WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS + CLASSES

Encaustic 101: Painting With Wax

11/10–11/11/18  | Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

5/4–5/5/19  | Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Encaustic, meaning “to burn in” in Greek, is an art form dating back to the 5th Century BC. Used as a contemporary medium it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax based paint and a heated palette. This hands-on studio course will introduce participants to safety, supports, encaustic history and contemporary use while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques which include making application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, incorporating found objects, and working with R&F Pigment Sticks. 

Layers, Translucency + See Throughs

4/11–4/13/19  | Zijdelings, Tilburg, The Netherlands 

A hands-on studio course, this workshop is designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic, offering participants a deeper understanding of how to create paintings that suggest depth and dimension.  An emphasis will be placed on composition and expressing meaning through an exploration of accumulating marks, drawings, and image transfers at varying levels.  Students will have plenty of time to explore and develop their own personal ideas and visual vocabulary on larger or multiple panels.

Encaustic Workshop: Next Level

10/6–10/8/18  |  Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA  Waitlist Only

The “Next Level” workshop is designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with wax and resin.  A hands on studio course, this workshop will offer participants a deeper understanding of contemporary use, while providing them plenty of time to develop and explore their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on larger or multiple panels.  An emphasis will be placed on navigating the challenges of working larger and expressing meaning through an exploration of mark making and techniques to create translucency and depth.  It is a prerequisite that participants have completed an introductory level class prior to enrolling. 

Metal | Metallic 

3/30–3/31/19  | Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

6/15–6/16/19   |  Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

This workshop focuses on combining metal, metallic pigment stick, metallic paint, and silver and gold leaf with encaustic medium to create work that shimmers and has depth. If you love old nails or collect small pieces of found metal and rust, learn how to incorporate these objects into encaustic. The application of metallic pigment sick and silver and gold leaf will be demonstrated as ways to finish work, add shine, and enhance metal surfaces.

Exploring Mixed Media: R&F Pigment Sticks + Cold Wax 

11/3–11/4/18  | Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

This workshop focuses on painting and mixed media techniques using R&F Pigment Sticks. The sticks offer artists a direct painting media that has a gradual drying time, allowing for corrections, changes, and additions to pieces in progress. Students will learn about the qualities of Pigment Sticks that separate them from other oil media and a variety of studio processes that they can be applied to. Topics include: studio safety, proper grounds, brushes and tools, mark making and blending, working over non-traditional surfaces, monoprints, and using oil and cold wax in combination. Pigment Sticks are a unique painting material that can be translated onto a variety of surfaces and expand your drawing, printing, and painting practices.