Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Private encaustic class

Hannah had taken the introductory class and decided that she would like private classes. We spent the last two days, advancing her experience of the torch, layering and the hot pen. She left with 2 lovely paintings, that I forgot to photograph from the first day, but today, I got a couple of shots of her working on her homage to Miró.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November encaustic workshop

It is a continuing delight and privilege to introduce new people to encaustic painting. This group was so much fun and I got to make new friends.


Béa commented,"I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed your workshop
You are a strong,... talented lady!
It was an honor to learn from you

Colors of Mexico

Donnis commented,
"Ezshwan, I so loved the encaustic class!  I enjoy being a beginner and learning something new...especially when it is so much fun and satisfying.  I plan to take more classes from you when I return next summer and know of two others who will join me.  You are a wonderful patient teacher.  I appreciate everything about the class.  As I walk around San Miguel I have been noticing surfaces which look like encaustic..."

Anna - encaustic over denim


Break time
By the second day the participants are excited to get to work and discover their personal encaustic adventure. A few quotes. "This is too much fun!" ; "This process gives joy!"; "This is the best!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sept. encaustic workshop

 I had just two people in the September workshop, so I changed the original direction of the class. Verity, from Australia, has had encaustic experience, but was looking for some technical assistance and several advanced techniques. Anna, a new resident of San Miguel wanted to add encaustic to her existing oil paintings and try as many techniques as she could squeeze into two days.

Giving these classes gives me the opportunity to make new friends as well as sharing all that I have discovered in my 13 years of using encaustic.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

encaustic studio rental

After people have taken both the introductory and advanced encaustic workshops with me, I offer the opportunity to rent my studio for a day or two, and use all my materials. That way one can work, or play on their own without instruction, although, if I am close to the studio, I will answer questions and offer suggestions.

Here are photos of three of the four artists who were working in the studio today.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Second Day

 This workshop was a breeze for me. Everyone was a professional painter and they took off with the technique and made individual, beautiful paintings. And they all want to come back for another workshop soon.

Three of these artist never touched encaustic before. Can you guess which ones?


Monday, July 25, 2011

July workshop

This was the first day of my 55th workshop! I am so blessed to meet such great people, many of whom become lasting friends. Two of the women are from Mexico City. It was a chance to practice my Spanish. I have a long way to go before I can explain the encaustic process in Spanish.

More tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June workshop



There were just three people in this introductory workshop, since two canceled at the last minutes, but it did give everyone the chance to go in their own direction and explore the magic of encaustics. We started earlier since the days continue to be quite warm.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

June workshop

everyone has their own work station and all materials are supplied

I am hoping the weather will be cooler in June. I am changing the dates for later in the month and will keep my fingers crossed that the rains will start.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

advanced class video

Here is the video of the participants in an advanced technique class. I am always impressed and inspired by the talented artists who create original, unique painting in the workshop.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

last workshop until June

Jacqueline Segovia
I was concerned about the afternoon heat in the studio, so I asked all the participants to arrive an hour earlier - 9 instead of 10. They all did. It cooled down considerably today, the second day, because of a wind/dust "storm" last night that had me without electricity for a while. It was worth it to have a beautiful day today and no one had to break out in a sweat.


Chris and Larry




Chris at work

This group of five people was a dream to work with. Everyone quickly got the feel of the encaustic and the torch and created their own vision.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March introductory workshop

second day
Geena and Barbara
We just finished the March introductory workshop.

I will have a day off tomorrow and start the advanced techniques Thursday.

I am often happily surprised that the wonderful work that is created by people who have never touched encaustic before.

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