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When :July 9 to 11th : 3 days for the workshop .

we will work for 5 hours 9 top 3 pm with a lunch break

Everyone gets to experiment for one day with  encaustic medium (beeswax and pigment, a technique I have been working in for a while and am excited to share that with you. It allows to incorporate collage elements and the luciousness of beeswax and pigments creates a wondrful transparent surface, the rest of the time will be working with watercolors, acrilyc or even oils.

I am sharing some of my recent encaustic work here

a place in my heart

About Bees


last years workshop


Pat and Sharon working with watercolors







2014 Workshop!!!!

"Abstraction and color"

1 day of encaustic for each participant

2 days medium of your choice

working with watercolor, , acrylic or oils


July  9 to 11th 2014

Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm

at my studio outside of Santa Fe NM

The 2014 International Folk Art Market will be held

July 11, 12 & 13 in Santa Fe.
I think that is a wonderful combination first doing your own creative work and then see what people all over the world are doing!
I will schedule the workshop starting Wednesday to Friday July 9/10/11 2014 .That will give time for you to visit the market on Saturday/Sunday or even attend the preview.

The price is $375 for the workshop with a deposit of   $150

to reserve a space refundable up to 2 weeks prior of workshop (June 25th 2014)

The encaustic materials will be included in the price to work with during one of the days for each person








Graduation class  2013 - everyone is happy , going home inspired





    color and pigments composition......    

Abstraction      Experimentation

I would love to continue with our quest for abstraction possibly be more specific with the ideas about imagery, thinking more and more what is important to you personally, figure, faces. people, landscape. etc using abstraction to create the image based on those ideas. I would like everyone to come closer and closer to a personal style and visual language.

I will have some assignments and talk about styles and techniques with examples from art history.

With the encaustics collage elements can be incorporated, printed matter, photos, organic stuff, writing, pieces of paintings that did not work and have maybe one area you love. etc.



That will include the encaustic materials and  use of equipment the wax and pigments, 3 encaustic panels and some paper to work on for each person for one day out of the 3 days of workshop. I have two workstations for the encaustic one to work on paper like a mono print, and one to paint with the wax on a specially prepared panel that is why we have to rotate the workstaions.


yellow bird






some comments from last year:

"thanks so much for the wonderful workshop. I appreciate as always your teaching skills, your knowledge and your generosity.
It was a lovely time"

"It was a great time and I hated to leave. It was a terrific time and I can't wait to try many of the techniques you taught me."

"Yes we all had a great time. Please let me know the next time you offer another workshop. It was tiring but so relaxing at the same time. Thank you so much."

The workshop was magnificent - Brigitte has the sensitivity and ability to enable each of us to discover what we are really capable of doing in our art. She helped me discover much more than I thought I could do. I can hardly wait for another workshop ..... see more of 2013 workshop


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