Wednesday, 27 July 2011

hot news...

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

i talk to my students a lot about the importance of play
i practice what i preach
when i heard news via my friend Trace that an extra class was being added to the TAFTA Blue Mountains extravaganza CONTEXTART
and that it was to be encaustic artist Trish Baldwin
i jumped in

and i've signed up
with some buddies
hired a house to stay in
[we needed somewhere for sewing circles at night]
and put a big red ring around that week in my calendar

if you're quick
you can too...but you'll have to find your own house.

some very serious playtime coming up next April

oh, and here are the details

Innovative developer of Encaustikits and Encausticamp, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch from the USA began painting more than a dozen years ago - always abstractly and evolving into encaustics from acrylic over six years ago. Her love for the medium translates into her teaching, and students benefit from a passionate, engaging workshop experience filled with all the knowledge Patricia has acquired and developed thorugh her foraging in this rich and diverse medium. Patricia’s books, Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media, are available on book shelves everywhere and two DVD’s in the medium are on the market thanks to FW Publishing and Creative Catalyst Productions. When not completely immersed in this creativity, Patricia keeps herself busy raising four teenage sons, two cats and newly acquired husband and teenage daughter.

Encaustic Mixed Media: going Beyond Ordinary
4-day workshopCONTEXTART FORUM
From noon on Monday 16th April to noon on Friday, 20th April 2012
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

All kind of mediums can be enhanced through the endless versatility of beeswax and painting in encaustic. In this workshop artist, author and instructor Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch guides you through techniques with rust, distressed collage, wire and alternative foundation materials to expand your creativity - Beyond the Ordinary. If you are already experienced in the use of encaustic you will have so new worlds opened to you; and if you are a newcomer to beeswax you will be guided through the workshop processes with sensitivity so that you gain confidence in the potential of each technique, and combining them. Materials fee of $25 per person.


  1. sounds like play to me! bees wax ... another scrumptious material ...

  2. YOU ARE GOING TO LLLLLUUUUUUVVVVVVVV THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ox

  3. Trish is going to rock your world!