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Three workshops this summer: JUNE 11: "Let's Sing Your Song", July 16: "About Color", Aug 20: "The Pour"

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June 11: "Let's Sing Your Song" This is about coming closer to what you as an artist want to say: Not my voice, but yours. I will help you find the tools and techniques you need to express yourself, and to create a series of paintings that reflect your creative self.    How do you come to that point of recognition? Coming to it, how do you express it..what does the painting look like?  Technically, we will cover a variety of techniques, creating glaze layers, line and pigment, creating movement in a painting, color and vibrancy. This workshop is open to artists with encaustic experience, or artists new to encaustic who work in other mediums.                Koment, series of panels 14" x14", encaustic on panels Each student will work on a group of paintings that will work together, that can be exhibited or seen as a series. That inform and enhance each other. We will work on a series of small panels. By touching on the works of a number of artis

Just for you: Private and Small Workshops in Las Vegas, New Mexico Summer 2022

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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 , and 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. PRIVATE WORKSHOPS And small ones also! Private workshops are still available, your time, and your topic.   But in addition she will be doing several workshops with set dates and topics.  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 y

"Color and Your Story": Color and Transparency SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022

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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                      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.   Color Layers on 24" panels.. We will talk about mixing our colors ,

POURING IT ON: Paper and panel : SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022

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"Art from the Heart #3" 30"x44", wax on paper By popular demand ..this workshop will deal with pouring on paper and panels.. YES, what I do.. Think about transparency, think about layers, think mostly about color and how color will change with another transparent layer on top of it.. See what color does to color, and use it to express yourself. In the end, I think it will take more than one day to learn these techniques, so I've extended it to two.  You need to learn to pur on both paper and panels, and then learn how to incorporate that into what it is that you do. How do you use it to create the story that you want to tell. An introduction to several exciting new techniques!  Using both paper and small panels. "Intricacies of Light", encaustic on panel, 24"x24" "Color Song", wax on panel 8"x10"                                             "Intricacies of Light" encaustic on panel 24"x24" A one d