The Watertown Art Association stimulates and promotes the appreciation and practice of fine art in Watertown


Watertown Art Association Elemental Forces Series: Fire

Featuring Hot Wax with Tracy Spadafora

Saturday, January 7, 2 – 4 pm

The Innovation Space at the Arsenal Project Mall, Old Navy Entrance

485 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

The first of Watertown Art Association’s “Elemental Forces” series will feature encaustic master artist, Tracy Spadafora. Encaustic paint is made from wax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish. It offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities. This demo will introduce the basics of the encaustic technique, including materials, safety, application, fusing, as well as popular techniques such as collage and transfer. Tracy has a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the State University of New York, New Palz. Check out her website at  Watertown Art Association’s demonstrator series are free and open to the public. The program, Elemental Forces: Earth Air, Fire, Water, is funded in part by the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Recent Events

On December 10 members celebrated the WAA Annual Holiday Party at Sichuan’s Garden!


Saturday, December 3 from 2-4 PM our creative Dream Team of Catherine Campbell, Rita Smolinsky, Linda Falone and Dawn Evans Scaltreto delighted participants with their Holiday Make and Take Workshop.  Participants created their own versions of a variety of crafts including a dazzling decoupage plate, artsy pendants and bookmarks, the always popular tiny paper boxes and butterfly or dragonfly pins to put inside them!


On Saturday, November 5 oil painter Kristina Carroll presented a free, public demonstration of color mixing using Gambolin Oil Paints, from 2-4 PM at the Innovation Space in the Arsenal Project Mall.


Ruth Henry and guest Columbian artists came to the Arsenal Project to create art with WAA members as part of the MassPartners of the Americas week-long Open Studio.


News from Members

Our exhibit of oil paintings by Teddi Wise has been extended through January.  If you haven’t visited yet, you still have time to see this lovely show.  The Brigham House Gallery, open seven days a week at 341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown.

Dawn Evans Scaltreto exhibits her luscious watercolors, “Weston on the Wall,” at the Weston Council on Aging, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston.  Open Monday through Friday, 9-4, through January.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.