Encaustic & the Altered Book

…merging mediums into creative magic with Cari Hernandez

Altered books can take us on a wonderful journey of words and paper and in combination with encaustic medium creating an altogether magical world! 

We will use encaustic as a binder as we develop our altered book incorporating your personalized epherma with a preprinted book form, having the opportunity to develop theme and context to make a completed piece. 

Previous experience with encaustic or bookmaking isn’t needed, and this class is well suited for artists at all levels in their development.

Date: March 16, 2019  
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm (30 minute lunch break, please bring sack lunch)
Location: Healdsburg Community Center

Registration: $95 plus $25 materials fee – click HERE to register


About Cari

Cari uses the ancient medium of encaustic (molten pigmented beeswax) to create many of her luscious abstract paintings and sculptures, as well as more commonly know mediums of oil and acrylic. Her work combines rich color fields in conjunction with an elegant layering of line and pattern creating a developed depth of interest in each painting whereby the human experience is woven into her rich layers of material, creating a historical record for exploration. When working with other mediums such as oil or fiber, her focus continues to be centered on color study, shape, and form. She is endlessly inspired by her natural environment of the ocean, mountains, and wildlife that surround her in Sonoma County.

Cari was born and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, and studied fine art photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Prior to becoming a full-time studio artist, she operated her own commercial photography studio for 7 years in San Francisco, CA.

As a full-time artist Cari teaches, lectures, and shows her work in the US and abroad. She is a founding board member of International Encaustic Artists (IEA). As a board member she served 5 years, where she held the Education Chair creating and directing the first 3 annual retreats & conferences held in Carmel Valley, CA. Her methods and artwork are featured in two instructional DVDs, as well as being featured in several books and articles*. Cari is a CORE Artist for R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY.