint and heat sources. Demonstrations include: tools and techniques for fusing, layering and scraping/scribing, building up of texture, line and edge and collage.

The advanced technique workshops are April 1 & 2 and April 22 & 23.
The last two days we will focus on surfacing, embedding, transparencies, glazing and incising. We will explore assemblage, casting, carving, and working 3-Dimensionally, monotype, image transfer, combining oil and encaustic and dipping. You will have four finished paintings after the workshop. It is necessary to have experience in encaustic to utilize this advanced workshop.

I provide all materials necessary: wood panels, brushes, encaustic paint, oil paint, cutting tools, heat sources, and as much instruction as you wish, but you may want to bring some of the following:
* Special papers, collage elements, transfers
* Small objects to embed in the wax
* Drawings or images that you'd like to recycle

The cost is $200 U.S. or the equivalent in pesos, plus $25 materials fee. Checks or cash are acceptable. A 50% deposit is required at registration. contact me by email with any questions.

San Miguel's first encaustic group show.

I am pleased with the diversity of art that makes up this first all encaustic show in San Miguel.
It was worth all the work of clearing out my studio, including the six work stations for the workshops, paintings the walls, it took several coats of paint to cover the spills, and drilling into the concrete wall to hang the art.

After I hung the work of the 22 participating artists, I was reminded of the uniqueness of the encaustic medium. No two artists work the same. Although each of them have taken at least one workshop with me, they incorporated the technique into their own styles.

We were blessed with live music through out the event and I believe that more than 150 people attended.

Here are some photos of before the crowd and after.