Gallery holds encaustic workshop

By From page B3 | January 31, 2014

Suzanne Bell encaustic“Encaustics Basics and Beyond” with artist Suzanne Bell is a one-day encaustic workshop, Saturday, Feb. 1,  that focuses on the safety, studio set up, history of encaustics and several encaustic painting techniques.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn how to fuse with iron, carve to define shapes, discover layers of color by scraping and use tape for line and design.

Students will also explore the use of various encaustic tools such as blow torches, heat guns, the stylus, oil sticks and many more unique gadgets.

Several encaustic masterpieces will be created by each participant by the end of the workshop.

The registration fee of $95 includes supplies provided by the instructor. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Bell is a Northern California artist and art instructor known for her inspirational teaching style and her contemplative encaustic paintings.

For the last 20 years she has been designing, implementing, and teaching fine arts programs for artists of all ages within the Northern California region. She teaches at Sierra College, Crocker Art Museum and both in the private and public school sectors.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.1. Visit for more information and to download the registration form or call 209-286-1387. Registration is limited.

Petroglyphe Gallery is located at 8317 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill, two blocks off of Highway 49, across the street from the historic Hotel Legér.

The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sundays 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Petroglyphe Gallery

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