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Marcia Streithorst


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Art has always been an exercise in escapism for me. A way to capture the magic and excitement of life in a more permanent form. After winning a handful of local art competitions I started to take my love for art seriously. It was in college that my love for lines and textures began thanks to a wonderfully entertaining printmaking teacher. Being the first in my family to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, I worked on the corporate side of the art world until my move to North Carolina. Thanks to the move I was given the chance to be an artist full time and since then I have never looked back. It is here in North Carolina that I saw encaustic painting for the first time and I have been smitten with this wonderfully versatile medium ever since.

What do you like most about teaching at the Crafts Center?

I love the students and the supportive community that the Crafts Center fosters.

What classes/workshops do you teach?

Encaustic painting

How long have you been teaching at the Crafts Center?

Since 2018