Hoffman Center offers beginning Encaustics Class

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Beginning Encaustics” workshop Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Led by artist Pam Nichols of Tigard, participants will explore the ancient method of painting with pigmented beeswax and resin. “Students will learn about layering, scraping, basic texture, collage, incising, and more,” said Nichols. “They will be able go home with two or three encaustic paintings they created.”

The class is designed for adults 18 and older, with a beginner or basic knowledge of encaustic painting. Tuition will be $85, with an additional $100 supplies fee.

Pam Nichols, Circular Movement
Pam Nichols, Circular Movement

Nichols’ works have been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. Since attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2006 she has developed and produced several art shows around Portland, served as the President of Portland Open Studios and is a member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild in Oregon City.

“Growing up around artists I explored many artistic media. (Encaustic) fits my personality perfectly, impatient and goofy,” she said. “Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am. On the spot I can change the direction I am going and dive right into something completely different.”

Her website is pamlnichols.com.

Interested persons can register for “Beginning Encaustics” on-line at hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops. The class is limited to eight students.

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