Cindy Lewis Clark
UDAM Teaching Artist; Visual Artist
Cindy Lewis Clark, an encaustic artist, loves teaching, creating, learning, hik-
ing, and traveling. She has been recognized as outstanding art educator for Utah, received the Arthur Watkins award as educator of the year, received a national endowment for the arts scholarship, and many other awards. A vet- eran teacher, she taught advanced placement art at Orem High for 23 years, plus she taught junior high art as well. She is an adjunct professor at UVU and BYU and a student teaching supervisor. In addition, she works with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson arts program at BYU.
She has exhibited her works of art in many juried shows including Utah Wa- tercolor Society, BYU Museum, Woodbury Museum, Covey Center, Springville Museum, UAWU Art Show, Artist’s magazine, and her work is published in Incite 3, a Northlight Book. She has taught encaustics at Encausticamp (with Patricia Balwin Seggebrush), for UAEA in St.George, and at the U, as well as for several school districts in the state. She has a Masters Degree in educa- tional leadership, and a BA degree in Art/English.
Encaustic paints combine beeswax, resin, and heat to create compelling works of art that are enduring and textural. I have taught encaustics in sever- al settings, and have developed many techniques as I have experimented with the medium. I can help you explore encaustic painting by introducing you to the basics or help you explore potentials.
Some techniques include fusing, incising, pan pastels, oil pastels, textures, wet pastels, plaster, tar, joint compound, stenciling, inks, color mixing, and shellac burns, just to name a few. I can help you identify a focus, similar to a concentration project for AP students, where you can set limits or constraints to expand your creativity if that is what you would like to accomplish. I will work with you individually to set goals. But let me warn you! Encaustic painting is addicting. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop. It is so much