• 06 Feb 2021 2:00 PM | Melissa Stephens

    Join me on my YouTube Channel, The Encaustic Edge for A Full Heart live stream.

    How do I love painting with the encaustic medium? Let me count the ways, and show you how to fill carved areas of your encaustic paintings, for a super defined look. This video will give you a sneak peak at my class, Fill'er Up! I hope you will join me at 2 pm PST.

    A Full Heart Link

  • 24 Jan 2021 10:00 AM | Melissa Stephens

    Meet with me on YouTube to watch the premiere of "Set The Table," on the Fab15, where I experiment with silverware as carving tools for the first time. We can talk in real time and get creative together! My channel is all about making the arts accessible and sharing ideas. Hope to "see" you there at 10 am PST!

    Set The Table Link

  • 23 Jan 2021 10:00 AM | Melissa Stephens

    3-Hours. $100 - In this course you will learn how to apply color and create special effects using blocks of color on an R&F hot plate. Students will experiment with different papers, and explore texture tools to create amazing encaustic monoprints.

    CastleHill Studios is located in Walnut Creek, CA. Maximum class: 2, ages 18+

    Face masks must be worn at all times.

    Register Here

  • 19 Jan 2021 4:16 PM | Melissa Stephens

    4-Hours. $175 - In this class, students learn techniques with inks as a base and within the confines of their layers. There will be plenty of time to explore the many ways that ink can be manipulated through dilution, painting tools, scraping and fusing methods.

    Prerequisite class: Beginning Encaustic Painting, or other encaustic experience

    CastleHill Studios is located in Walnut Creek, CA. Maximum Class: 2, ages 18+
    Face masks must be worn at all times.

    Register Here

  • 26 Jun 2020 11:55 AM | Jodi Reeb

    Surfaces: Structure + Connection Workshop
    Co-taught by: Jodi Reeb and Dietlind Vander Schaaf
    Date: June 26 and 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $350

    Where: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
    1500 Jackson Street NE #395
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Register by contacting Jodi at jodi@jodireeb.com

    This workshop will be co-taught with the amazing R&F Core Instructor Dietlind Vander Schaaf all the way from Maine and will coincide with the opening of our two-person show at Kolman & Pryor. It will explore our interest in both two and three-dimensional forms with an emphasis on surface pattern, layering, color, composition, narrative, and drawing. Learn how to work with a variety of non-traditional materials while creating work that involves layering and incising and develops scale, geometry, and texture.


  • 13 Jun 2020 10:00 AM | Linda Robertson
    Wax Week: Creating Expressive Landscapes
    June 13-17, 2020. Sat-Wed, 10-4 pm

    $950 for 5 days with most materials included
    Portland, Oregon
    All levels welcome

    When thinking of a special place, it's not just the visual landscape I remember, but also the colors, textures, scents, and stories attached to that memory. In this intensive 5-day workshop we'll paint landscapes that are special to us while exploring how to better capture the sense of the place, rather than just what it may look like.

    This workshop will focus on encaustic and mixed media painting but we'll also incorporate travel sketching, stream of consciousness writing, and some exciting collaborative exercises with your fellow artists to create expressive landscapes that represent much more than an idealized postcard version of a place.

    We'll use a variety of media to create your vision and focus on whatever makes sense for your individual paintings. We may choose to use pastels, ink, graphite, fine art crayons, or pigment sticks, so each session will be a little different. Working in a very small group makes this possible. I hope you'll join us!

    All of my Wax Week workshops are easily accessible for someone with little or no experience working with encaustic, but I will also offer rich, personalized instruction for those who have more experience.

    I keep my class sizes small, a maximum of 6 students, so everyone can learn at their own pace. This allows me to help introduce beginners to this new medium and still challenge more experienced artists with advanced tips and techniques.

    Most supplies will be provided including encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, paper, boards, and basic encaustic tools. 

    View project photos and register here:

  • 05 Jun 2020 9:30 AM | Amanda Jolley

    Co-Instructors: Amanda Jolley & Becky Stevens
    Date: June 5-7, 2020
    Time: 9:30-4:30pm
    Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th St, Kansas City MO 
    Cost: $420
    Supply Fee: TBD
    Maximum: 16 students

    Asemic writing is wordless open semantic form of writing without the smallest unit of meaning. We prefer to view asemic writing as an expression of a personal inner language, one perhaps even the maker cannot translate cognitively. In this workshop, we will experiment with various approaches to asemic writing both large and small, and address ways to incorporate the writing into our work.

    We will focus on the discovery and development of our inner language or “alphabet” through body movement and free guesture, explore poetic and other forms of asemic writing. Ultimately we will take our alphabet, break it apart, and explore different approaches of expressing the writing in encaustic form via monotypes and painting abstractions using various tools paired with techniques developed by Amanda and Becky.

    For more information or to register: https://amandajolley.com/workshops/amanda-jolley-becky-stevens-asemic-writing/

  • 01 Jun 2020 11:52 AM | Jodi Reeb

    Photo Collage with Encaustic
    Post-Conference one-day workshop - 14th International Encaustic Conf.
    Date: June 1st at 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $275
    Taught by Jodi Reeb

    Where: CastleHill for the Arts in Truro, Massachusets

    Register here:https://www.castlehill.org/pre-post-2020/2020/6/1/photo-collage-with-encaustic

    Join me for an exciting one-day workshop combining your photographs as collage with Encaustic painting. Collage is one of my favorite layers that I can add to my paintings! This process involves printing photographs on light-weight tissue paper and embedding the image with encaustic medium and paints. Image transfers will also be explored. Beautiful, translucent layers are created by adding oil pigment sticks above or below for color and depth. Editing your photographs to print large with software and apps will also be covered.  You will be contacted ahead of the workshop to submit your photographs to be printed.  All levels welcome.


  • 15 Apr 2020 9:00 AM | Jodi Reeb

    R&F Encaustic 3-Day Comprehensive

    When: April 15-17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Taught by Jodi Reeb

    Where: R&F Handmade Paints Workshop in Kingston, NY


    In this three-day workshop, you will learn comprehensive Encaustic techniques at R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY.  The full line of paints and oil pigment sticks will be available to you working in the studio at the factory where the paint is made. This workshop is for both beginners and advanced artists. A brief history and description of Encaustic painting will be discussed as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports including application of grounds, fusing technique and paint application. An overview of a variety of techniques will be demonstrated such as image transfers, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. There will also be lots of studio time and one-on-one instruction.  This workshop will help you strengthen your skills while being supported and challenged to push your work!


  • 28 Mar 2020 9:30 AM | Amanda Jolley

    Instructor: Amanda Jolley
    Date: Sat, March 28, 2020
    Time: 9:30-4:30
    Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
    Cost: $100
    Maximum: 10 students

    For more information or to register: https://amandajolley.com/workshops/intro-to-encaustic/

    In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

    • History
    • Safe practices
    • Making medium
    • Mixing paint
    • Fusing
    • Creating a smooth surface
    • Creating layers
    • Creating texture
    • Scraping
    • Incising
    • Mark making
    • Exploring additional applications 


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