Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Mexico Magazine Does Article called "Waxworks"

In the June, 2010 issue of New Mexico Magazine under going places is an article called Waxworks: Encaustic is painting with hotwax, and it's coming back. The encaustic institute is mentioned as well as some of our members. Check it out and pick up a copy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

EAI Members Give Encaustic Lessons at Area Schools

It's springtime in Santa Fe, and that means the Encaustic Art Institute is taking its show on the road.

EAI Founder Douglas Mehrens, Educational Director Carol Ware, and Program Director Russell Thurston provided a full day of free encaustic classes at the Academy of Technology and the Classics, a charter middle and high school in Santa Fe, NM.

Students in grades 7 through 12 got a hands-on lesson in the ancient techniques of encaustic art and made mono-prints using Paula Roland's Hot-boxes and encaustic sticks provided by R&F Handmade paints.

The comments from the kids as they pulled their prints ranged from "Oh...awesome" to "Wow...that's really cool" to "That's sooo SICK!" (I'm pretty sure that's a good thing.)

EAI members are planning on visiting two more local schools before the end of the term.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

EAI Featured in R & F Paints Blog

The 1st of a series of free encaustic demos for kids held at the EAI was a huge success. EAI’s Educational Director, Carol Ware and Program Director, Russell Thurston gave a hands-on demo at the opening of the “Hot Wax” exhibition, where the parents seemed to enjoy trying encaustic painting as much as the kids. To see pictures of the event go to the R & F Blog on April 20.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Karen Leigh Donates to the EAI

The EAI would like to thank Karen Leigh for her donation of Broken View (12"x12") to the permanent collection of encaustics at the EAI.  Karen lives in Green Valley, AZ and is a member of the institute.