Oct 15, 2017 Chapter Meeting with Melanie Marchant

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.


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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.

Wait – there is more!

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.

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