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Art Workshops by the Sea Announces Two New Workshops by Encaustic Master Michelle Belto

Michelle Belto, presenter and teacher at the International Encaustic Conference, is coming to Florence, Oregon!Space is limited



Michelle will be teaching two new workshops

Paper + Wax

The Perfect Combination

Encountering Encaustics

October 13, 14


Versatile “Perfect”

Paper Pulp Substrates + Wax

October 15, 16, 17


Take both classes for a big discount $565


In the Oct 13-14 encaustic workshop, you will learn: Dry brush, wet on wet, wash and glazing, masking out, spattering, staining, layering and scraping. The second day includes Mixed Media techniques of transfer, collage, pouring, embedding, foil and gold leaf.


The Oct 15-17 three day combo workshop incluses both paper & encaustic wax. Students will be discovering how paper can be wrapped, glued, embossed, collaged, filled with inclusions and pulp painted and create dimensional paper supports for use in encaustic pieces.


The wax heats up the afternoon

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Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

MC EScher, self-portrait

Today we would like to wish a very happy birthday to the master of paradox himself, M.C. Escher. The Dutch artist behind never-ending staircases and gravity-defying landscapes would turn 114 years old if he were magically still alive this June 17th.

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