Four one day workshops coming your way

                          Beginning Encaustic, Wednesday, March 6th                                                              Here is the Las Vegas Studio: Learn all you need to know to begin work in this very beautiful ancient medium. We will cover all the techniques, as well as how to do it, and where to get all that you need, as well as thinking about how you can best express yourself. It's your story to tell, let me help you do it!                                                                                         This one day workshop is $250. which includes all                                               materials, and goes from 10am to 4pm POURING ON PAPER   Saturday, April 6th "Art from the Heart #2" wax on paper, 30"x44" To me, pouring on paper is always a great thrill, but also a great mystery, you have something of an idea of what will happen, but it also has a life of it's own. I do it my way, which I will show you, but over the years I

SIng your own song, and let the world see it!

This is a private workshop,  and designed to help you find a way  to get your work out into the world. Just you and me, and all that is possible, for you! I have been showing my work for over 50 years, and in the process I have learned a lot, let me help you get your work out into the world. It will be by phone, by email and who know what, but please believe me, it is possible! SO email me: and we will see what is possible!

Private Workshops in Las Vegas, NM 2023

Do what you want to do Set your own date and your own topic! Discover the historic town of Las Vegas, NM.  As old as Santa Fe, this town has an entirely different look and feel.  Ellen Koment is the winner of the LaVendeeme award for excellence in encaustic education. She has been teaching encaustic workshops for over twenty five years. These will be small groups meeting in her home studio, in the Historic District of Las Vegas. Stay in a historic hotel, The Plaza or Castaneda , or a nearby motel, or just come for the day. See a different part of Northern New Mexico..explore someplace new, and learn what you want to know!  Las Vegas is a spectacular one hour drive through the mountains from Santa Fe.   An opportunity to answer the questions you want answered.  Whether your concerns are with motivation or technique, we can talk about your path.  To contact me about doing a private workshop,  where you choose the dates and the topics,  or let me help you with that call 505-477-16

Color is always a great topic!

“It is not enough to place colors, however beautiful, one beside the other; colors must also react on one another. Otherwise, you have cacophony”.           “When I put a green, it it not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.”                                                                                      Henri Matisse                      Koment, from the cover of EncausticWorks12 At the heart of working with encaustic wax, for me, is COLOR, the wonderful range of glazing possibilities. Using transparent layers of various colors to create new colors, understanding how to achieve beautiful affects with a full palette of color, whether it is soft or vibrant. Color is our most magic tool for conveying an emotional state. For me, it is at the essence of what I do as an artist. I think in color first. Whether you do or not, it is an important part of your process to learn and understand. And here are a few of my paintings that were in my show "The Mystery of Color&q


Let's let line aid in telling our story! With many different approaches possible, you can add line, texture, entirely new dimension to your painting experience.. we will use crayon, charcoal, pigment, oil bars, and of course, wax, to help develop an entirely new dimension in your work ... TThree panels, with charcoal dimensions.. Many years ago now I developed what I called the Magic Line, and for a long time it was my secret. But now, it is something which I share. In addition to the "Magic Line": Crayon and pigment, we will work with the addition of charcoal, and how to create unusual and exciting effects. It will be an opportunity to bring a drawing element into your work..both on paper and panel. To explore an exciting world of new possibilities. To bring painting and drawing together. ALSO using the irregularities which you have created in the wax to catch pigment and charcoal to give you a wide range of special effects!