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  • 01 Apr 2023 10:00 AM | Shelley Jean

    Saturday April 1st - Sunday April 2nd
    10:00 am - 4:00pm, Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Participants will learn about encaustic history, safety, surfaces, and fusing. In this comprehensive 2-day workshop we will be exploring a variety of techniques such as incising, layering, pigment sticks, mark-making, mixed media collage, mono-printing, and incorporating photos. Designed for beginners and advanced, we will work together to focus on taking your encaustic creativities to a new level!

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  • 02 Mar 2023 2:01 PM | Michelle Belto

    The ENSO CIRCLE is a twelve week virtual residency program for Artists. We are  now accepting Residency applications for our Sixth Term. The deadline is March 15. 

    This could be the right place for you in your artistic journey.

    If you have been curious about the Enso Circle, it just might be the right place for you. This unique, effective, welcoming and engaging community of Artists-in-Residence is unlike any other creative community. Apply now. Applications close on March 15, 2023 for the Spring Term. We want to save a place for you.  

  • 01 Mar 2023 2:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch (Administrator)

    31 Days of Starts

    March 15  April 14, 2023


    A live guided group gathering to usher in spring! 

    Each day at 1pm eastern a live zoom 10+/- minute exercise to begin a new painting. At the end of the month, as the temperatures warm into spring in this northern hemisphere, you will have before you 31 new places to begin from in your painting and creative practice!

    We will use paint (come with whatever medium you have; encaustic, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel) and charcoal, graphite (pencil), caran d’arche. Mix it up based on what you have in your studio; do not feel you must have these exact materials.

    I will work on watercolor paper cut to my desired size, intending a collection of all same size creations. You come with the surfaces and size you want to begin with each day!

    This is the second year we will gather this way and feedback has suggested that these creations, and the experience, just get better as you return to them after they’ve had time to rise <3 
    I look forward to you all and this time that will surely be a little bit of hitting the refresh button for a coming new awakening season of growth.

    31 Days of Starts! | Open Studio (

    Register here

  • 23 Feb 2023 6:55 AM | Jorge Luis Bernal

    Santa Fe, NM

    May 12 & 13, 10AM to 3:00 PM 

    Cost $395.00 + Tax, materials included 


    This two-day workshop centers its attention on The New Mexico Landscape and Adobe style architecture typical of Northern New Mexico. It is designed for artists with prior cold wax knowledge and painting skills who want to take their work to a new level while exploring inspirational ideas found in the land of enchantment.

    To help artists think more deeply about their work, Jorge will offer special presentations to the class and do one-on-one consultations to challenge and guide participants to push deeper into their work, both technically and conceptually. The goal is to focus on abstraction and or simplification of shapes, forms and colors so each artists develops hers or hisindividual painting narratives.

    If you have no cold wax medium experience a one-day class is offered the day before at a discounted price.

    For class registration 

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  • 23 Feb 2023 6:50 AM | Jorge Luis Bernal

    Santa Fe, NM- In Persom

    April 29-30, 10 AM to 3 PM 

    Cost $395.00 + Tax Materials included

    Abstract Art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. A constraint sounds like something negative, like a restraint or limit to one's creativity. In fact, it is the opposite, a spur to creativity. 


    This workshop focus is on abstraction and constraint. It requires previous encaustic monotype experience. If you have no encaustic monotype experience, a one-day class is offered the day before at a discounted price. 

    We will be discussing abstract art making  and demonstrate how by embracing constraint, and the the unknown we open-up to the many surprises and possibilities, to creativity and a visual representation that will speaks of your artistic intention. There will be plenty of time for action-filled painting and personalized attention.

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  • 22 Feb 2023 9:57 AM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch (Administrator)

    A twice-yearly retreat in February and October at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, Kentucky~

    Art is a line drawn around your thoughts.

    Gustav Klimt

    From the beginning of time the artists job has been to raise the bar. 

    We open eyes through opening hearts. 

    We melt discordance through expressions of harmony and beauty. 

    We make statements in words, color, form, texture, that leave room for interpretation, yet they’re always personal. 

    I ask nothing more of you than to participate in your life, your art, to the fullest capacity. 

    Have fun yes. Enjoy yourself yes. Delight in the brush to canvas yes. But this time, these days, we add in a bit more sobriety. A bit more solemnity. A heap more truth. 

    Of course I wake up finally

    thinking, how wonderful to be who I am,

    made out of earth and water,

    my own thoughts, my own fingerprints-

    all that glorious, temporary stuff.

    Mary Oliver

    This will happen only through complete faith to the voice of creativity that comes from your inside, not from without. 

    As we each listen and respond to this voice, this internal call, the response goes out and comes together with others. Like the tapestry we weave being here together, it too threads its way into all of humanity. It will be subtle, it will be slick, but it will be. And that’s what matters. 

    So first, re-find your truth. Spelunker what truth is to you. it is simple but it is nuanced. 

    It is beautiful and it is never more a part of everything we are all now, I know this with a surety through experience. Now it’s time to believe it.

    Stop explaining your art.
    Stop apologizing for your craft.
    Start living your art,
    and let the world catch up.

    AC Autumn registration info here

    Why go deep?

    Are you trying to get something out, to say something for others to hear, to paint in a way that finally expresses a dimension of yourself, or the world as you see it, with clarity and recognition? Do you struggle to put into form, color, paragraph, line, the images and emotions, experiences and lessons you have lived, yet feel a great passion to do so, so that maybe others, even one, can have this as a road sign on their own journeying?

    Experience leaves deep traces within us.

    John O”Donahue

    With depth we get breadth and sustenance. You have accumulated years of material wisdom and technique experience, yet something more is necessary in order to bring the fullest capacity of your personal expression to this experience and wisdom. Now more than even the world that needs to awaken to the necessity of art. As Mary Oliver says, Artists are not here to make the world go round, but forward. Understanding your unique value and purpose that brings you to hold a brush in hand will help you to become an integral element is art’s place to move this world forward now.

    What will I accomplish from attending?

    Art is created in solitude, but not a bubble.

    We draw our best out of each other. By being together with like-minded companions and committing to the environment created through the gathering together, we most often find what we don’t always realize we went out to seek; the depth of our best expression across the canvas. A soul expression illuminated by this communion with others~

    How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives.

    Annie Dillard

     What does the time look like?

    Through movement, creative meditations, group exercises, journaling, independent studio time, and informal meals over which to freely chat and commune, the week becomes the days you are living your life in the best creative form you can muster, so that you return home with a deeper rooting in the way in which you want your life to have been, when that final breath comes. 

    Twice yearly, February and October, at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Something like this:

    • Tuesday evening arrival for dinner and get to know one another. This will begin our time together over the journal pages and give everyone something to chew on as you head back to your lodging for the night
    • Studios open 7am Wednesday-Sunday
    • QiGong or short yoga 8:00 with scones/coffee for those interested in the early morning start
      • Journal time each morning and a brief Seeing the Horizon Line Journal exercise before open studio and time to speak one on one with Trish
      • Lunch served 12:30 with a creative exercise to spelunker the soul thereafter 
      • Open studio through evening closing group exercise at 4:00
      • Dinner on your own
      • Personal work in open studios available until 10pm
      • Gallery tours and dinner together Saturday evening where desired collectively 
      • Sunday morning yoga then breakfast with group closing conversation, then gather to exhibit and review all work accomplished, clean up/ depart <3
      • AwakenCreative Autumn | Open Studio (
    • 03 Feb 2023 10:00 AM | Mira M White

      WAXING INTENSIVE:Working with Hot Wax & Mixed Media

       3 Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop

                     This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists.Beginners in Encaustics are welcome!. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and 1 panel  per student. Please contact: and

      Fri-Sun  10 am-4 pm               Tuition $ 400(additional $50 materials fee to instructor)
      Studio 55, 55 Howe Road,       Register: 937-6422
      Martinez , CA 94553                        
      Advance registration required ( workshop limited to 7)



    • 23 Jan 2023 12:43 PM | Caryl St. Ama

      Sign up here:

      This workshop is designed for painters/artists interested in exploring the fundamental elements that coalesce to create successful encaustic painting. Following a historic overview of encaustic, students will move through a series of guided exercises focusing on studio setup, paint application, and health and safety. With a strong emphasis on approaching wax as a painting media, students become familiar and comfortable with brushwork, fusing, and layering. Additional techniques we explore include collage, printmaking, image transfer, and combining oil and wax. After each demonstration, participants will have hands on time with the wax to explore and examine the characteristics that make wax a unique material to work with, such as opacity, temperature, adhesion, and texture. Artists working in any painting or print discipline will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to grow their visual vocabulary with wax. This workshop is ideal for beginner to intermediate students.

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    • 11 Dec 2022 5:13 AM | Jorge Luis Bernal

      This 2-Day Advanced class

      Santa Fe, NM. December 2-3, 10 AM to 3PM

      Cost $395.00 + Tax, materials included

      Collage offers artists the opportunity  to study not only shape, form and color in a composition, but  commentary through familiar words, numbers and symbols which adds another dimension of the work of art.


      The 2-Day workshop’s goal is for the participants to work out of their

      comfort zone. To experiment and explore different compositions before

      committing (to glue down) collage. This an opportunity to study the

      different elements with the ability to edit the work. The Principles and

      Elements of Art will be covered in detail.

      If you have no encaustic monotype experience a one-day class is offered the day before at a discounted price.

      Day-1. Class prepares 24-6x12 inch monotypes. Composition and contrast is discussed as students consider the placing of shapes, forms color, pattern arrangements and cut, glue (collage) to complete three paintings to dry over-night. 

      Day-2 Artwork refinement: Additional marks, lines and touch-up added followed by an encaustic medium coat to seal the artwork.

      Additional information visit

      For class registration  email request to


      All In-person workshops will be taught maintaining 6’ social distancing. Class size maximum of six (6) people and three (3) minimum. Please note all participants must be vaccinated. 

    • 11 Dec 2022 5:11 AM | Jorge Luis Bernal

      2-Day Advanced class

      Santa Fe, NM. November 4-5, 10AM to 3:00PM

      Cost $395.00 + Tax, materials included

      Transcendental Abstraction is concerned with the development and presentation of various types of non-representational painting, that finds its source in the creative imagination and does not depend upon the objective approach. 

      Methods may vary. Some artists approach their paintings by  balancing the elements involved, others rely upon the initial emotion produced by the creative urge itself and still others are impelled by a metaphysical motivation.

      Description: This two-day workshop centers its attention on non-objective painting, or Transcending Abstraction, which is to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design, to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual.

      This class is for artists who are looking to broaden or reinforce their creative skills through lectures, demos, hands-on and critique. If you have no cold wax medium experience a one-day class is offered the day before at a discounted price.

      Additional information visit

      For class registration  email request to


      All In-person workshops will be taught maintaining 6’ social distancing. Class size maximum of six (6) people and three (3) minimum. Please note all participants must be vaccinated. 

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