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Release Date: September 10, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Visual artist Bobby C. Martin, Muscogee (Creek), will teach the Creating with Wax: The Art of Encaustic class 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Arts and Humanities Building, 201 N. Broadway Ave., Ada, Oklahoma.

Students will learn the technique of encaustic art. Encaustic art is the mixing of pigments into hot wax to create unique art pieces.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University in fine art and Native American studies and a master’s degree in printmaking from the University of Arkansas.

While in Arkansas, Martin was awarded a Professional Development Fellowship from the College Art Association that led to his employment at the Gilcrease Museum. He now teaches printmaking and studio art foundations courses at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Southern Plains Indian Museum, the Philbrook Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma.

The class is open to the public with a $100 fee for materials due at registration.

To learn more about Martin, visit For more information about the class, or to enroll, contact Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities at (580) 272-5520.