Instructor: Dietlind Vander Schaaf

September 9 – 15, 2018 Waitlist Only
September 16 – 22, 2018 Waitlist Only

LOCATION: The Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, Maine

6 nights accommodations in one of Maine’s most beautiful, historic hotels
+ Breakfast + lunch included
+ 5 Workshops of your choice with the option to take more
+ 3 Open Studio Sessions
+ Supplies included
+ Bring a spouse or partner and make it a vacation




Sun Mon Tues Weds Thur Fri Sat
7-7:45 Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga
8-9 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9-12 Encaustic Essentials Metal/ Metallic Building Depth + Dimension Wax Resist Mini Monoprinting Workshop
12-1 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-4 Cold Wax 101  Embedding Objects + Pours Instructor’s Choice Body Casting Instructor’s Choice
4-7  6:00 Welcome
+ Social
Diptych Collaboration Open Studio Professional Development for Artists

or Open Studio

Pendulum Performance + Open Studio 5:00 Wrap Up Party


7-10 Open Studio Open Studio Open Studio Open Studio Lobster Dinner

Exact workshop times are subject to change.  In addition to 5 workshops, participants select 3 open studio sessions to complete projects started in workshops. Dinner is on your own and there are many great restaurants within walking distance.


Body Casting – Using plaster, plaster gauze, and skin wax, we will make molds of our faces and hands in preparation for sculptural works.  Taught by guest instructor Kim Bernard.

Building Depth + Dimension – Work in layers to create dimensional paintings that move beyond the flat surface and draw the viewer’s attention into the work.

Cold Wax 101 – Discover the possibilities of working with cold wax and pigment sticks while developing a deeper understanding of transparent and opaque paint.

Embedding Objects + Pours – Using the backs of cradled panels, we will explore pours and create reliquaries to contain meaningful objects.

Encaustic Essentials – Whether you are new to encaustic and need to learn how to apply, heat and fuse, need a refresher or you aspire to teach the medium to others, this workshop will cover the essential information necessary to set up a safe studio and get started.

Diptych Collaboration – Partnering with another artist, we will shake up our artistic practices as we create art that connects to our partner’s work visually or metaphorically.

Mini Monoprinting Workshop – Use your hot plate to pull unique encaustic prints that can be enhanced with pigment stick or metallic leaf and mounted on panels.


Metal/ Metallic – Learn tricks to combining small found objects, nails, and other types of metal with wax. Work with metallic pigments and metal leaf to emphasize sheen and add iridescence to your work.

Professional Development for Artists – Join the conversation as we discuss strategies around finishing work, pricing, approaching a gallery, submitting to shows, social media, and websites.

Wax Resist – Incorporate wax markings, gestural strokes, stamping, folding, batik and resist dyeing to achieve dynamic results that are uniquely your own.

Yoga – Start your day with gentle to moderate yoga and mindful meditation designed to leave you feeling strong and grounded.  Mats provided, all levels welcome.  All 5 yoga sessions count as one workshop.



Boston’s Logan Airport is 1½ hours away and accessible by train. The Portland International Jetport is only ½ hour away.
What is there to do in Kennebunkport?  You can fish; take a lobster tour; whale watch; go on a sailing trip; shop; gallery hop; drive coastal Route 1; play golf or tennis; go swimming in the Colony Hotel’s pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; have a peek at the Bush compound; go antiquing; visit the Franciscan Monastery, Blowing Cave, or Spouting Rock; kayak; canoe; walk the beach and nature trails; visit a lighthouse; or take the trolley.  The Colony Hotel hospitality staff is ready and waiting with even more suggestions.


All inclusive workshop, hotel, and meal packages start at $1,530.00.
A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Email for all inclusive package prices and a registration form.
Feel free to call with any questions: 207.807.4697.