Saturday, October 22, 2016


Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 
Venue: Museum

Local encaustic artist, Josie Rodriguez, gives a primer on the medium of encaustic (hot wax), demonstrates its technique, and will guide you in creating your very own work!  Her artwork can be found in the local section of Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics on view in the museum from September 24 through November 13.
Ticket purchases must be made in advance to ensure availability of materials.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

An Exploration of Contemporary Encaustic Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center


You are cordially invited to
An Exploration of Contemporary Encaustic: Josie Rodriguez, Visual Artist
October 8, 2016-January 8, 2017

Hayward  Shoreline Interpretive Center
4901 Breakwater Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
510-670-7270(p) | 510-670-7277 (f)

 Shoreline Interpretive Center  is a major ecology center that appeals to Josie's collaboration with nature specifically helping us in our understanding of the importance bees play in our world. Her work has been described as organic and yet elegant as she often incorporates natural materials in her art respecting the work of the honeybee—a place where art and science meet. Research and experimentation are elemental to her work which has been exhibited at California Center for the Arts Escondido, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Diego International Airport and many other venues throughout the country.  Both two and three dimensional work as well as prints and cards will be featured. 
Join us for Artist Reception: Saturday October 8, 2016    2-4pm

Don't miss this beautifully curated show. September 25-November 18, 2016
Heated Exchange...traveling encaustic exhibition including three local artists.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Josie is an insightful, patient and talented artist, mentor, teacher and coach.  There is no one else in San Diego I could recommend more for encaustic instruction and workshops!  I thorough enjoyed my private classes with Josie the way she so warmly and generously shares her studio, space and materials.  I am looking forward to my next opportunity to plug in to a workshop or just spend a relaxing afternoon in her backyard studio.  Josie is simply a delight.

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    The other day when I mentioned to an artist friend of mine that I was heading over to Josie Rodriguez's studio, my friend's eyes grew wide, "THE Josie Rodriguez? The famous encaustic artist?" That response shouldn't have been unexpected. After all, Josie's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the country. Yet with all her accomplishments, she's remained down-to-earth -- warm and real and fun. And as a teacher, her creative talents are rivaled only by her ability to help her students to believe in their own.
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    I absolutely loved going Josie's studio for Encaustic training.  I had been wanting to learn this art form for over 10 years and I was so excited to be able to learn from a professional like Josie!  She is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful artist. I have been able to implement many of the techniques she taught me into my own work with great success.  Her studio space is bright and inspiring.  I would highly recommend Josie's classes!  I have actaully been wanting to go back for more training myself!
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    Josie is a wonderful teacher and artist.  I truly enjoyed her class!  Her classroom instructions were easy to duplicate at home and I am continually learning new techniques.  I highly recommend her class to anyone wanting to tap into their creative self.  Oh, and you don't need to be an actual artist (I can't even draw stick figures).