Adult Encaustic Workshop in January

Exciting news! I'm offering an Encaustic Workshop January 28th & 29th at my Golden Belt studio (studio 103). Come learn how to paint with hot wax. It's sure to be great fun. Here's the scoop:


10 instruction hours with optional open studio time on Sunday. Instruction in making encaustic medium and colored waxes, and basic techniques, color theory basics and composition direction. All supplies provided for working in the studio: wood panels, heating tools, carving tools, paper, colored wax, encaustic medium, blow torch, brushes, tins for color, oil pastels, string, yarn, found objects.  You will take home multiple pieces from your work time.


Friday January 28th         
6-9pm - Introduction to encaustic, and first tries at the technique

Saturday January 29th   
10-12pm - Using color, embedding instruction, studio work time
12-1pm - Lunch Break
1-5pm - Studio work time, transfers, oil pastel, carving and incising instruction

Sunday January 30th       
 2-5pm - OPTIONAL open studio time (additional $50 fee)


$50 fee for additional Sunday open studio time


6 spots available only! 

To register follow this link:  Encaustic Workshop Registration

You will receive a pay-pal invoice for a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. The rest of the workshop fee is due Friday the 28th when class starts. 

If the class is full the registration link will be closed. Please email me to be put on the waiting list for the next workshop! The email is: artmachinestudios at gmail dot com

What to bring:

A great way to add personality to your pieces is to collect collage material that you are drawn to. Paper, found objects, sticks, buttons, cloth, string, ribbon, photographs, flowers etc... You can also bring photocopies of photographs, text or images to transfer into your wax. Please only bring Xeroxed or laser printed images, not ink-jet. Color or black and white both work wonderfully. Coming with a stash of things you've collected will mean your pieces will be more interesting and more you!

You may also want to bring a lunch on Saturday. There are not many places to eat near by, but there is a microwave that you can use to heat food if you wish.

Do you know someone who would  be interested in learning how to paint with wax? Please share this information so we can be sure to have a full class! 

Thank you!


New stuff in the shop!

The light is fading much earlier around here. That early darkness, along with some nights in the 20's, makes me want to cozy up in my house, drink hot things, and listen to christmas music. I love how still the air gets when it's dusk on a cold night. I hope you are able to find some quiet moments in this busy holiday season!

Just for fun here are some photographs to entice you to take a look at some new things in the Ambrosium etsy shop. Perhaps you'll find something special for someone you love.

"The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of the day I had Rued."

-Robert Frost, Dust of Snow