Encaustic Workshop with Bridgette Guerzon Mills

This past weekend my husband and I participated in the encaustic workshop hosted by Cindy Jevon at Perfical Sense Studios. The workshop was run by the incredibly talented self taught Chicago artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills. We learned so many different techniques and once we got going noone wanted to stop! I haven't had the opportunity to participate in an art class outside of my  own school district since college.

 Bridgette was so kind and helpful and shared many of her own personal techniques for working with wax. She also showed us a lot of her own artwork as well which was incredible. I know I learned a lot at the workshop but when I saw her work and the creative level she took her art to I was blown away!

I wish I had more pictures to share but I was so involved in working on my projects that taking photos didn't even occur to me! Anyways these are the two projects that I came away with and I am definitely hooked! There is so much more I want to try....I think I might have to invest in some more encaustic supplies!
Big thanks to Bridgette! I had a great time and can't wait to do it again!


  1. Laura, these are fantastic! I'm so glad you posted them here so I could see the finished pieces. Thank you so much for your kind words about my work and the workshop. It was so fun to have you and your husband there. Thanks again!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This makes me hyperventilate! Amazing textures, beautiful patterns! So, so jealous x x

  3. I'm expecting you to show us this now... next kane county institute day!!!!!

  4. GLad you enjoyed your class, I will be going to my class next week. I also showed my daughter your blog tonight, she was craving inspiration for her uni course and I knew she would be inspired by your work, I was right she was.

  5. Cheryl I think I might show these at the Cultural Fair at Otto in April. And then I'll have to buy some supplies so I can host the institute day next year if you all like them!

    And Jill I am so glad you decided to take that class! What is your daughter studying? I am so flattered that you are showing her my work...and that you think it's worthy of inspiring others!

  6. I love Bridgette's work and the pieces you made in the workshop are wonderful! Must have been a great experience.