Paintmaker Matt Kelly shares a day in the life at R&F making encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks:
Mark your calendars!
Saturday, May 1st from 1pm-4pm
This coming weekend R&F has teamed up with Jerry’s Artarama in West Hartford, CT and artist Leslie Giuliani for a demonstration of materials and techniques in Encaustic Painting on Saturday, May 1st from 1-4pm at:
Jerry’s Artarama of CT
1109 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Leslie will demonstrate the uses of both encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks. There will be supplies on-hand for participants to use. This is a great way to explore encaustic painting.
The demonstration is $10. With your registration fee you will receive Free Samples and a $ Saving Event Coupon. Call 860-232-0073 for more information and to reserve your space.
Artwork: Leslie Giuliani, Ritual, 2003. Encaustic on wood.
Leslie Giuliani received her BFA from the University of Delaware and has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the School of Sacred Arts, and the Finishing School. She has an extensive education in the materials of making art. Her work is in the collection of the State of Connecticut and has been featured in two international encaustic biennial exhibitions and the national touring exhibition Oil and Wax. She incorporates printmaking, drawing, collage, and textiles in her own encaustic pieces. She has been an independent teacher for 15 years.
Sunday, May 2nd from 11am-2pm
On Sunday, May 2nd R&F and artist Kristin Swenson-Lintault will be celebrating the Grand Opening of Blick Art Materials in Seattle, WA with a free encaustic demonstration from 11am-2pm. Additional information regarding the Grand Opening events can be found on Dick Blick’s website or by clicking here. This event is a great chance visit Blick’ new art store, meet Kristin, and try your hand at encaustic painting. Kristin will have materials available so that all participants can express themselves with paint.
Blick Art Materials
1600 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Kristin Swenson-Lintault is a multi-media artist (born 1969) in Kentucky, raised in Illinois, and currently lives in Seattle, WA. with husband and son. She earned her MFA in Fiber/Textiles and BA in Fine Art-Drawing at Southern Illinois University. She studied painting at Hospitalfield House, a 13C. Studio Arts Centre in Scotland and studied traditional natural dye and indigo textile printing and dyeing, washi papermaking, and wood fired ceramics in Japan and South Korea. In addition she has traveled to France, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico and Belize to research art, history and architecture.
In 2001, after a visit to R&F Handmade Paints to witness encaustic paint production, she began combining aspects of her earlier approach to drawing, painting, textile dyeing and printing, paper pulp painting, floor cloths, ceramics, outdoor installations, and photography, into her encaustic painting. Her encaustic paintings were juried into the first 2007 Annual Encaustic Conference exhibition as well as last year’s 2009 Conference show at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Her KSL STUDIO blog is her art studio journal of recent work, sketchbook drawings and travel photos that together explore her creative process. Kristin teaches mixed media encaustic painting workshops with a fiber/textile emphasis at her studio in Seattle.
Our 2010 Workshop Schedule is now available. We are excited to add new workshop locations, including the new Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico, Penninsula Art School in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, and Seattle. Our Visting Artist Series was such a hit this past year that we had to do it again - it is so much fun to have these wonderful artists come and spend time with us. The workshops are custom designed by each visiting artist, according to their own unique talents. This years’ line-up of artists includes figure painting with Francisco Benitez, oil stick painting with Charles Forsberg, and encaustic exploration with Cari Hernandez. We have also added new one-day intensives that will focus on specific techniques.
Click here to view the full schedule.
Give the gift of a fabulous encaustic workshop and save! R&F is offering a special 10% tuition discount for early registrants. To take advantage of this offer, just give us a call at (845) 331-3112, and say “I want the Early Registration Discount”. Please note that this offer is only good for workshops administered by R&F. We have extended this discount from now until January 8th, 2010, so you don’t have to worry about signing up before the holiday rush.
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Dick Blick in Philadelphia, PA will be hosting an encaustic and pigment stick demonstration on Thursday November 12th, 2009 from 4 - 6 pm. (more…)
Richard attended this year’s conference which was held in Mobile, Alabama October 22nd - 24th, 2009. It was an opportunity to see old and new friends - artists, art historians, encaustic painters and oil painters.
The keynote speaker was Joel-Peter Witkin. Witkin presented a survey of his work and is known for his photographs of amputated body parts, cripples, distorted figures and composite compositions. They are often hard to take, but they are often directly linked (and often take off of) classical imagery, particularly old-master paintings. Witkin uses wax, at times, to develop surface effects on his photos.
The next SECAC conference will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. VCU is a hotbed of encaustic, thanks to Reni Gower and her Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic events. Plans are in the making for another encaustic event there for next year’s SECAC conference. Check back in 2010 for more info.
Jerry’s Artarama in Austin, TX will be hosting an encaustic demonstration at their 6010 Interstate Hwy 35 store. The demonstration takes place from noon - 3pm. R&F Instructor Gina Adams will be there to showcase this versatile medium and answer any questions you may have. So stop by and dabble with the paint, find out the answer to that nagging technical question, or just say hello.
For more information contact Jerry’s at 512.420.9359.
Gina Adams work focuses primarily on her mixed heritage of Ojibwe Native American, Lithuanian, and Irish blood lines. Her work involves much research and travel, including language immersion at Turtle Mountain Reservation, and working with Maori of New Zealand and the Aborigines of Australia. She has exhibited across the country, and is represented by Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York as well as Mary Harding at the George Marshall Gallery in York Harbor, Maine. She is on the Board of the Maine College of Art. To view additional work by Gina Adams, click here.