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UnSelfie Me
The “Un-Selfie” Workshop: Re-inventing the Self Portrait in Photo Encaustic and Mixed Media
January 18+ 19  Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Reflect on autobiographical, narrative, personal, and iconic imagery, physical, and emotional aspects of Self.  Working with photographs, photo copies, collage, drawing, and text, we will create a personal expression to re-invent the Self-Portrait.
Learn essential techniques of photo encaustic and principles of mixed media.  Our workshop will cover: Choosing a substrate, mounting an image, priming, creating smooth and textured surfaces, adding color.  See how these methods and media work together to bring a rich, atmospheric, painterly quality to your imagery.
Date: January 18+ 19 (One or two days)  Time: 10:30- 4PM  
Cost: $285/One day. $490/Both days. All materials included, except images.
Register:  mehrens@eainm.com

Narrative, Ephemera, Secrets + Revelations: Collage + Cold Wax
February 14, 21, 28, March 6  Trapani Studio​​​​​​​
Create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling... 
A four-class series that sets the time and space to gather for a progressive investigation of art making.  Each week we'll take a new approach to collage,  mixed media and cold wax.   Learn a variety of approaches to collage, principles of mixed media, how to alter digital and hand-made imagery.  Gain new perspective and insight, as we bring our unique approach to organizing thoughts, images, shapes, color and pattern into compelling visual narrative. ​​​​​​​
Trapani Studio, 123 Camino Teresa, Santa Fe, 87501.
February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 1-4pm  
Four classes/ $480.  Single class $125/ session.  Materials included.
Limited to four students~ Contact Catherine to reserve your space!
Cold Wax+ Collage  
February 15 + 16  Encaustic Art Institute of NM​​​​​​​
Enrich and broaden your approach to art making as we explore the countless possibilities hot and cold wax offer!  Tailored for art makers, painters, wax and mixed media artists, this workshop will explore innovative cold wax, hot wax, drawing techniques and collage to create works on paper.  Hone composition skills, as we assemble and organize our artwork with images, shapes, color and pattern.  
This workshop covers fundamental and advanced cold wax techniques. Participants will learn a variety of techniques to create and alter their imagery, while exploring pastel, drawing materials, acrylic mediums, and adhesives.  
Students should bring: Collected papers, book pages, drawings, photocopies, text, etc. for collage, scissors, Exacto knife with new blade, any favorite collage materials, and drawing media.
February 15 + 16  Time: 10:30- 4PM
Cost:  $295/one day.  $495/both days Includes 22”x30” Rives paper, wax + medium
Register:  mehrens@eainm.com
Essentials of Cold Wax  
March 14 + 15  Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Cold Wax is a medium that adds an atmospheric, painterly quality to your art work without fusing or heating.
This comprehensive workshop presents essential principles for working with Cold Wax.  We will explore the characteristics and qualities the medium brings to our art making.  Working with a variety of tools and techniques we will uncover the unique qualities Cold Wax offers.  
Artists of all disciplines, working with oils, acrylic, pastels and creators looking to add compatible media will enjoy this workshop.  We will cover: choosing and preparing a substrate, exploring each working state of wax, 
how to create and modify surfaces using cold wax with other media, and finishing steps.

March 14 + 15, One or two days    Time: 10:30- 4PM
Cost: $295/One day. $495/Both days   Includes all materials.
Where:  Encaustic Art Institute of NM, 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM
Register: ​​​​​​​mehrens@eainm.com    Phone: (505) 989-3283​​​​​​​
Large Panel Cold Wax  
April 4 + 5  Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Taking the leap to larger paintings can be intimidating and hard to figure out where to begin. Completing a large scale painting is rewarding and can bring about valuable creative transitions in style and approach.
In this workshop, we will explore a variety of approaches to scaling up and working in a larger format.  Applying fundamental and advanced methods for working in cold wax, along with composition, and color mixing, we will see how these elements join together to make the shift to enlarging our art work.
Day One:
Cold Wax properties, working "wet into wet", adding color, controlling transparency and texture.  Methods for scaling up, planning and thinking in layers, additive and reductive techniques.

Day Two:  
Advanced instruction for "mid-dry", "semi-dry" and "dry state" cold wax techniques.  Altering texture and surface,  Additives (Galkyd),  Solvents, Finishing steps.
Date: April 4+ 5  Time: 10:30- 4PM
Cost:  $295/one day.  $500 both days.
Includes 30”x40” panel, Cold wax + media.
Register:  mehrens@eainm.com

Origins of Form: Yoga. Text. Marks. Cold Wax. 
 May 8   1- 4pm  Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Are we the Maker of our artwork or does the Art make us?  Where do ideas originate?  In this workshop we will seek to begin to answer these and other essential questions. 
Participants will be guided through simple yoga poses, with time to pause and reflect on the symbology and felt sense of the poses,  Using this process of inquiry, we’ll work with writing, mark making and drawing to create a spontaneous series of visual responses.  We will then take these mementos and documents of our experience to create a complete an art piece using cold wax.
The goal of this workshop is to offer a space for self-inquiry, support and freedom to literally draw from your inner source.  Students will learn fundamentals of cold wax and how to incorporate it with mixed media on paper.
No previous yoga experience required.  Mats and props provided.  All movements can be taken while seated.
Students should bring a journal or sketchbook.

 Dat: May 8  Time: 1:00- 4:00 PM

Cost: $200  All materials included.
Location:  Encaustic Institute of New Mexico, 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM
Register: mehrens@eainm.com   (505) 989-3283
Advanced Cold Wax Intensive
June 13 + 14  One or two day class
This workshop will cover it all  take an in-depth exploration of Advanced Cold Wax Techniques and Media!  Bring your questions, enthusiasm, and hold onto your hat!…    
Participants will learn:
To identify possibilities and how to work with of each state of wax: wet into wet, mid-dry and dryer states of wax.
Learn to think and plan in layers, additive and reductive techniques, create thin veils of color, mix color, control transparency and create texture.
Explore additives such as Galkyd gel and formulas for making your own Cold Wax medium.
Offered as a one or two day workshop, students will gain the most hands-on working knowledge by attending both days.
TECHNIQUES:  Surface Preparation, Layering, Masking/Stencils, Incise lines into wax, Gouging/Scraping/Polishing, and Finishing Steps.

MEDIA:  Galkyd Gel + Liquid, Solvents, Pan PastelOil stick + oil paint, Charcoal+ Graphite, Neo-color, Absorbent Ground.

Date: June 13 + 14  Time: 10:30- 4:00 PM
Cost: $300/One day. $490/Both days.
Register: mehrens@eainm.com   (505) 989-3283
Location: 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM
The “Un-Selfie”: Re-inventing the Self Portrait in Photo Encaustic, Collage and Mixed Media
July 11 + 12  One or two day workshop.   Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Reflect on autobiographical, narrative, personal, and iconic imagery, physical, and emotional aspects of self.  Working with photos, photo copies, collage, drawing, and text, we will create a personal expression to re-invent the Self-Portrait.
Learn essential techniques of photo encaustic and principles of mixed media.  Our workshop will cover: Choosing a substrate, mounting, priming, creating smooth and textured surfaces, adding color.  Come see how these methods and media work together to bring a rich, atmospheric, painterly quality to your imagery.

Date: July 11 + 12   Time: 10:30- 4PM  
Cost: $300/One day. $490/Both days. All materials included, except images.
Register: mehrens@eainm.com   (505) 989-3283
Location: 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM
Essentials of Photo Encaustic
 August 1+ 2   One or two day workshop.  Encaustic Art Institute of NM
Create dreamy imagery, drive your narrative and process in this innovative workshop tailored for photographers, “artists with cameras”, encaustic, and lovers of mixed media.
Learn essentials of Photo Encaustic, how to hand color your photographs, drawings and photo collage.  Discover unique ways of creating intriguing effects with your images as we explore wax, Pan Pastel and more.  No previous experience required.
Course covers:  Image mounting, media and techniques for hand coloring images, how to add color, texture + surface, choosing papers.
Students must bring at least one image to work on 4”x6” panel. Image can be printed on matte photo or presentation paper.
Date: August 1+ 2   Time 10:30- 4pm  
Cost:  $490/two days, $300/ one day.  Includes all materials.
Register: mehrens@eainm.com   (505) 989-3283
Location: 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 
I am here for you!  To invite a fresh approach to art making,  coax and encourage your facility to glide between intuition and intellect, to acknowledge and honor your journey.  We are map-makers, explorers and wanderers on an exploration of our unique path.  Whether our ideas are clear, concrete or open-ended, we set the course.​​​​​​​
My classes provide practical information and core skills for complete beginning to advanced instruction.  Classes can include working with hot wax, cold wax, photo encaustic, creating digital imagery, printmaking, cyanotype, principles for adding mixed media.   My studio is equipped with an Epson XP-6000 and Canon Pro-10 printers.  
Personalized Instruction:  $190 for two hours.  Add $55/ additional person.  Add $75 /each hour.    
Beginning, Advanced and Personal Projects:  
$275 for 3 Hours, add $50 for each additional person.  Includes instruction and all materials.  

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