Encaustic Party

Thank you ladies for celebrating your birthdays at The Studio!  Hope you enjoyed learning about the encaustic process and had fun!  V05A7614

Your creations are beautiful:

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Get creative with studio owner and instructor, Jamie Eppenauer, who will guide participants from start to finish to create an encaustic masterpiece.
Two hour party is for up to 8 participants.  Bring non-plastic flat mixed media item to include in piece of art.  Maximum size of 5 x 7 inches.

Everyone will leave with his or her own masterpiece.

Ages 15 and older.  BYOB optional.

8 guest Maximum.  $30 per participant.  $50 deposit to save the date.

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Wine and Wax Party

We had a really fun night sharing Wine and Wax with this group of Law Students from Seattle University.  They started with some wine tasting in Woodinville, then came to the Studio for a fun and relaxing evening of creativity.

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ABOUT THE WINE AND WAX PARTIES:

A Little about Encaustics: Encaustic painting is one of the world’s oldest art forms! The earliest applications of encaustic wax paint were done by the artists of Ancient Greece – hence the Greek word “enkaustikos” meaning “to burn in. During the Middle Ages, more artists turned to tempera, fresco, and oil painting techniques. In the last decade, encaustics have once again become a popular art medium.

What is it: Encaustic is a wax-based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint.

What You Will Make: During the two-hour course you will be guided from start to finish to create a 5 x 7 mixed media encaustic piece. We will start with a brief introduction to encaustics and then dive right in: you will learn how to prepare the surface for wax, how to embed mixed media objects, how to add details with an encaustic pen and how to finish off your project with pan pastels.

What to Bring:  Bring non-plastic flat mixed media items to include in piece of art.  Maximum size of 5 x 7 inches. The mixed media items are fused into your project with the wax so the items need to be adsorbent and not very thick. Some ideas are handwritten notes, dried flowers, ticket stubs etc. We also have mixed media items on hand for you to use.

BYOB and Snacks: You are also welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks. Stemware will be provided.

A Little About the Studio: Picket Fence Art Studio is located on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville, WA, the heart of Washington Wine Country. Jamie Eppenauer is the owner of Picket Fence Studio.

“I have been taking photographs and painting for as long as I can remember.   My interest in photography started as a teenager when I took photographs that were published nationwide by Associated Press.  I used the proceeds to purchase the equipment for my first darkroom.  My love of photography has only grown over the years.

I also have a passion for oil painting in the Russian Post Impressionism Style. I have been fortunate to study under many great artists specializing in this style of painting including Pam Ingalls, Henry Stinson and Cheri Christensen.  I have also completed the Foundation Drawing Course at Gage Academy of Art. My passion for art has lead me to learn encaustics, pottery and glass fusion.

Add in Some Wine Tasting:   PFA is located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country. You might want to start your adventure with wine tasting at one of the local tasting rooms. Within one mile of the Studio you will find over 100 wine tasting venues. From the historic and beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle to the quaint boutique wineries where you are likely to have the winemaker themselves pour you a glass of his or her finest blend, a wonderful variety of wine tasting experiences awaits you. You can find more information including a map of the local wine tasting venues HERE.

Book your party now:

Get creative with studio owner and instructor, Jamie Eppenauer, who will guide participants from start to finish to create an encaustic masterpiece.
Two hour party is for up to 8 participants.  Bring non-plastic flat mixed media item to include in piece of art.  Maximum size of 5 x 7 inches.

Everyone will leave with his or her own masterpiece.

Ages 15 and older.  BYOB optional.

8 guest Maximum.  $30 per participant.  $50 deposit to save the date.

Private Encaustic Party:

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A Walk in the Woods – Encaustic

Part of an encaustic series on the idea of “Home” inspired by my work with homeless people in Seattle. I actually took this photo near the end of an 8 mile hike in Patagonia.  My work with homeless people has me reflecting on life and how it is a walk in the woods. And how we are all just walking each other home through the woods.

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10 x 10 encaustic mixed media mounted on birch panels (3/4 inch deep) incorporating original photography, wax, india ink, oil paint and pastels.

Part of the series Home is Where you Feel Loved which explores the idea of “home” and what it means to different people, culture and places.

  • A Walk in the Woods – We are all just walking each other home.
  • on 10×10 inch panel
  • $300

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Thursday Adult Class – Book Binding

It was great to be back to classes at Picket Fence Art Studio this week.

We enjoyed binding our encaustic journals in the Thursday morning adult class.  Thanks again to Erin Keane for teaching me how to make these beautiful encaustic journals.

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Encaustic Journals

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Encaustic Journals

I am thinking about adding a Tuesday Evening Adult Class (6:00 – 8:00) beginning right after Thanksgiving.   We will spend December learning encaustics and making these journals.  Please send me an email if you are interested in more information.

Last Week of Encaustics

We were busy with encaustics in our Adult and Middle/High School Classes this week.

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As a reminder, The Studio will be closed Oct 26th to November 8thWe will reopen with all classes the weeks of November 9th and the 16th.  Thanksgiving is the week of November 23rd. We will have class on Tuesday that week but will not be holding classes on November 25th or November 26th.

The Studio will be open the first three weeks of December closing for Winter Break on December 18th.

As always, feel free to email me with any questions.

See you-all soon!