Melanie Marchant – Encaustic Painting: Ancient and Modern
Please join us on Sunday, Oct 15th @ 1:00 pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome) **Register Now**
Got questions about Encaustic Art?
Melanie has answers:
- Where did this medium come from?
- What’s all this about ancient Greek portraits?
- Why did it virtually vanish for 2000 years?
- And how did it reappear in contemporary (experimental) use?
Melanie will bring examples of both ancient and modern encaustic art, showcasing a spectrum of techniques. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Don’t miss our local treasure! This is an excellent opportunity to bring your questions and quandaries to a master in art and encaustic. Her down to earth approachable nature makes Melanie an ideal teacher who encourages, shares — and more than that: she cares deeply about art.
Melanie Marchant comes with an armload of pigments, paintings, tools, both ancient and modern. She has a clear understanding of the encaustic big picture. She’s an art historian, nationally recognized iconographer, published illustrator and retired Sac State art professor. Her work now is contemporary, experimental and ENCAUSTIC.
Melanie Marchant Meschery is an accomplished Sacramento artist and former art teacher. She has an A.A., B.A., and M.A. in art and a Ph.D. in Education. Melanie taught art at Los Rios college for 25 years and taught art history at CSUS. She received a teacher certification from Betty Edwards (Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain). She has worked in every medium.
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We will also have a brief Member Show & Tell after the demo. It is always fun to see what everyone has been up to, so please bring 1 piece of encaustic art that you would like to share with the group.