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Adult Workshop: Enclosed Nature with Melissa Cowper-Smith

Class/Workshop
Durand/Estes Rooms
$102 ($85 for members)
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Encaustic is an ancient material made from blending natural beeswax and damar tree resin. In this two-day workshop, all parts of the process will be covered, including mixing encaustic, set-up/clean-up, fusing, layering, scraping, burnishing (polishing), and using encaustic colors. We will focus on low-relief embedment. Adding natural materials such as dried flowers, leaves, seeds, twigs, shells, feathers, hair, and stones.

Tickets are $102 ($85 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

About the Artist

Melissa Cowper-Smith is a painter known for her evocative depictions of landscapes and domestic interiors. Originally from Alberta, Canada, Melissa received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Victoria. In 2002 she moved to the United States to complete a Master of Fine Art at Hunter College in New York City. Since settling in Morrilton, Arkansas in 2011 she has found inspiration in her gardens.

Melissa has been recognized with several awards for her art, including an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council and an Artists Scholarship from the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She has conducted workshops at institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, and Windgate Art Launch for Teachers K-12, as well as various colleges in Arkansas and nationwide.