Sing Your Own Song: SATURDAY, Nov 12

NOVEMBER 12:  "Sing Your Own 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 tell their story, that are all about themselves. It isn’t about techniques as an end, but at technique as a means toward what you want to achieve.  Limit: 3 students, one day,

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

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 , 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.   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 or email Also, an

THE MAGIC OF THE MARK: Line and More, Monday October 10

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!