|Both kids and adults enjoyed making encaustic ornaments.|
|Jorge Bernal giving mono-print demo during the event.|
Students were given the assignment of writing about their creative process in encaustic for their next class. Here are some of their observations:
"My experience at Encaustic Art Institute was wildly colorful and completely engaging. I loved touring the gallery and viewing the work from a variety of local and outside artists, and our guides were very knowledgeable about the history and process of fused and pigmented wax creations. Attention to detail and a willingness to embrace creativity was greatly emphasized by EAI founder Douglas Mehrens, who helped our class explore the innumerable facets of encaustic wax creations. I was impressed by the gallery's dedication to promote encaustic work as a true competitor in the art world, and am grateful to have been given the opportunity to learn and experiment with this unique artistic medium. "
"I had a beautiful and creative experience at the Encaustic Art Institute. The two of you created an environment full of strong and positive energy. I really enjoyed learning more about encaustic (a term I had not heard before) and being able to explore this unique form of art. I'm not good with visual arts but this whole experience was very intriguing. This was a new and exciting challenge for me that I am still curious about. I'm inspired to look more into encaustic art and what I can do with it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to expand my creative mind and skills! "
Tours/demos of Encaustic Art Institute available - 505-989-3283
|For a great 4-color program of the show, please send a check for $15 to EAI, 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe NM 87501 and we'll send you one! Check out our Facebook page to see images of all of the selected works.|
|The La Vendéenne [la vahn day en] Awards are named in honor of a fourth century female encaustic artist, Laia, whose buried remains were found--along with the tools of her encaustic art -- in the La Vendée region of France.|