Exploring Encaustics with Andrea Cermanski
Encaustic, or hot wax, is made of beeswax, pigment and resin, and Egyptians were the first to utilize this art form over two thousand years ago. Brought back into the modern art world by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, encaustic is an important part of the contemporary art world while still being a unique media. These workshops are suited for beginner and intermediate level artists, and will help you to understand all you need to know about encaustic so you can return to your studio ready to create. All materials are supplied.
Beginner’s Basics-4 hours
In this beginner’s class you will learn the basics about encaustic paint, and by the end will be ready to return to your studio and create encaustic paintings on your own. We will cover suitable supports for painting on, basic painting techniques, fusing layers, and encaustic color theory. Materials will be provided. $350
Intermediate Encaustic Skills-3 hours
In this class students will learn more advanced encaustic techniques such as carving, transfers, embedding objects, collage and incorporating photos into paintings. $250
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“Thank you, Andrea, for introducing me to a variety of methods using encaustic. You are a patient and gifted teacher. Your studio was such a nice spot to work in. I enjoyed my time learning from you.” A.O’Donovan 1/2013
About the Artist / Organization:
Andrea Joy Cermanski is an artist and educator who has taught Art and English for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. A painter for 15 years, she has exhibited in “Feminists Under Forty,” a show curated by Judy Chicago, “New Mexico Women Artists,” and had her first solo show, Meditations on Nature, in October of 2011. She was a contributor to the “Crossing Cultural Bridges Project,” and her curriculum on teaching African art in context was published by the Albuquerque Art Museum. A world traveler, Andrea taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, and English and Art in Kolkata, India through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. She currently shows her work at the William and Joseph Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.