Melting the Mystery of Encaustic Painting  with Ami Purser

Western Colorado Center for the Arts - The Art Center

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501

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What's Included

Encaustic wax is an amazing media that has been gaining popularity and recognition in the art world over the past few years. There is a beautiful subtlety and almost luminous surface quality that beeswax lends. It is no wonder that encaustic painting is getting so much attention.  Wax as a medium has ancient roots, yet encaustic painting crosses over into contemporary style very easily. Join artist Ami Purser for this two-weekend workshop where you will become well acquainted with the encaustic painting process. Students will be given a deep understanding and appreciation for this medium as well as plenty of practice time in the studio. Ami has been teaching art at every level for over fifteen years, most recently as an adjunct professor at CMU.  She has a unique, laid back teaching approach that will make this workshop relaxing and inspiring at the same time.

About This Organizer

The Art Center is a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions and the acquisition, care and display of a permanent art collection.


Inspiring educational classes and a commitment to providing access to art for all people have been at the heart of The Art Center's mission since for over 60 years. "Participatory," "experiential," and "artist-driven" are words that describe the variety of programming from traditional to contemporary offered year round. Everyone can take the creative plunge through educational activities that are free and open to the public or provided at low tuition rates thanks to generous donors and sponsors. You can even apply for one of our need-based scholarship. Everyone should be a part of this vibrant creative community, and now there is no reason not to pick up a brush, a dirty piece of charcoal or even throw a bowl on the potter's wheel. Welcome to The Art Center, where creativity is life altering.

There is a class request list if you do not find what you, your child or teen are looking for. The Art Center holds five class sessions every year in painting, drawing, bookmaking, photography, glass and much more. Our programs seek to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity.


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  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501
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