Workshops


Sharon Sperry Bloom is a painter and photographer specializing in encaustic painting. She is a passionate proponent of artistic self-expression and enjoys working with both emerging artists and with artists exploring new paths. Her work is exhibited at the Museum of Encaustic Art.

Her teaching philosophy is simple: to encourage the artist to freely explore
and take chances, allowing the utmost creativity to materialize.

Have you ever wondered what kind of painting you could create with beeswax? Have you thought you’d like to give it a try sometime? Take a lesson with Sharon.

Private instruction is available. Please contact me to see how I can tailor a session to meet your needs. Sessions are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in San Angelo, Texas.

Typical topics covered:

“Indian Paintbrush”, encaustic

  • What is encaustic anyway?
  • Hot wax fusing techniques
  • You can create lines and shapes
  • Transferring images onto wax surfaces
  • You can produce smooth surfaces or rough textures
  • How to save money by making your own supplies!
  • Different types of supports for paintings
  • You can be very creative with encaustic
  • Where to get supplies, videos, and reference materials
  • Important: How to work safely with wax

About my Workshops:

There are several ways to create art with wax. All sessions are geared to you the student, and like you, no two are alike. An introductory workshop focuses on learning to paint with hot wax on a hard surface. The wax medium is made with natural beeswax and damar crystals. We will use birch plywood as our painting surface in beginner workshops.

Depending on the student’s level and willingness to explore, we can delve into a bunch of things you can do with encaustic.  Add to it, take away from it, incorporate collage elements, use other mediums, and above all: experiment.  All supplies will be provided, and you can take your artistic creations home with you!

I attended Sharon’s Encaustic workshop on Aug 6 and would highly recommend it to any Artist interested in this medium.  She gave us a wealth of information and supplied all the tools necessary to create a few masterpieces of our own.  Sharon taught us many different techniques, showed us how to use transfers and tools and really got our creative juices flowing!  This is a must do workshop for anyone who is curious of the Encaustic process.~ Mellany Herrera, Photographer

Private sessions: Private workshop sessions are available for new students or for artists who want to work on a particular technique.  Typical sessions last two or three hours and cost $100/hour, all materials included. Let my studio be your workshop to explore new ways of creating your art.

Small group sessions: Group sessions are limited to four students to allow plenty of individual attention. All are welcome, from experienced artists to beginners. Sessions last approximately five hours and cost $300. Sorry, not currently available. I am looking for an appropriate teaching space.

Call me at 325-213-0925 or e-mail me at abq.sundog@gmail.com to schedule your session. Thanks!

Coming from out of town? You’ll love San Angelo. We have plenty of hotels, restaurants and art attractions. Here is the city’s website.

I can’t wait to see what you create with encaustic! See you soon!

    ~ Sharon

       

Click HERE  or HERE and also HERE to see what some students did in earlier workshops.

Questions? just e-mail Sharon at abq.sundog@gmail.com

Sharon,
Many kudos to you. I went into the workshop not knowing what to expect. I wanted to have an art playdate although I didn’t necessarily expect to like encaustic enough to want to do it again and again. Well, you changed that. I LOVE encaustic. It is so freeing and fun. Having you prepare everything for us–and boy, was that ever a LOT to prepare–made it all the more spirited and uplifting. Talk about PLAYdate! Thank you for everything! I feel rejuvinated.

~Roma

 
 

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