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Announcing two new great workshops coming soon! Creative Markmaking and Learning Cold Wax. For more info, follow this link to MarinMOCA's classroom page and scroll down.

Announcing two new great workshops coming soon! Creative Markmaking and Learning Cold Wax. For more info, follow this link to MarinMOCA's classroom page and scroll down.

Semi-Private Workshops - Download workshop brochure

Sign up for semi-private: one-day workshops, given whenever I have 3 signups for that class. Limited to 3 students so that each student receives personalized attention. These one-day workshops, are given in my studio at the Novato Arts Center, and designed especially to your needs. All materials needed for workshop are supplied. Cost is $225, plus material fee of $25.

Sign up for one of the following:

Beginning Encaustic:
This class is designed to give an overview of the medium, including safety requirements and the many versatile uses of the medium. It is comprehensive enough for the student to begin exploring on their own the multitude of possibilities inherent in this exciting medium. This class will include the basics of the following topics as well as a little hands-on working time:

  • Encaustic methods and materials
  • Safety measures and precautions
  • Supports and surfaces, preparing panels
  • Combining encaustics with other mediums
  • Etching and mark making

Encaustic Monotype:
In this class we will explore how to make paintings using encaustic on paper with a Monotype Hot Box. It is not necessary to have any prior experience in working with encaustics for this class. It will provide a basic overview of the various kinds of paint and paper used and a multitude of techniques that can be utilized to make encaustic monotypes as well as a little hands-on working time.

Advanced Encaustic:
Instruction in this class will be given on whatever techniques the student would like to explore for their own studio practice. This class would be for those students already working in encaustics, or those that have had some encaustic instruction, and are interested in exploring particular techniques. The class will include instruction in specific techniques as well as hands-on working time utilizing them. Students will be grouped together with others wanting to learn those techniques. For example:
Combining Photography with Encaustic, or
Advanced Collage and Transfer Techniques, or
Combining Mixed Media and Encaustic

If there are particular techniques you are interested in exploring, please let me know.

Private Workshops:
These one-on-one sessions are designed to give an overview of the medium, safety requirements, and the many versatile uses of the medium, and is comprehensive enough to start you exploring on your own the multitude of possibilities inherent in this exciting medium. All materials are furnished.

The one-day session consists of the basics in encaustics with a little hands-on working time and the two-day will cover all of the above plus sufficient working time to experience the wax and demonstrated techniques. The cost of a one-day private class is $350, which includes at least 6 hours of instruction and all materials. The two-day is $650, which also includes all materials with at least 12 hours of instruction and work time. The basics of the following topics will be covered:

  • Encaustic methods and materials
  • Safety measures and precautions
  • Supports and surfaces, preparing panels
  • Combining encaustics with other mediums
  • Etching and mark making
  • Techniques of collage, gold leafing, and image transfer

Mentorships:
Mentorships are also available. More information about mentorships can be obtained by contacting me.

Contact me at Sandi@SandiMiot.com if interested in signing up for a class.
A check in full is payable when a date is scheduled.
Refund policy, minus a $25 administration fee, will be given for cancellations in writing up to a week prior to scheduled date.