work on paper

work on paper
"Color Emerges" wax/paper 30"x22"

Upcoming Workshops

Ellen Koment has been working with encaustic, and exhibiting it for 20 years. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious La Vendeeme award for excellence in Encaustic Education. So we can assure you of a complete experience, learn the best encaustic practices within the context of a professional consideration of your work and your goals. The workshops are held in Koment's studio, in a beautiful stone schoolhouse just north of the town of Madrid, NM, about 30 minutes south of Santa Fe

    Join me in my beautiful light filled studio in a stone schoolhouse for an unforgettable experience. Learn, work, and enjoy your fellow artists.

EncausticSPAIN! March 18-24, 2018 
right before the fantastic Easter week in Spain
EncausticSpain website CLICK HERE



1-3 people, 1-3 days, a really great way to get your questions answered, on dates that work for you.
email me about it

and watch for the spring schedule!
In my studio, photo by Les Hancock

Come for a workshop, and see all that Santa Fe has to offer..galleries, museums, and of course the fantastic landscape.


ALL ABOUT ENCAUSTIC is two day workshop suitable for artists new to encaustic as well as those with  experience who want to hone their skills, and learn a variety of new techniques. 

The workshop will cover all the basics, including information about 
  • how to make paint,about the commercial paints and their applications, about supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media, materials,demos of applying paint, fusing, How to get that smooth surface! 
  • glazing with encaustic: it's really about color theory
  •  Introducing mixed media,
  • image transfer, 
  • working with oil bar, pigment, 
  • creating several kinds of lines, and texture. 
  • We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) about
    •  inscribing and using dry pigment..
  • You will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers. 

The emphasis, as always, will be on your creative development i.e.:ON YOUR PAINTING! As always, my goal is to help you achieve your aims in this wonderful medium.  It is open to artists at all levels.  


In October, 2015 and Feburary 2016 we had great trips and wonderful experience for ten artists from around the world, for the instructors, and for those who came as guests. We painted every day, ate fabulous Spanish lunches together. and toured the museums, cathedrals and highlights of Malaga. And we are doing it again ! This time, right before the amazing Spanish Easter week, so that you can come for the workshop and stay for the festivities!

AND get an early bird discount until Thanksgiving! click here


Our explorations of the city and its surroundings will provide inspiration for our studio time. We will work on paper and panels, exploring the encaustic medium as it allows us to express our reactions to local experiences. We will cover all the encaustic basics but also explore a variety of exciting new techniques. This workshop is appropriate for beginning to advanced encaustic artists. 

Koment has been exhibiting her encaustic paintings nationally for twenty years, now in Telluride, CO, Dallas, TX, WAshington DC and  Santa Fe. She is a graduate of Cooper Art School in NYC, and has a Masters degree in painting from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching encaustic for 18 years.

BelĂ©n is a Spanish-born artist who will share her passion for Spanish art and culture.  She has a long professional trajectory in the NY advertising industry. A graduate of MHC and Columbia U, she pursued graduate art studies at Hunter College, Art Students League and the Woodstock School of Art. Belen has been working with wax and mixed media for over 10 years, exhibiting in the US and Europe.

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