First annual Encausticamp art retreat in Oregon!

Your place to invest and indulge in all things encaustic~

Friday, July 29, 2011


In an attempt to maintain sanity and regular communication :) I've decided to concentrate all communications for EncaustiCamp, EncaustiKits and pbsartist through my one, main blog, EncaustiCamp info will be highlighted through the facebook page as well,so look for encausticamp 2011 and soon to be introduced, encausticamp 2012! And, encaustikits is still going strong at for breaking news on the site in september!!!
in love. trish

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sue Simpson: EncaustiCamp July 2011

Sue Simpson: EncaustiCamp July 2011: "  When I pick something up outside, in the house, while out and about, I can see it evolve into something beautiful. I enjoy bringing the..."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Judy Wise: EncaustiCamp Preview - My Class

Judy Wise: EncaustiCamp Preview - My Class: "Just a little reminder that I'll be teaching at EncaustiCamp July 13-17. My class is entitled 'Painting from the Hot Palette' and will cov..."

Judy Wise: EncaustiCamp Preview - My Class

Judy Wise: EncaustiCamp Preview - My Class: "Just a little reminder that I'll be teaching at EncaustiCamp July 13-17. My class is entitled 'Painting from the Hot Palette' and will cov..."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

EncaustiCamp bloggerama; Crystal Neubauer!

‘When you share your strengths you create competition. When you share your weaknesses you create community.” ~Rick Warren
Recently I have been sharing a dialogue about a dream of developing a series of workshops and retreats where women can go deeper in their creative lives, a place where they will be supported, encouraged, and strengthened in their identity and worth as a woman and come away with the tools they need to begin to trust the voice they hear inside to guide them. A place that feels more like a community of friends who have gathered for a weekend of fun and fellowship then just a series of art-project oriented workshops.

The process of using art as a tool in healing from the past and uncovering my true identity has been such an integral part of changing my life that I’ve begun to share it with other women in some of my art workshops, uncertain of how they would respond or receive it knowing they were expecting to simply learn how to create a specific project. But each time I’ve included something as simple as a breathing technique I learned in my own journey, I find at least one woman who writes to say it was the most important thing she learned that day.

As the dialogue with my artist-women-friends begins to solidify into a clearer vision of a deeper more meaningful art retreat experience and dates and locations begin to be penciled in on our calendars, I’ve wrestled with letting go of my desire to teach at some of the larger more well-established venues, but then an email shows up in my inbox telling me of how the breathing technique I shared became a lifeline during a family crisis and I know in my heart this is the direction I was intended to go.

This July I will have my first formal opportunity during a two-hour breakout session at EncaustiCamp to share what I have learned along the way. I will bring a kit for each student who wishes to participate, that will include collage materials to be used as we walk through exercises designed to release that “inner-self” and allow one to experience what it means to “hear” or “listen to” their own voice and allow it to tell their story. The tools I hope to pass on in this exercise will go beyond paper and glue. This uncovering, discovering and releasing-of-self, is a journey so many women find themselves in the midst of and often without the resources or knowledge of what to do with all of these unexpected feelings and emotions. I will come, not as an expert or teacher, but a fellow sojourner sharing what I have learned along the way.

Of course, encaustic art will be the main focus of EncaustiCamp, but I am excited that the intention is to create an atmosphere that will be safe, cozy, intimate and restorative. This is where art becomes more then just a pretty picture; this is where it becomes a seed through which inner-healing can flow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

EncaustiCamp defined!

Have you been curious about this EncaustiCamp event?! Watching the posts and wondering who’s in and what you would find if you attended?!
Well, let me see if I can bring it to light for you! 
EncaustiCamp 2011: all things Mixed Media and beeswax!
You are greeted as you arrive Wednesday evening by your hopped up host, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, and the other instructors and assistants!
With retre
at packet and plan in hand you settle into onsite lodging then gather with the other enthusiastically waxy group in the gymnasium. All things welcoming go down first, quickly followed by an introduction from the instructors and assistants. We then jump right into beeswaxiness with an introductory demonstration from the instructors in the basics of encaustic materials and painting.

Don’t lead yourself to believe this is an ‘I-can-miss-that-I-know-how-to-paint-in-encaustic’ event though! This is a ‘don’t miss!’ kick-off to the flavor, fervor and festivity of the retreat! Even if experienced in the medium, you’re gonna love it 
A tasty dessert will be offered after the demo thanks to our wunderbar caterer (aka school art teacher and crew ) as everyone comes together to mill about, get up close to the melted wax, and meet fellow EC indulgencees~
Thursday opens with retreatants preparing their own hearty meal in order to get right at the beeswax! Each group with gather in their respective studios and begin with demonstration and instruction by the uber encaustic-geeked instructor.
The time is all about indulging in the diverse possibilities of partnership with encaustic beeswax so expect to get your serious inspiration on!
As an attempt to avoid overload on the very first day of studio time, we will break for lunch to breath before returning to studio. Shut down for the day is 4:30-we’ll feed our stomachs while gleaning tidbits of information from the participants in the other workshops!
Thursday night’s event includes a dessert bar and break-out sessions-instructors hosting intimate ‘why I do what I do’ discussions and q&a. Retreatees are welcome to settle into one session, or wander among the offerings.
Friday morning begins with a speedy ‘gettin’ at it!’ to the wax. Your second day of the retreat will be a new indulgence in mixed media marriage~ after getting a taste of what’s to come from the previous night’s gleaning we’re all sure to hit the ‘wow’-overwhelming goodness level 
Friday night is set aside for selling. All things encaustic and their mixed media buddies will be represented so come ready to indulge!
Saturday’s the last day of workshop deliciousness~Your third and final workshop choice takes place as you collect the last bits of inspiration to take home with you and keep you experimenting and inspiring well into the next year! Looking forward to EncaustiCamp 2012 and all the new stuff to come 
Dinner, art show and all kinds of fellowship round out the night before Sunday morning departure~
Can't wait to get at all things indulgy and beeswaxy. It's going to be so good :) join me. in love trish.