Workshops and Events

  • 25 Mar 2017 10:00 AM | Ellen Koment

    At the heart of working with encaustic wax, for me, is COLOR, the wonderful range of glazing possibilities. Using transparent layers of various colors to create new colors, understanding how to achieve beautiful affects with a full palette of color, whether it is soft or vibrant. Color is our most magic tool for conveying an meotional state. For me, it is at the essence of what I do as an artist. I think in color first. Whether you do or not, it is an important part of your process to learn and understand.

    We will talk about mixing our colors, whether from commercial paints , dry pigments, or oil paints. Getting them to the place where they will do all that they can do. Where we can glaze, whether by brush or pouring, to create a harmonious and beautifl color experience.

    We will consider what glazing can do for us, and how to achieve beautiful glaze affects.

    And how to most effectively apply the paints to achieve our goals, whether by small pours or brushing.

    Create a multi layered paintings in a variety of ways.. Using transparent layers, or poured layers, with a variety marks to help separate them, to help give them depth and beauty. Understanding that color is all about relationships. How colors affect each other, and what happens when they overlap each other.

    more at www.nmencausticworkshops.com


  • 17 Mar 2017 10:21 AM | Erna de Vries

    Join Canadian Artist, Educator and Enkaustikos Instructor ERNA dE VRIES as we Venture into the Realm of Wax, Concrete and Metal. 

    Hosted by Kathryn Bevier, the workshop will be held at the Anderson Alley Studios in the Neighbourhood of the Arts in Rochester NY on March 17 (2-6), March 18 (10-4) and March 19 (10-2). 

    Participants will be introduced to the application of concrete compound, incorporating metals, applying personalized image transfers and storage box solutions.  This workshop provides opportunity for participants who already have a working knowledge of encaustic to explore new techniques and expand their repertoire.

    Cost of workshop is $375 which includes all materials

    To register contact Kathryn: kbevier@mac.com and for further workshop information contact ERNA dE VRIES:  edevriesart@gmail.com

    To see examples of ERNA'S Art and Credentials please visit her website www.ernadevriesart.com

  • 14 Mar 2017 10:51 AM | Kat Masella

     Kat Masella generously and enthusiastically shares many techniques and methods of working with encaustic in a safe and healthy manner - making this hot wax medium easily accessible to all.  These inspiring sessions will unleash your unlimited creative potential with this most versatile and limitless medium  Come play and be seduced by this addicting artist medium.   These encaustic classes fill quickly and limited to 14 students.  ALL MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT PROVIDED. Workshop tuition only $299.   Registration


     Kat Masella, is an award winning encaustic mixed media artist.  Masella has studied art extensively at Boston SMFA with concentration encaustic both self-taught and via master workshops as well as encaustic intensive teacher training R&F.

    Kat has worked in all artistic mediums for nearly two decades but, it is encaustic's sensual possibilities that fuels her passionate flame. Masella has been full time artist since 2011 exhibiting regularly in juried shows of New England and teaching at Northeast Art's Studio Center.  

     

  • 14 Mar 2017 10:00 AM | Nancy Crawford
    Tuesday March 14, 
    Wednesday March 15 and 
    Thursday March 16
    10:00am—4:00pm
    Advanced Encaustic Techniques (3 day program – small class size)
    Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    The Langley Fine Arts School
    9096 Trattle St, Fort Langley
    Intro to Encaustics

    This intermediate / advanced program is perfect for those who are familiar with encaustic painting and fusing techniques and are interested in learning some new approaches to painting with the medium along with considering ways to build a personal series in encaustics. A focus of this program will be on developing personalized conceptual and compositional strategies to bring your work to the next level.

    Some of the topics and materials that will be explored include:

    • layering and building up your wax surface using pan pastels and oil paint
    • incorporating tar and tar paper
    • plaster and dry wall mud
    • shellac burn
    • drawing media and wax
    • strategies for building an idea
    • choice and your concept
    • approaches for creating visual unity

    Your program tuition includes all pigmented wax and encaustic media along with multiple panels for experimentation and image creation. Your tuition also includes the use of hot plates, grills, heat guns and blowtorches, along with other studio equipment and supplies. Upon registration for this class Nancy will send you an additional supply list of some materials that you will want to bring with you to the program along with a questionnaire to complete prior to start of the program. For visitors from out of town we will be happy to send you an accommodations list of B&B's and hotels close to the studio.

    Join Nancy for 3 exciting and fun-filled days of learning and working with wax.
    3-Day Program Investment
    $525.00 + GST =$551.25 prices are in CDN dollars; an excellent opportunity for participants coming from the US - includes most supplies. 

    REGISTRATION


  • 11 Mar 2017 10:00 AM | Nancy Crawford
    Saturday March 11, 
    Sunday March 12 and 
    Monday March 13, 2017
    10:00am—4:00pm
    Introduction to Encaustics (3 day program – small class size)
    Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    The Langley Fine Arts School
    9096 Trattle St, Fort Langley
    Intro to Encaustics

    This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to the exciting and dynamic medium of encaustic painting or those needing a refresher program. Some of the topics that will be explored include:

    • Brief history of the medium
    • Encaustic essentials including: supports and grounds, tools and materials
    • Safety precautions
    • Layering and building up your wax surface
    • The fine art of fusing
    • Wood Glue Techniques under wax
    • Assorted Collage Processes
    • Working with graphite in all of its forms – regular, water soluble, and powdered
    • Scraping Processes – including intaglio, intarsia and sgrafitto techniques in wax
    • Applying Metal Leaf, along with a few other surprising techniques
    • Setting Up Your Studio
    • Where to From Here?

    Your program tuition includes encaustic medium along with multiple panels for experimentation and image creation. Your tuition also includes the use of hot plates, grills, heat guns and blowtorches, along with other studio equipment and supplies. Upon registration for this class Nancy will send you an additional supply list of some materials that you will want to bring with you to the program as well as an accommodations list for visitors from out of town.

    Join Nancy for 3 exciting and fun-filled days of learning and working with wax.
    3-Day Program Investment
    $525.00 + GST =$551.25 prices are in CDN dollars; an excellent opportunity for participants coming from the US - includes most supplies. 

    REGISTRATION


  • 10 Mar 2017 5:39 AM | Michelle Belto

    Ursuline Campus

    Southwest School of Art (San Antonio, Texas) is the premier art school in the Southwest. Sitting at the bank of the San Antonio River and founded from the original Ursuline Convent, SSA is located in the heart of downtown, walking distance from the historic Alamo and the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Come for the class.  Stay for a vacation!

    Class Description:  This three day workshop is designed to prepare the student with everything needed to begin an independent exploration of this fascinating medium.  Students will receive a thorough grounding in the basics of encaustic through demonstrations, hands on materials and extensive handouts. We will address safe studio practices, tools and equipment, and basic approaches to wax painting. Students will explore a variety of media and techniques for adding a mark-making language to their work. Time will be spent in discussing correct storage of encaustic work along with packaging and shipping.  Students can expect to take home several small completed paintings.

    Co-sponsored by R&F Paint as part of the CORE program, students will work at individual stations, receive paint, medium and pigment sticks for class use and take home. This class is open to all levels.

    Michelle Belto is a full-time studio artist and international instructor.  Her signature work is encaustic and oil on custom handmade paper canvases.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and most recently in Sydney, Australia. Belto has authored a book on the subject, Wax and Paper Workshop (North Light Press, 2012) and two videos demonstrating encaustic painting process.


    Contact Southwest School of Art directly for registration.


  • 03 Feb 2017 10:19 AM | Ellen Koment

    This three day workshop in my quiet light filled encaustic studio, with views of the mountains,  is the perfect opportunity to take three days for yourself, to focus on your work, and take it to the next level. 

    The workshop will cover all aspects of Encaustic Painting You will learn basic techniques or refresh and refine existing skills. This 3 day workshops provides hands-on experience, a full range of topics, with time for skills to develop. We cover safe practices, grounds and substrates, fusing with torch, or heat gun. Additional techniques include: transparency, glazing, building texture, smooth surfaces, layering, mark making, small pours, collage, stencils, image transfers and more! Discussions include developing the work's content and finding your unique voice with the medium. Also covered: Setting up your encaustic studio, tips for working larger, shipping, and care of encaustic works. Students will leave inspired and prepared to continue on their own with confidence. 

    This workshop is open to artists at all levels.  No prior experience with encaustic is needed!

    We will discuss the preparation of the panels, taking your drawings or sketches to the panel, and finishing. In addition, a variety of new techniques will be introduced. We will discuss the creative process, and how to do what you really want to do.  We will talk about creating depth in your paintings with multiple glaze layers, how to make a variety of new and exciting marks between layers as well as using marks as drawing. We will cover image transfer and the incorporation of photographic imagery, and introduce the new water based encaustic paints.

    For more experienced encaustic painters, this will be an opportunity to enhance your work with a variety of new techniques. Individual instruction and criticism will help you move your encaustic painting to a new level.

    You will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

    All materials except panels are included, including a wide variety of paints and tools. Each student will receive information about where to stay and what to do during their time in Santa Fe!

    details at  www.nmencausticworkshops.com

  • 31 Jan 2017 2:00 PM | Paula Roland

    ROLANDWORKSHOPS.COM

    Spring/Summer filling fast! Ask about new one hour mentoring in person or phone. RolandWorkshops.com

    ALSO NEW! Special Projects Mentoring in Winter and Fall:

    February 16-19  Winter Special Projects Mentoring
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    October 11-14   Fall Special Projects Mentoring
    Description/Register 

    Encaustic Painting (Comprehensive)

    April 28-30      Description/Register                                                                                

    Encaustic Monotypes - Introduction (Comprehensive)

    May 17-20       Description/Register  

    Mark Making / Carbon Lab / Monotype Mash-up
    July 12-15        Description/Register 

    Advanced Encaustic Topics, August 21- 25   Description/Register                                                                                

    Encaustic Monotypes - Intermediate (Finding a unique voice)

    October 25-28  Description/Register  

    Out-of-state Workshops

    Chicago, IL | Hirst Printmaking Studio 
    NEW! Two exciting new classes at Hirst Printmaking Studio in Chicago.Register for one or both of these workshops and attend the Chicago Art Fair with us on 9/14! More info coming soon.

    September 12-13 - Marks and Personal Vision     Description/Register  info coming soon...
    September 16-17 - Performance, Collaboration, and Process
    Description/Register   info coming soon...

    Richardson, TX | The Encaustic Center 

    March 24-27  Mark-making and Carbon Lab Mash-up.    FULL!  

    Provincetown, MA | Encaustic Conference
    May 30-31 Mark Making with Ink/Mop and Monotype    FULL!

    Questions? Contact Us
    See Paula's Artworks at www.PaulaRoland.com.



  • 02 Jan 2017 11:37 AM | Kat Masella

    Event Dates: 10/2/2017 - 10/6/2017
    Location: Northeast Art Workshop
    Address:
    19 Kettle Cove Lane - Building C7
    Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

    $699 for 5 full days  (Includes encaustic paints)

    All Levels

     

    This  encaustic workshop expands on the use of the encaustic medium for participants. Pressman will guide students in both basic and advanced techniques for creating works that are rich in layers and transparency.  Image transfers, mark making, pigment sticks, pastels and graphite are just some of the tools of the trade covered.  Along with technique, experimentation is encouraged and combined with attention to art fundamentals including concept and content. The emphasis will be on learning techniques and developing a personal language and vision.  Activities will include exercises, working in a series and individual support. Power points, discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support are all offered. Lisa will use guided exercises to lead students through an intuitive creative process, developing a new body of work that is richly layered in content and concept. The collective growth Lisa fosters in her workshops makes this a perfect environment for students looking to get feedback and problem-solve in a group dynamic. FOR FULL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:  https://northeastartworkshops.com/event/65182/lisa-pressman-workshop 

     

    Lisa Pressman Abbrv. Bio ~ Lisa is represented by Causey Contemporary of New York City.  She has had exhibitions at R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY, Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon and Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride Co this past year.  She recently taught at:  R&F Handmade Paints, Southwest School of Art and Ringling College of Art. Lisa has an MFA from Bard College.

 

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