Hoffman Center Offers Beginning Encaustics

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CLASS IS FULL.  Email hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net to get on a waiting list.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Beginning Encaustics” workshop Saturday, Oct 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Led by artist Pam Nichols of Tigard, participants will explore the ancient method of painting with pigmented beeswax and resin. “Students will learn about layering, scraping, basic texture, collage, incising, and more,” said Nichols. “They will be able go home with two or three encaustic paintings they created.”

The class is designed for adults 18 and older, with a beginner or basic knowledge of encaustic painting. Tuition $85, with an additional $100 supplies fee.

Nichols’ works have been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. Since attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2006 she has developed and produced several art shows around Portland, served as the President of Portland Open Studios and is a member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild in Oregon City.

“Growing up around artists I explored many artistic media. (Encaustic) fits my personality perfectly, impatient and goofy,” she said. “Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am. On the spot I can change the direction I am going and dive right into something completely different.”

Her website is pamlnichols.com.

 Interested persons can register for “Beginning Encaustics” on-line here.

The class is limited to eight students.

Hoffman Center Offers Beginning Encaustics-CLASS FULL

Ireland Piece 6-72The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Beginning Encaustic Painting Workshop Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. Class hours will be 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The workshop will be led by Pam Nichols, and is designed for students age 14 and up.

Tuition will be $75, with an additional $125 materials and equipment fee.

Students will explore the ancient process, which uses pigmented beeswax and resin. They will learn the basic techniques of layering, scrapping, basic texture, collage, and incising. Students will go home with two or three pieces of finished art.

Nichols is a native Oregonian whose work has been shown through the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. She developed and produced several shows, served as president of Portland Open Studios, and is a member of the Three Rivers Artists Guild.

Interested persons can register here.