Workshops

Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab

Our Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab allows artists to explore the many possible applications of R&F Pigment Sticks, encompassing traditional and alternative approaches and materials. In addition to pigment sticks, we will also demonstrate encaustic for those students who are interested in combining these two highly compatible media. We call this a lab rather than a workshop because we want to encourage artists to come back again and again to use our wonderful space (completely stocked with paint!) as their studio. Benefit from our instructors’ guidance and feedback on your projects, and enjoy the camaraderie of other participants. This lab is a great opportunity to work with a luscious, loose and free painting medium.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 26 Jul 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Sculpture and Wax

R&F is excited to be introducing this workshop dedicated to a full range of sculptural techniques specifically geared toward encaustic. This 4 day workshop is the most comprehensive exploration of sculptural techniques that we offer. Wax as a sculpting material has many advantages, including strength, fluidity, translucence and flexibility. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how waxes and encaustic can be used with a wide variety of materials, such as rubber, wood, cardboard, metals, clay, plaster, fibers, paper and a host of substances and objects from nature and culture.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 - Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 475.00
Capacity: 8
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Advanced Teaching Encaustic

R&F offers two different training workshops for artists who are interested in teaching freelance encaustic workshops to others, or painting professors who want to bring encaustic into their program. Each of these workshops are completely distinct, but both are intended for advanced artists, meaning that the artist comes to the workshop with a good understanding and working knowledge of encaustic. There are no strict requirements for participation, but we suggest that any artist wishing to teach have at least a five-year track record of working with and exhibiting encaustic.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Monday, 04 Aug 2014 - Friday, 08 Aug 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 725.00
Capacity: 8
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 3 Day - CA

Comprehensive Workshops are offered in 3|5 Day formats. These workshops are designed to give participants thorough knowledge of the encaustic medium and method. We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material.

Location: Glendale College (CA)
Instructor: Caryl St.Ama
Date: Friday, 08 Aug 2014 - Sunday, 10 Aug 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00
Capacity: 10
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Monoprint and Encaustic - WSW

This workshop is administered by WSW.  Please call (845) 658-9133 for more information or click here to visit their website.

Join R&F Handmade Paints in collaboration with WSW as we merge two fluid media through experimentation and creative exploration. During the first two and a half days of this class, participants will work with Tatana in the WSW intaglio studio to create a series of monoprints. Emphasizing a fast and intuitive working pace, she will cover a wide range of methods such as Xerox transfer, chine collé and trace monoprint. Emphasis will be on creating fragments or elements to be further developed during the encaustic half of the class.

Location: R&F and Womens Studio Workshop (NY)
Instructor: Tatana Kellner and Cynthia Winika
Date: Monday, 11 Aug 2014 - Friday, 15 Aug 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00
Capacity: 7
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  A one-hour demonstration is followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Mini Workshops are in no way comprehensive.  They are ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but are on the fence about taking a longer workshop, have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time.  It is also a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 16 Aug 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 5 Day

Comprehensive Workshops are offered in 3|5 Day formats. These workshops are designed to give participants thorough knowledge of the encaustic medium and method. We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Monday, 18 Aug 2014 - Friday, 22 Aug 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 675.00
Capacity: 12
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Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab

Our Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab allows artists to explore the many possible applications of R&F Pigment Sticks, encompassing traditional and alternative approaches and materials. In addition to pigment sticks, we will also demonstrate encaustic for those students who are interested in combining these two highly compatible media. We call this a lab rather than a workshop because we want to encourage artists to come back again and again to use our wonderful space (completely stocked with paint!) as their studio. Benefit from our instructors’ guidance and feedback on your projects, and enjoy the camaraderie of other participants. This lab is a great opportunity to work with a luscious, loose and free painting medium.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 23 Aug 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 4 Day - NYC

For those who cannot attend workshops in our Kingston facility, R&F is happy to bring their superlative workshops to a studio near you. R&F Handmade Paints, in collaboration with Barbara Ellmann, presents a four-day, hands-on comprehensive encaustic workshop, designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods and to establish best practices. Artists from a variety of backgrounds find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. 

Location: New York City (NY)
Instructor: Barbara Ellmann
Date: Monday, 25 Aug 2014 - Thursday, 28 Aug 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 675.00
Capacity: 8
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Encaustic and Paper

Any artist interested in enhancing their work on paper; giving it a new visual dimension, will love this workshop. Learning a few basic methods of saturating various kinds paper with encaustic medium, tinted medium or paint, can bring depth and life to your work making it translucent, light filled, water and acidity protected. Explore how to create layered paper and wax works. We will be creating pieces by working directly on unsupported papers, as well as mounting sheets onto panels. We will be saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving into the wax surfaces. Experimenting with a variety of different paper types and weights, we will be demonstrating collage, lamination, dipping and pouring, along with an introduction to image transfer techniques that can add to your layers.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 - Thursday, 11 Sep 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
Capacity: 12
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 4 Day - Peninsula School of Art

This workshop is administered by Peninsula School of Art. To register please call at 920-868-3455, or click here to download the registration form. For more information click here.

For those who cannot attend workshops in our Kingston facility, R&F is happy to bring their superlative workshops to a studio near you. R&F Handmade Paints, in collaboration with the Peninsula School of Art, presents a four-day, hands-on comprehensive encaustic workshop, designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods and to establish best practices. Artists from a variety of backgrounds find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. 

Location: Peninsula School of Art (WI)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 - Friday, 19 Sep 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 10
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Exploring Your Visual Language with R&F Pigment Sticks

R&F Pigment Sticks are oil paint with just enough wax added for the paint to be molded into stick form.They allow the artist to draw or paint onto a surface with freedom and directness. This workshop introduces you to pigment sticks and allows you to explore a wide variety of mark making, creating rich layered surfaces. Exercises are designed to help beginners and professionals alike free themselves from preconceived ideas of painting. Emphasis will be on using the techniques to heighten and enhance the artist's own visual language.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 - Friday, 19 Sep 2014
Time: 09:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  A one-hour demonstration is followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Mini Workshops are in no way comprehensive.  They are ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but are on the fence about taking a longer workshop, have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time.  It is also a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 20 Sep 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab

Our Pigment Stick Mixed Media Lab allows artists to explore the many possible applications of R&F Pigment Sticks, encompassing traditional and alternative approaches and materials. In addition to pigment sticks, we will also demonstrate encaustic for those students who are interested in combining these two highly compatible media. We call this a lab rather than a workshop because we want to encourage artists to come back again and again to use our wonderful space (completely stocked with paint!) as their studio. Benefit from our instructors’ guidance and feedback on your projects, and enjoy the camaraderie of other participants. This lab is a great opportunity to work with a luscious, loose and free painting medium.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 27 Sep 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Visiting Artist - Tremain Smith

“Layers of Meaning” is the name Tremain Smith gives to this 3 day workshop in which she teaches her particular techniques of utilizing transparent wax in painting. She has been using this process in her work for the last twenty years. Working with a template as a reference point, students will learn a rhythm of drawing, collaging, incising, oil glazing, dry-brushing, branding and mark-making with fire to attain their own creative ends.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Tremain Smith
Date: Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 - Friday, 03 Oct 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 8
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 4 Day - NYC

For those who cannot attend workshops in our Kingston facility, R&F is happy to bring their superlative workshops to a studio near you. R&F Handmade Paints, in collaboration with Barbara Ellmann, presents a four-day, hands-on comprehensive encaustic workshop, designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods and to establish best practices. Artists from a variety of backgrounds find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. 

Location: New York City (NY)
Instructor: Barbara Ellmann
Date: Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 - Friday, 24 Oct 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 675.00
Capacity: 8
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 3 Day

Comprehensive Workshops are offered in 3|5 Day formats. These workshops are designed to give participants thorough knowledge of the encaustic medium and method. We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 - Thursday, 30 Oct 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
Capacity: 12
Spots Left: 11


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Sculpture and Wax

R&F is excited to be introducing this workshop dedicated to a full range of sculptural techniques specifically geared toward encaustic. This 4 day workshop is the most comprehensive exploration of sculptural techniques that we offer. Wax as a sculpting material has many advantages, including strength, fluidity, translucence and flexibility. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how waxes and encaustic can be used with a wide variety of materials, such as rubber, wood, cardboard, metals, clay, plaster, fibers, paper and a host of substances and objects from nature and culture.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Monday, 03 Nov 2014 - Thursday, 06 Nov 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 475.00
Capacity: 8
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 5 Day

Comprehensive Workshops are offered in 3|5 Day formats. These workshops are designed to give participants thorough knowledge of the encaustic medium and method. We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Monday, 10 Nov 2014 - Friday, 14 Nov 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 675.00
Capacity: 12
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The World of Encaustic - AZ

This workshop is administered by the Sedona Arts Center.  Please call  928-282-3809 or 888-954-4442. Click here to visit the Sedona Art Center's website.

Curious about encaustic? Try your hand at this ancient media using contemporary techniques through The World of Encaustics, a collaborative class of R&F Handmade Paints and the Sedona Art Center. This four day comprehensive workshop is designed by R&F to take participants step by step from basic through advanced techniques in encaustic painting and mixed media methods. Artists with backgrounds in almost any medium will find this an exciting way to expand their visual vocabulary.

Location: Sedona Arts Center (AZ)
Instructor: Catherine Nash
Date: Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 - Sunday, 16 Nov 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 700.00
Capacity: 12
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 3 Day - CA

Comprehensive Workshops are offered in 3|5 Day formats. These workshops are designed to give participants thorough knowledge of the encaustic medium and method. We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material.

Location: Glendale College (CA)
Instructor: Caryl St.Ama
Date: Friday, 16 Jan 2015 - Sunday, 18 Jan 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00
Capacity: 10
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