Mixed Media Classes

I teach 6-10 classes per year.  Currently I am teaching out of my studio in Santa Rosa, California, and the art space, LocalsCreate in Geyserville, CA. Classes fill very quickly. 

If you are interested in taking a class from me the best way is to check out the LocalsCreate website, Localscreate.com.  You can also get on my class email list.  I send class information to you only a few times per year, about once per season, and I'll never share your email address with anyone else.  

To be on my class email list, contact me with your email and  I will email you with class dates and times when they are scheduled!


 Assemblage class attendee

Assemblage class attendee

 

 

 

 

 

 


REAL Wine deserves REAL Art

Gather a group of friends (3-10 people) for a few hours of making art and sipping wine in my studio, your home or wherever.  I will help you create a memorable birthday, reunion, or week!  Contact me directly for more information.

Wine & Art Parties

 

at Cat's Studio with Friends!

SPACKLING ENCAUSTIC RELIEF CLASS

Plaster adds texture and three dimensionality to paintings and assemblage work. Learn to incorporate objects to add texture, add and subtract forms in plaster, add translucent color using paint, attach three dimensional objects, then us the ancient technique of encaustic wax to add a soft finish.  

WIRE AND PAPER MASKS

Create one to three small wire and paper masks.  This technique was developed by Cat and incorporates sculpting wire mesh with torn paper to create a three dimensional piece that can be hung alone or added to another piece.     

Held in my studio, Santa Rosa, CA.

ASSEMBLAGE

Create an original piece of work that portrays who you are.  The Assemblage technique utilizes found objects with new pieces to create a new story.  You decide what it says by the objects you choose.  Create a shrine, or a story or an abstract piece - the possibilities are endless!  Cat supplies all the tools and attachments and helps you organize all your objects from home into a beautiful composition.  Boxes and some objects are available for sale.

 

One Day Plaster Carving with Encaustic Wax

Learn the relaxing technique of carving an abstract relief into a prepared hardened plaster panel.  Carve where the plater takes you with a sculpting tool, then add translucent layers of paint for dimension and finish the piece with a final coat of clear encaustic wax.  

This class is a one day tasting of my Spackling Encaustic Relief 3-day class in a one day 5 hour class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLAGE WITH PLASTER & WAX

Create a small box assemblage with the added dimension of plaster and wax!  2 Day Class of 5 hours each day.

You supply the printed or found images and small objects.  Day 1: we compose the piece and prep the box with plaster and add decorative cornices to the box.  Day 2: Paint, images, objects and wax are added to finish the piece. 

 

 
 Spackling Encaustic Relief with photo and wire

Spackling Encaustic Relief with photo and wire

 Small Wire and Paper Mask Class

Small Wire and Paper Mask Class

 Small Wire and Paper Mask

Small Wire and Paper Mask

 Assemblage

Assemblage

 Spackling Encaustic Relief & Meditative Plaster Carving

Spackling Encaustic Relief & Meditative Plaster Carving

 Assemblage with Plaster and Wax

Assemblage with Plaster and Wax

 Assemblage

Assemblage


COMMISSIONS

Commission me to create a memorable piece of personal artwork form your objects.

I use personal or familial momentos to create an original piece of assemblage art.  The example on the right used a map of Wisconsin, personal photos, objects from the client and from my own collection creating a beautifully composed narrative about their family history including professions (artist), homes (pinned locations on map), vacations (photos and location) and hobbies (measuring tape inside box.

Contact me if you are interested.  Can be mail-ordered as well.  Payment is due prior to construction and all pieces may not be used depending on composition and size restrictions.  Price varies greatly but an estimate will be given at order and when momentos are received.

 Wisconsin Road Trip by Cat Kaufman

Wisconsin Road Trip by Cat Kaufman