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.
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.