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EncaustiCon 2013

  • Eldorado Hotel and Spa 309 W. San Francisco St Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 USA (map)

presented by International Encaustic Artists (IEA)  
October 31–November 3, 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Mini Class:
Facing Up to Faces: Quickfire Challenge
Friday morning, November 1 / 10:30–11:30am

When painting faces or portraits, even the most experienced artists can get twisted up in the details, creating overworked, overly-tight images. Charlie’s Quickfire Challenges can break you out of your own expectations and help you loosen up to discover images and techniques that move your work forward.


Mini Class:
Saturday morning, November 2 / 10:30–11:30am

Wax on transparent surfaces is beautiful, elusive and perplexing. In this hands-on mini-workshop, Charlie will take you through examples of some of the most dramatic and confusing ways wax can behave when interacting with light.


Post-Conference Workshop:  
Painting With Wax on Plexiglass
Tuesday, November 5, 2013  / 10:00am – 4:00pm 
$95 + $60 materials fee    

Master the transparency of wax in its most luminous state – with light shining through it. Charlie Levin has developed a unique and mind-boggling technique layering multiple images on a single panel that appear and disappear with light. Learn this, as well as how to create glowing stained-glass-like paintings and two-sided objects, among other possibilities. Students will create tools to help them control the transparency of wax back in their home studios.


Founded in 2005, IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art, with over 450 member artists in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and artists in Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Toward our mission of “raising the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange,” IEA encaustiCon 2013 will be four packed days of workshops, demonstrations, presentations, speakers and networking events.

To this end, we will have a lineup of outstanding internationally acclaimed artists who will share their encaustic process introducing you to innovative techniques and materials. Professionals will offer insights into managing your business and information about applying for residencies, opening an art school or building on your own entrepreneurial spirit. With hands-on opportunities to work alongside papermakers, fiber artists, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists and printmakers who use wax in their work, IEA encaustiCon 2013 also offers networking with artists from around the world, shopping extravaganzas for the latest and the greatest encaustic supplies, and memory-making events full of fun and learning.

Join us for a rich exploration of FUSION: People, Passion, Place.