As a teaching artist, my philosophy is simple. I believe in providing an adult learning environment that is non-judgmental, non-competitive and personal. When I teach nationally and internationally, I don't always have the luxury to make my own rules. But when I teach at my studio, my workshops are alway limited in size so that I can work with students on an individual level and insure that each student use safe practices.
The workshop fee includes all supplies. Encaustic is a medium that incorporates a variety of processes and materials. It often takes time for students to discover how wax can support and enhance their work. Providing a sampling of mixed media materials, a variety of tools and all equipment allows students to jump into the exploration of this intriguing medium without a lot of upfront costs.
I offer a lunch as part of the workshop experience because I believe that, as artists, we can learn from one another's life story as we share over a meal. My students go home with a comprehensive understanding of encaustic medium, a first step in using wax as a new direction in their work and with new friendships that often grow into networking opportunities.
I invite you to take a workshop and expand your horizons. I look forward to working with you.