What Else is Cera-Mix?
What Our Students Wrote
Map and Directions
Every learning process is, to a high degree, a self-education.
It requires effort from both the teacher and the student. At Cera-Mix
Fine Art Studio, you will find a well-equipped workshop, guiding
instruction, helpful references, and the company of committed fellow
students. If you love learning, and only if you do, the class will
present an opportunity to reach personal goals and help you make
new discoveries in art. Have you heard about composition as it relates
to art? Do not try to sign up for this subject in any traditional
art school, as it simply does not exist. Would you like to learn
how to take any theme, step by step, from a vague idea to a finished
meaningful piece? You will learn to hunt for your idea, and capture
your own mind's imagery on paper. Furthermore, you will learn to
perceive art libraries and museums as fertile grounds for additional
ideas that you can work on to become your "own." You will couple
this exploration with technique for a successful finished project.
You will never again mechanically copy anyone else because you do
not have your own original idea or because your idea is not good
enough. You will be free, confident, and learned in the subject
of creative composition. At the studio you may choose to study oil,
watercolor, acrylic or gouache painting; pen and ink, charcoal or
pencil drawing. There is also an opportunity to explore clay sculpture
and ceramics. It is up to you!
Studio space consists of two large rooms. These are equipped with
work tables, a slab - roller, a spray booth, a pottery wheel and ceramic
kiln. We have a state-of-the-art ventilation system for the prevention
of hazards associated with the firing and glazing processes.
Classes are small, with up to eight students. The teacher is able
to give personal attention to each student, since classes are not
centered around any group assignment or demonstration. Students are
free to work at their own pace, and feedback is given when necessary.
What Else is Cera-Mix?
Besides attending weekly classes, students of Cera-Mix can choose
to participate in the following additional offerings.
Students of all levels are encouraged to participate and develop
their skills in an informal setting. No instructor. Critiques
available during students weekly class sessions.
Plein Air Painting
Painting outdoors in the fall, spring, and summer. Available
for currently enrolled students for a nominal fee, weather permitting.
Vistavka: an exhibit
The opportunity for students to show their work during our annual
open studio and sale.
What Our Students Wrote...
I have been at Cera-Mix for three years. I have learned important
concepts that have enabled me to become a better artist. At times
when I wanted to make an artistic choice that I thought was sufficient,
Simona Alexandrov encouraged me to move on to ideas that were new
for me and taught me so much! She is very thoughtful and careful
teacher who, I have always noticed, takes specific interest in her
students. Her teaching expertise is evident in my work.
- Jeremy Deborah Chase
I had just discarded the Cera-Mix class brochure when I received
a phone call from Simona Alexandrov telling me that yes, she could
teach me watercolor painting. Would I like to visit the studio?
I did not know exactly what I wanted, but the serendipitous phone
call gave me a good feeling. That first visit was pretty unconventional.
Simona said I could "do whatever you want.. it will be a crazy time."
Nearly a year later I look forward to my weekly class and continue
to have fun and find inspiration.
- Jennifer Vacca
After many years as a professional artist it is thrilling to
work with another professional artist (S. Alexandrov) and to be
challenged and inspired.
- Elee Koplow
from exit 26 on Rte. 128
Address: 621 Main St., Waltham, MA
Take exit 26 (Waltham/ Weston) in the direction of Waltham,
and stay on route 20 east. Bear right at Walgreen's-this puts
you on Main St. in Waltham. Continue past the Post Office
on your right and the library on your left. On your right you
will see Waltham City Hall: a large gray building with a clock
tower and American flag in front of it. Cera Mix is located
right across the street on the second floor of the antique
red brick, three-story building (621 Main Street). You
may turn left at Church Street, and enter the Church Street
Municipal Parking lot on the corner of Main and Church. There
are plenty of free parking spaces nearby if this lot is full.
any other direction...