“Encaustic In-Depth: Beyond Black & White” Encaustic workshop SAC (Aug 2018)

Learning encaustic is a little like taming a horse.  It is beautiful, wild and in a split second it gets out of control.  The key to successful encaustic art is understanding the subtleties of the wax and harnessing its natural potential.  When art is forced, the outcome is unbalanced.  When you speak the language of […]

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“Intermediate Encaustic” Encaustic workshop SAC (April 2018)

  What’s next with wax?! So you’ve got some footing with the encaustic medium – awesome!  This workshop goes beyond the basics and dives deeper down the waxy rabbit hole.  In this 1-day workshop we will spend time developing and refining core encaustic techniques including: Basic color mixing:   Learn how to mix your own […]

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“Encaustic In-Depth: Beyond Black & White” Encaustic workshop SAC (Feb 2018)

Learning encaustic is a little like taming a horse.  It is beautiful, wild and in a split second it gets out of control.  The key to successful encaustic art is understanding the subtleties of the wax and harnessing its natural potential.  When art is forced, the outcome is unbalanced.  When you speak the language of […]

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“Deluxe Encaustic Lab” Dec

Do you need an encaustic space to create? It’s finally here! The Deluxe Encaustic Lab is a 3-hour block of time so you can focus, practice and paint.  This lab is uninstructed however I will be present in case you have a question or two.  This lab is designed to be a V.I.P. experience limited to only 6 participants.  Here is […]

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A.R.T. and A.D.D.

It’s a little known fact that I have A.D.D.  Just for funzies lets throw in a little depression and O.C.D. while we’re at it.  I’m an alphabet soup of clinical terms – tasty!   Don’t worry, this isn’t anything new for me and I have a lifetime of experience learning how to live with these little brain-minions […]

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Inspiration is No Joke

Sometimes inspiration hits when you least expect it. I know how I operate:  I am deadline driven.  When I take on a commission I want to know when I need to deliver it by.  Of course, there is always the circumstance when I ask, “When would you like this?” and the answer is “Oh, whenever…” […]

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The Magic Wand

It was just like any other day, wake up, coffee, e-mails, head off to work and right after I clocked in it hit me… “Jaya, your favorite brush has been discontinued.” Before we insert-volcano-eruption-emoji-here lets back up a few years. Once upon a time I bought a new brush.  It wasn’t just any brush, her name was […]

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“The Energy of Monoprints” Encaustic demonstration

Sierra Wax Artists Presents: Jaya King: The Energy of Monoprints Please join us on Sunday, Oct 16th @ 1:00pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome) Jaya will share her thought process on how to begin a new series of work and the steps to prepare for […]

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“Rock & Roll With It: Hardcore Encaustic Abstract” 3-day encaustic workshop

Do encaustic abstracts come easily to you or do they resemble a “Space Oddity”? Perhaps the most mysterious element in abstract painting is intuition. By tapping into this we have access to a whole new level of intensity, power and connection with our art. Intuition and inspiration go hand in hand and one of the […]

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“Creativity & Fear: Face the Canvas” 2-day workshop (SJ Sept)

Are you caught in the middle of a staring contest with your canvas? Have you always wanted to pick up the brush but somehow felt “blocked”? Are you painting the same painting over and over? You’ve seen all the YouTube videos… …now what? This 2-day workshop is designed to recognize and confront creative roadblocks, ruts […]

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