Encaustic Workshops in Bend, Oregon

Innovative Sculpture

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9 – noon
Cost: $50  |  Location: Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space  |  Click here to register online

Scalehouse, the producers of the Bend Design Conference present UNBEND 2017, creative workshops designed for participants to learn new techniques, new skills and new ways to look at things. I’m presenting their series opener, Innovative Sculpture:

Forget the brush and the pencil, this workshop is for individuals who want to explore the world in 3D! Armed with curiosity and the desire for exploration students will discover innovative encaustic sculpture. Using everyday objects and recycled materials as launch pads for invention students will learn how to transform these objects by dipping them in wax and forming them into new shapes. After students build a collection of dipped and dabbed objects they will learn how to combine them to create a finished encaustic wall sculpture. Workshop presented by Scalehouse.

The artwork on the right is an example of what we will make in class, it’s made out of balloons!

Mixed Media: Encaustic Painting & Collage


Thursday, February 23, 2016, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $180 + $25 supply fee  |  Location: The Workhouse, Bend, OR  |  Click here to register online

Spend the afternoon learning the basics of encaustic painting and how to collage using encaustic (wax) instead of glue. You will learn how to:

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare your surface
  • Fuse encaustic
  • Mix & Layer Color
  • Work with Stencils
  • Layer photographs & papers
  • Image transfer
  • Create surface texture
  • Achieve a high-gloss finish

The goal of this workshop is to become comfortable with encaustic painting and collage and finish 1-2 artworks. The workshop includes all wax and encaustic media and two 8 x 8 inch wood panels. If you have always wanted to try encaustic this introduction is a great way to get started! No experience is necessary for this class, all you need is the desire to learn something new and have fun.

If you would like to bring your own photographs, magazines and papers to class please do so but know I’ll have everything you need to create work!

NOTE: If you’ve taken a mixed media class from me before this is a perfect opportunity for you to jump right in and make some work. I’ll have all the supplies ready, you can simply focus on continuing your exploration with encaustic.