Workshops

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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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)
Date: Saturday, 17 Jan 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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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: Monday, 19 Jan 2015 - Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
Capacity: 12
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Under Glass: A Unique Approach To Painting

In this exciting new class Wayne Montecalvo will take students through his process for using glass ground for both encaustic and Pigment Sticks. Wayne will begin the class by demonstrating to students how to safely cut and prepare a glass panel to serve as a transparent ground. Students will then be challenged to change their perspective on painting and composition by working in a reverse painting style.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Friday, 23 Jan 2015 - Saturday, 24 Jan 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Price: $ 250.00
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, 31 Jan 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
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)
Date: Saturday, 21 Feb 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
Spots Left: 10


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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, 28 Feb 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 4 Day - La Grange Art League

For those who cannot attend workshops in our Kingston facility, R&F is happy to bring their superlative workshops to a studio near you. Join artist Sarah Rehmer for a 4 day comprehensive workshop at the La Grange Art League just outside of Chicago. Participants that are new to working with wax will gain a thorough understanding of the medium and method. We invite artists that are already familiar with the encaustics to come and continue building their skills.   

Location: LaGrange Art League (IL)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Date: Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 - Sunday, 15 Mar 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 620.00
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: Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 - Friday, 20 Mar 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
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, 21 Mar 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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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: Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 - Saturday, 28 Mar 2015
Time: 09:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 450.00
Capacity: 12
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Advanced Encaustic: Layers, Richness and Personal Vision

This 2 day advanced encaustic workshop will take experienced students to the next level in technique and expression. Individual direction and development of a personal vision will be a goal of this class with an emphasis is on freeing the creative spirit. Lisa will use guided exercises to lead students through an intuitive creative process, developing a new body of work that is richly layered in content and concept. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion and individual support. Exercises are grounded in abstraction; attention will be paid to the use of personal symbols and markings that could develop into a deeper visual dialogue.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015 - Friday, 15 May 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 300.00
Capacity: 12
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