Workshops and Events

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  • 03 Sep 2019 4:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

    12 glorious days in Florence and surround, EncaustiCampInt'l returns once more to the beauty of Italy for this immersion in all Italy has to offer.

  • 15 Apr 2019 2:39 PM | Shary Bartlett (Administrator)

    July 8-12, 2019

    Severed Beauty IV

    Red Deer College Series Summer Arts School, Red Deer Alberta, Canada

    This five-day workshop is an exploration of the amazing translucent, layered, smooth and textural effects that can be achieved when painting with sweet-smelling molten encaustic beeswax.  Discover ways to colour, fuse, alter, and gild your collages, photo transfers and encaustic monoprints.  Create 2-dimensional mixed media paintings, a 3-dimensional shadow box, and an encaustic book using Shary’s huge array of ephemera, unique papers, fabrics and enticing trinkets. Materials and techniques include coloured beeswaxes, alcohol inks, water-soluble paints, oil pigments, pastel, hot tools, metallics and more.  Learn studio setup practices and a myriad of encaustic techniques in a fun and mutually supportive atmosphere. All materials provided in your supplies fee, however, students are welcome to bring any personal materials. Suitable for new or experienced artists.  Classes are 9-4pm with optional evening projects available outside the classroom.

    $645 CDN (+ $150CDN includes all supplies)

     To register:

    Watch my videos on YouTube


    Daedelus' Gift

  • 10 Apr 2019 6:29 PM | Shary Bartlett (Administrator)


    Encaustic Photography – 5 Day workshop

    July 15-19, 2019

    Red Deer College Series Summer Arts SchoolRed Deer Alberta, Canada

    Is it a photograph or a painting? Indulge yourself in five glorious days discovering the evocative beauty of Inkjet, LaserJet and professionally printed photographs secreted beneath translucent encaustic wax. Hand-alter, transfer and enhance photos printed on paper and textiles and apply a variety of painterly surface treatments: textures, coloured waxes, oil, water-based and cold wax pigments, pastels, inks, metallics and hot tools. Learn studio setup practices and a myriad of encaustic techniques in a fun and mutually supportive atmosphere. Suitable for new or experienced artists and photographers. All materials provided in your supplies fee, however, students are welcome to bring photographs and personal materials. Classes are 9-4pm with optional evening projects available outside the classroom.

    $645 CDN (+ $150CDN includes all supplies)

     To register:

    Watch my videos on YouTube

    The Change Room

    Tangled Forest

  • 24 Mar 2019 4:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

    All-encaustic Artist Residencies at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, KY now being accepted for spring! Check it all out at under the residency tab. March 24-April 5, 2019.

  • 13 Jan 2019 4:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

    An annual immersion in not only the practice of encaustic, but the business and creative life altogether. Co-taught with Kathryn Bevier and Brenda Tassava at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, KY. Inclusive of accommodations, most meals, and many supplies.

  • 02 Dec 2018 4:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

    Semi-residencies, grouped around a common theme. An intimate group of 10 spending time sharing around the themed quart and working alongside in these semi-residency experiences. Inclusive of accommodations and some meals.

  • 28 Aug 2018 12:39 PM | Rhonda Raulston (Administrator)

    Los Angeles area

    SAVE THE DATES - 2018: 
    Upcoming Encaustic workshops 


    September 14, 15 OR 16 in an artist's loft north of DTLA 

    October 19, 20 OR 21 at The Art Tree in Santa Clarita

    One-day hands-on workshop. 9a-4p. No painting or drawing experience required and all materials and equipment are provided. 

    **OPEN STUDIO** is for artists who have some experience with encaustic and want to work on their own projects. 


    RaulstonART - upcoming workshops

  • 13 Jun 2018 9:59 AM | Shelley Jean

    Italian Encaustic Retreat 2018 - Encaustic Art For The Soul

    Are you ready to embark on a journey to fulfill your creative destiny? Is it time to 

    connect with the authentic artist that resides within you and honor your gift?  

    Then this retreat is for you.  Come join us on this Italian Encaustic Retreat 

    and find your inspiration...

    When: October 28-November 4, 2018

    Where: At a beautiful Villa in the Tuscan region of Italy in a charming town 


    Buonconvento; which literally means “Happy Place”.  

    What will the week look like?

    -Art journaling/sketching before our daily events.

    -Art instruction, photo shoots and exciting field trips to medieval towns and visits 

     with local artisans.

    -We will alternate between day tours to San Gimignano, Florence, San  


     and Buonconvento. We will eat some of the best gelato in the region, experience 

     the art mecca of the world as we tour the Accademia Gallery and visit The David. 

    -We will explore a world class winery and honey tasting, shop at local markets 

    and the world famous Zecchi art store!

    What is included?

    Stunning Villa with gorgeous views

    Private room and bath

    Delicious local food/ Italian cuisine

    8 Italian style breakfasts

    6 lunches

    6 dinners (with wine of course)

    Escorted group travel for field trips

    Private Museum and walking tours

    Workshop instruction

    Dedicated and Open Studio Time

    Most art supplies

    Mentoring sessions

    Local Hikes and photo shoots

    Pre-trip notes and guidelines



    4200 Single Occupancy With Private Bath

    3800 For Double Occupancy

    (Space is Very Limited)

    750 non-refundable deposit

    Payment plan available

    *Not included: airfare, train ride to Buonconvento, travelers insurance, extra 

    food/purchases on tours, and missed transport costs or fees

    Deposit and Cancellation policy

    $750 deposit is non-refundable.  Balances are due by August 15, 2018

    Retreat dates October 28-November 4, 2018

    If you cancel more than 60 days in advance, ½ payment will be refunded minus deposit

    If you cancel more than 30 days in advance, ¼ payment will be refunded minus deposit

    If you cancel less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund available.

    Link to register:

  • 28 May 2018 4:12 PM | Paula Roland


    Learn from the expert: Encaustic Monotype, Mixed Media and Monotypes, and Mark-making Carbon Lab in Santa Fe and beyond. More info/register: View her art at

    Each artist has use of the original Roland HOTbox. Paula Roland is recipient of the Vendeene Award from IEA and many other awards.

Advanced Encaustic Topics, Workshops/Retreat
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: Paula’s Santa Fe, NM Studio
    When: July 16-20, 2018
    This 5 day session is for those who have command of encaustic technique and want to take their work and career farther. This workshop provides advanced techniques, professional development, uninterrupted time to work, and interaction with like-minded inspired colleagues. Work larger (printing and/or painting), create a related body of works or a special project, with crits and pre/post consultations with Paula. Info:

    Workshop: Intermediate Encaustic Monotypes
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: Paula’s Santa Fe, NM Studio
    When: August 7-10, 2018
    Develop a cohesive body of works and take your prints to the next level with enlightening exercises, new techniques and approaches and a focus on goals and content. We will review and refine skills and connect style and content of monotypes with your larger studio practice. Info:

    : Silk Screen and Encaustic Monotype: Discovery Through Nature, Structure, and Spontaneity
    Instructor: Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst
    Where: Jeff Hirst Studio, Chicago, Il
    When: September 5-8, 2018.   Full! Get on wait list!
    This class is a first, combining two exciting printmaking processes and big city energy. All Levels. Info and waitlist: Call Jeff directly at: 612-414-3030

    : Light, Depth, and Mystery: Encaustic Monotype
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: IEA Retreat/Artisans Expo, Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, NM
    September 29, 2018

    We will use layers to create depth, mystery and light as we draw and paint with encaustic on the Roland HOTboxª (which melts the wax) and then transfer the image to paper without using a press. This is an opportunity to learn from a master. For beginners or those with some experience. See listing.

    Workshop: Mixed Media and Encaustic Printmaking. NEWLY ADDED!
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: Paula’s Santa Fe, NM Studio
    October 23-26, 2018

    All levels will benefit from working with mixed media with encaustic monotype/monoprints. We will trouble-shoot and resolve compositions using new materials and techniques off of and on the Roland HOTbox. After a review of encaustic printmaking and composition we will work freely with an array of materials and many new techniques including paper dipping, printing plate pours, use of repeatable matrices, and cold composition. Materials used may include disperse pigments and wax, watercolor, inks, stencils, Pan Pastel, drawing materials, pigmented cold wax (sans oil), and more! Also includes mounting, framing and free-hanging paper ideas. Info:
    : Mark-Making/Carbon Lab Mash Up
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: Paula’s Santa Fe, NM Studio
    Nov 13-16, 2018   Full! Get on wait list!
    Develop your visual language and "capture" some carbon! We will work with encaustic painting, printing, and mark-making. Fun and informative activities are designed to help you create outside of your habitual ways of working. This exploratory workshop uses carbon-based art materials (graphite and India ink) in works made on and off of the Roland HOTbox™. Get on waitlist. Info:

    Workshop: Special Projects Mentoring
    Instructor: Paula Roland
    Where: Paula’s Santa Fe, NM Studio
    Ongoing by special arrangement, preferably in winter months.
    A chance to focus on your particular interests, goals, and growth as an artist. Create works in encaustic monotype printing, encaustic painting, or mixed media and extend the skills you learned in a Roland workshop. Info:

  • 21 May 2018 10:00 AM | Nancy Crawford
    Monday, May 21, 2018 to
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Expressing Your Tuscan Story:
    A 10-Day Exploration in Encaustic and Photography
    with Nancy Crawford and Oliviero Olivieri
    (10 day program)
    Tuscany, Italy

    Creative Excursions

    What to Expect in your Workshops with Creative Excursions

    A great opportunity for a deep dive into encaustic and photography. This workshop in Tuscany is ideal for those people who already have experience working with the encaustic medium and who are looking to take their image making to the next level – learning to create a series of works exploring one central idea or concept.  In addition to working with encaustic paint and assorted materials used in combination with that medium we will be spending time working through a wide range of sketchbook activities that will deepen and expand your understanding of how to develop imagery, decision making around the elements of design, working with a host of image development strategies, brainstorming ideas for conceptual development and more.

    The photography that we will be doing while on the monastery grounds and out on location will be another opportunity to explore and put into practice many of the principles that we will be exploring in our lessons. Regardless of whether you are shooting with an iphone or a medium format camera, or you are painting with wax or watercolor – finding your story and composing personal and meaning imagery will be the focus of our work together.

    Accommodation and Meals

    As part of this excursion you will be removed from the frenetic pace of today’s world to experience a more tranquil environment.  Sleeping in a simple, rustic former monk’s cell, dining in an ancient hall, and wandering the many paths and roads of the valley will help to create a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings. The former monastery features new modern bathroom facilities that are private but shared by two to three rooms.

    Your evening meals will be prepared by local cooks using delicious, regional recipes featuring olive oil from trees on the property, vino nobile from neighbouring Montepulciano, pecorino cheeses from the local sheep, and fresh, regional vegetables and fruit. Our goal is to create an environment that fosters inner contentment, reflection and focus.

    All breakfast and evening meals will be traditional Tuscan menus prepared at the monastery while lunches will be a combination of picnics on location, and meals at local trattoria and the monastery. Vegetarian fare is also available if requested at the time that you register.


    Creative Excursions

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