July 16, 2017 Chapter Meeting with Jaya King

Jaya King – Encaustic Power & Subtlety:  Beyond Black & White

Please join us on Sunday, July 16th @ 1:00 pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome)   **Register Now**

 

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 the medium, the creative process becomes a two-way conversation.

This demo will showcase how to achieve depth, detail and dimension by building up transparent layers.  Jaya will demonstrate the potential of using a limited color palette by using the most basic:  black & white.  She will lecture on the importance of building a strong compositional foundation in order to accomplish a balanced and powerful encaustic painting.  Gain a better understanding of how to take your art to the next level and reserve your seat today!

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Jaya King is a professional artist and California native based out of Sacramento who has been showing, teaching, and demonstrating her work since 2003. Jaya is an R&F Paints Certified Encaustic Instructor.

Visit Jaya’s website to view more inspiring images and videos:  http://jayasart.com/event/encaustic-power-subtlety-beyond-black-white-encaustic-demonstration/

To learn more about her upcoming workshops visit her 2017 Encaustic Calendar:  http://jayasart.com/2017-calendar/encaustic-workshops-events/

Follow along with her encaustic adventures on Instagram @artchickjaya

 

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Oct 16, 2016 Chapter Meeting with Jaya King!

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)


14513644_10209936354260556_1854278823_oJaya will share her thought process on how to begin a new series of work and the steps to prepare for an exhibition.  She will demonstrate her behind-the-scenes technique of loosening up before jumping into a final painting by creating an assortment of dynamic encaustic monoprints on her aluminum palette.  She moves quickly through each monoprint in order to capture the raw energy of movement, line and composition.  She will also show how to use Sumi ink to bring the monoprints to the next level.  Using this monoprint practice Jaya will describe how you can focus your energy to create more powerful artwork.




14542680_10209937363085776_138046469_nJaya King is a professional artist and California native based out of Sacramento who has been showing, teaching, and demonstrating her work since 2003.Her dynamic encaustic abstracts marry both balance of technique and personal connection to the viewer.  Her love affair with encaustic extends far beyond the gallery wall.   Jaya regularly lectures across the Bay Area with an emphasis on technique, personal growth and exploration through painting.  Her popular hands-on painting workshops give students the opportunity to grow as artists and express their individuality.  In the summer of 2016 Jaya developed an encaustic scholarship program, which gives high school students the opportunity to explore this amazing medium. Her enthusiasm for painting is infectious and it propels her and her students down a path of inspiration and understanding through creation.

Recently she was featured in Sacramento’s Inside Publications magazine.  Her work has been published in Splash 11: New Directions, Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media, and in Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks (available in 2017). At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.




Talk about WOW! You don’t want to miss this month’s meeting. There is no RSVP at the moment, so please plan to show up early.

Remember to bring your abandoned art piece for the show at University Art!


Chapter Meeting July 17, 2016

Sierra Wax Artists Presents: 
Barbara Nilsson: Using Dyes in Encaustic
(Indigo and Procoin*)

Please join us on Sunday, July 17 @ 1:00, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome)

 

barbara-nilssonBarbara Nilsson
Nilsson has been working in encaustic since 2002. When painting or printmaking in encaustic she applies many thin layers as this gives the works a multi-dimensional and translucent effect. Her expressionistic work shows unlimited imagination and creativity in subjects and composition and reflects excellent colors and academic application. Barbara gives workshops in encaustic, encaustic monotype and cold wax throughout the year. She is a published artist who has had exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Nilsson’s art is in the collections of:  The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington. Talk about WOW! Learn more about Barbara’s work at:  www.barbaranilsson.com 

*Procoin is a cold water dye. Who knew?!! Check it out, first hand. Sierra Wax Artists are cutting edge! 

 

In addition to Barbara’s presentation, you’re in for a treat. Following the presentation, we will distribute materials packets for the Sierra Wax Artists Abandoned Art Project. You’ve got to be there in person to receive a packet. It’s going to be a lot of fun. You’ll receive 3 mini boards to create your encaustic art for the project: one to keep, one to give away (abandon), and one to submit for a collage show at University Art. We’ll cover instructions in depth and will have instructions online for you.


**If you have questions and want to talk to a real person, call Charlotte Cooper (916) 434-5378