Susan Friedman

– Workshops –


Encaustic with a Creative Mind Mixed Media Workshop 2019


Dates:  APRIL 26th and 27th  -    10am-4pm

Cost: $550. Gourmet Lunch Provided /  $50 Discount for two or more workshops.


Instructors: Susan Friedman and Julie Brookman


This studio-based class focuses on the techniques used for encaustic with mixed media, a process that uses wax to carry pigment. Because of its translucency, the wax can be embedded with layers of papers and found objects, and experimental processes. Safety and shop practices, basic tools and techniques, traditional priming techniques, Students will be provided with the knowledge needed to use this medium in their own studio.

A $50 deposit is required to hold your place, please mail check to:
Susan Friedman, PO BOX 370534, Montara 94037



Exciting new location on retreat in Pescadero with lodging available for and addition $150 per night.


Encaustic with a Creative Mind Mixed Media Workshops


We offer students the opportunity to receive individual critique and guidance as they work on their projects. Each work session is limited to eight students, which allows for a relaxed no pressure environment, as well as ample time for one-on-one instruction.  Our new location in Pescadero, offers ocean and vineyard views in a retreat setting. This is truly a special place to make work and be inspired.

About Susan and Julie


Susan Friedman has been a photographer/filmmaker/ artist for many years. Her book of documentary photographs for the Sierra Club, A Separate Place, was published in 1974. Her work is collected in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Oakland Museum, and The Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. She has taught photography for 30 years at UCSC ( University of California, Santa Cruz) in the Art department. She also taught for 13 years at Cabrillo College and 10 years through the UC extension. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently teaches workshops in the Bay Area.


Julie Brookman is best known for her encaustic paintings, where through hot wax and pigment she has found a way to capture the myriad faces and moods of the sea in a way that makes time stand still. To create her paintings, Brookman focuses on layering, transparency, and repetition of movement to allow the paintings to form intuitively, and of their own volition. Her most recent show was at Studio Shop Gallery in Burlingame.


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