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Short Workshops and Private Workshops in Las Vegas, NM, one day or two: 2023

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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 505-501-4620

Sing Your Own Song: Behind the Layers, color and transparency, Feb 4&5, 2023

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Finding your voice: What makes your work unique.  Whether you are new to encaustic, or more experienced, we will consider where you are coming from, and even more importantly, where you want to go with your work...what you want to achieve.   The use of color, glazing and color as an emotional force, including "small pours" on panels, consideration of the use of multiple layers of transparent color, adding color as accents, and achieving a statement with color.    Cover Image: "EncausticWorks" This  workshop in my quiet light filled encaustic studio,  is the perfect opportunity to take a day or two for yourself, to focus on your work, and take it to the next level.  The workshop will cover all aspects of Encaustic Painting  This workshop is all about you. What you want to say, and what you want to do. We will discuss the preparation of the panels, taking your drawings or sketches to the panel, and telling your story.  In addition, a varie

Let's use Collage, your images or mine: Saturday, Mar 4, 2023

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There is nothing more fun than changing the world to suit yourself, in fact my first encaustic show included "Middle Aged Male Nudes, in Portland Oregon long ago! And each of us changes the world to suit ourselves, and that is what this technique allows you to do!   The show was called "Middle aged Male Nudes" You as an artist have a story to tell, and sometimes images from our lives and our worlds, or from worlds we don't know, help us to tell our story, and I separate them because they may not be one and the same.. How do you get your story out into the world? What is the story you want to tell, and what will take you closer to it. What will your story be? From a show at Ebert Gallery, San Francis SO, come play with me! This workshop is open to artists with encaustic experience, or artists new to encaustic who work in other mediums. Day goes from 10-4,  All materials are provided, although students will be given a list of optional items .  One day $

Let the Light Shine In, just for spring! April 1 &2, 2023

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“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 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 the beauty of encaustic wax for me, is the ability to work with transparent layers   We will talk about mixing our colors , whether from commercial paints , dr