Teaching Events in 2015

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Many people write and ask me if I teach. For a long time, I had to say no, since my teensy-tiny studio is just not big enough for me to even offer private lessons. But the last year or two, I’ve been teaching at a wonderful teaching studio: Wax Works West. This is a fantastic space to teach and learn in, and Judy and Wendy, the artists who own the studio, are so funny, knowledgeable, and kind.

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Wax Works studio, ready to go..

 

I enjoy teaching. I like sharing what I know, and learning from my students, and I love it when someone emails me after and tells me that the techniques I shared are making a difference for them in the studio.

Two weekends ago, I taught my 3-day class, “Precision, Layering and Clarity”, and I’ll be teaching it again in June. This class offers in-depth instruction in working with smooth, transparent layers, and how to better control techniques such as intarsia and stenciling.  Many of my students spend time refining their fusing techniques, and I help them troubleshoot what I call “puddle syndrome”. That’s when you over-fuse, blowing out your imagery in the process. (Yup, happens to everyone)

I’ll also be teaching a new class in December, just in time to add a little fun and shine for the dark of winter: “Encaustic Bling”. In this 2-day class, I’ll be focusing on reflective surface work, incorporating materials such as metallic encaustic paint, glitter, heat transfer paper, mica, etc. It will be a lot of fun. I hope you can join me!

11 thoughts on “Teaching Events in 2015

  1. Janel Pahl

    Hi Lisa, I am interested in your workshop in June. Can you give me some details, dates? Thanks! Janel Pahl

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    1. LisaK Post author

      Hi Janel, Excellent! If you click through the link on the post, it will take you to the wax works website page for the class. The class is June 27, 28, 29 in Corralitos, California (just south of Santa Cruz).

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  2. 215design

    I’m so sad the original dates you were teaching in June changed. I had already bought my plane ticket from Kansas City and made all arrangements. Sadly I had to cancel because I was unable to reschedule to the new June dates. I was so looking forward it.

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    1. LisaK Post author

      I am so sorry to hear that you cannot make the new date, and I apologize for the inconvenience! I really hope you’ll be able to make it another time. >

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    1. LisaK Post author

      Hi Sandy, I taught at R&F in 2013, but I don’t currently have any East Coast classes scheduled. If you know of an arts organization that hosts encaustic classes on the east coast, please ask them to contact me about teaching. >

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  3. Katherine Cookson

    Hi lisa, thx for the waxworks workshop. Loved it. I can’t remember what kind of white pencil you use on the waxed black gesso panel. Was it graphite? I’m trying to draw directly on the surface with thin lines and the watercolor pencil doesn’t work. I borrowed your white pencil for a bit and now I can’t remember what it was. Thank you again fir the great time. I learned so much. Katherine

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    1. LisaK Post author

      Hi Katherine, The white Stabilo pencils will mark on wax. They make them thin and fat. Watercolor pencil will not work that way, as most pencils will not. The Stabilo pencils can be found in most well-stocked art stores, or ordered through Wax Works West. So glad you enjoyed the workshop. -Lisa

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