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Creative Approaches to Painting Encaustic from Life

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced

This class is now FULL, please call us at #845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

This workshop offers students a creative approach to representational painting with encaustic. It is geared towards the painter interested in pursuing a meaningful and creative dialogue with the visible world. The objects we surround ourselves with are often a reflection of the visual choices, which most deeply engage and move us. The excitement a still life painting session evokes can translate into powerful and sublime painting. Students will bring personal objects, along with other prerequisites, with the aim of transforming them into creative encaustic interpretations. The class will cover important considerations including composition, theme, focus, texture, spatial interaction, value, and realistic vs interpretive aesthetics. This workshop is most appropriate for students with an intermediate to strong working knowledge of the encaustic process.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Dale O. Roberts
Date: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 - Friday, 22 Jun 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00


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Saturday Lab | Pigment Stick and Encaustic

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate. This class repeats every month.

2 Spaces Left in our 6/23/2018 Saturday Lab!

The Saturday Lab is a half-day workshop, giving artists a taste of what's possible when using the R&F paint lines. With encouragement toward a self-directed approach to your day in the studio, the instructor will begin with a showcase of alternative techniques for Pigment Sticks and Encaustic. Participants then have the option of breaking away from the formal demonstrations and pursue your own interests. If you would like a refresher on basic techniques the instructor will conduct demonstrations as requested. Artists from all varieties of backgrounds will have an opportunity to see firsthand how these materials can be used to enhance their work, or start a new direction altogether. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 23 Jun 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Mixed Media Encaustic: Fiber & Structure

Class Level: Novice

This class is now FULL, please call us at #845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list. 

Lorraine will be returning in December for "Mixed Media Encaustic: Texture & Layers", spaces are still available in the December workshop.

With an emphasis on mixed-media, this workshop is specially created to address the interests of artists working in fiber and fiber related techniques. This workshop will cover the basics of working in encaustic as well as techniques to enhance or create structure, texture, color mixing, layers, surface manipulation, and the creation of pattern using stencils, candy molds and tjaps. Working two or three dimensionally, participants are encouraged to develop a personal vocabulary and explore current content interests by combining the infinite possibilities of encaustic with fiber structures, surfaces and stitch. This class is ideal for the novice student, looking to expand their foundation.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
Date: Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 - Saturday, 30 Jun 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 600.00


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Advanced Encaustic: Large Format

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced.

This class is now FULL, please call us at #845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

This 3 day advanced workshop will take experienced students to the next level by challenging you to reach new dimensions with your work, quite literally. The emphasis in this class is to address the technical challenges that come hand in hand with working in large scale with encaustic painting. Lisa will share with students her experience with preparing a large panel and creating a composition with balance and continuity. Students will be asked to bring two to three panels any size up to 30"x 30" with at least a 1.5" deep cradle, Encausticbord or birch wood panels are prefered. Hands on exercises will help students understand how to layer for optimal color saturation and luminosity. She emphasizes the importance of compositional elements such as point, line, weight, and space. You are encouraged to identify personal symbols and markings to develop into a deeper visual dialogue. Throughout the class, Lisa demonstrates surface manipulation using torch fusing and scraping to achieve a smooth shiny finish. Encaustic equipment, history, and safety will be reviewed. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 - Saturday, 14 Jul 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 625.00


Full

Modeled, Carved, & Cast: 3-D Encaustic

Class Level: Novice

3 Spaces Left!

Wax is an inviting and versatile sculpting material. In this four-day class, students will experience two methods for working with wax that will produce a series of objects. Our first approach will be creating a reusable mold out of silicone rubber to make wax castings. With the cast results from the mold, we will explore a variety of structural options including attaching objects in wax to other surfaces and attaching castings to one another. The second method we employ is working with an armature and looking at wax as a transformative material using paper and fabric. Soldering is a safe approachable way to a produce long lasting, strong support to create lightweight, airy work. Both methods can be used to create freestanding work or mounted pieces on panels. 


Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 - Friday, 20 Jul 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 21 Jul 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Encaustic and Paper

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate

2 Spaces Left in our 7/25/2018 Workshop.

Receive a $35 materials credit if you sign up for the back to back October Encaustic & Paper and Paper Lithography classes.  

Works on paper are reinvented in this 3 day multimedia workshop. In this class we explore the nuanced work that can be created from a variety of papers, both Western and Japanese, and encaustic. We begin with methods of dipping and saturating paper with encaustic making the work translucent and giving it the ultimate archival finish. Participants will see an immediate change in the characteristics of the paper, lightweight Japanese papers for example become incredibly translucent and luminous. You are encouraged to bring existing works on paper such as prints or drawings for dipping. Other techniques will include applying color using tinted medium and painting on a paper surface; Monotype and transfer options that will include working with Pigment Sticks; Collaging and basic folded book constructions. Laura also demonstrates how to mount drawings and prints on a panel to support working with thicker layers of wax. All experience levels are welcome. Click the title above to read more.

The Awagami Factory is supporting this workshop by generously providing a selection of papers for the students to work on.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Laura Moriarty
Date: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 - Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Saturday Lab | Pigment Stick and Encaustic

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate. This class repeats every month.

2 Spaces Left in our 6/23/2018 Saturday Lab!

The Saturday Lab is a half-day workshop, giving artists a taste of what's possible when using the R&F paint lines. With encouragement toward a self-directed approach to your day in the studio, the instructor will begin with a showcase of alternative techniques for Pigment Sticks and Encaustic. Participants then have the option of breaking away from the formal demonstrations and pursue your own interests. If you would like a refresher on basic techniques the instructor will conduct demonstrations as requested. Artists from all varieties of backgrounds will have an opportunity to see firsthand how these materials can be used to enhance their work, or start a new direction altogether. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 28 Jul 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Advanced Teaching: Encaustic

Class Level: Advanced.

This class is FULL, please give us a call at #845.331.3112 to be added to the wait-list.

The goal of this workshop is to help participants design a workshop format unique to you. Our primary focus is providing a technical foundation following the format of our comprehensive class as a basis for developing your unique teaching interests. We will review all fundamental techniques and introduce a variety of additional options in layered imagery, mark making and mixed media. There will be an emphasis on clear explanations of the properties of wax paint such as opacity, building layers and the relationship of wax and oil. A further focus will be on you as an instructor and developing achievable goals and insights toward your professional development. The hands on approach to this class will balance the day with lectures and work time. Your studio time focuses on creating project templates and sample panels as a record of your experiences, and to share with your future students as visual aids. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Monday, 30 Jul 2018 - Friday, 03 Aug 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Price: $ 720.00


Full

Encaustic: A Process of Natural Wonder

Class Level: Intermediate - Advanced 

This class is FULL, please give us a call at #845.331.3112 to be added to the wait-list.

This 3-day encaustic workshop is all about experimentation. Working with simple hand tools and excavational techniques, this class will focus on processes that parallel those found in the natural world, such as friction, embedding, heating and cooling, enfolding, fracturing, slippage, and erosion. With process as our metaphorical touchstone, we will take a hands on approach to a number of projects intended to lead to the discovery of curious cause and effect relationships. Participants can expect to come away from the workshop with a unique collection of both two and three dimensional objects. This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced students, with a desire to expand the horizons of both the materials and their own technical repertoire.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Laura Moriarty
Date: Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 - Friday, 10 Aug 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


Full

Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 11 Aug 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Handmade Paper and Encaustic

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate.

This workshop is administered by Women's Studio Workshop, for more information on the WSW studio follow this link

This Workshop is now FULL, please contact Women's Studio Workshop to be added to the wait-list - (845) 658-9133.

Join R&F Handmade Paints in collaboration with Women's Studio Workshop as we create waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days participants will work at the WSW paper making studio, using cotton, abaca, flax and Art Farm fibers exploring the basics of hand papermaking. We’ll create collages applying techniques of layering, embedding, translucency and opacity, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing. After lunch on Wednesday we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints where we will use our paper work as starting points with encaustic. After Laura presents an introduction to basic encaustic techniques, students will create deeply layered pieces by working directly on the papers or mounting the sheets on panels. We will be saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving into these luscious materials.

 

Location: R&F and Womens Studio Workshop (NY)
Instructor: Laura Moriarty + Tantana Kellner
Date: Monday, 13 Aug 2018 - Friday, 17 Aug 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 800.00

Soft Books: Sewn Encaustic Monotypes on Encaustiflex

Class Level: Intermediate - Advanced

To participate in this class please register by July 22nd, 2018.

Utilizing a variety of techniques, including transfers and paper lithography, artists will create a collection of monotypes using absorbent papers, fabrics and Encaustiflex, a paper-like fabric, to create books. Scale, shape, narrative and a variety of construction methods are all considered in this unique approach to book creation. The books can be a literal narrative or abstract collection of sequential images. Narratives may be handwritten or stamped.

Sewing machines, hand sewing materials, and perforation tools will be available. No prior knowledge of machine sewing is necessary.  

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Leslie Giuliani
Date: Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 - Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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Saturday Lab | Pigment Stick and Encaustic

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate. This class repeats every month.

2 Spaces Left in our 6/23/2018 Saturday Lab!

The Saturday Lab is a half-day workshop, giving artists a taste of what's possible when using the R&F paint lines. With encouragement toward a self-directed approach to your day in the studio, the instructor will begin with a showcase of alternative techniques for Pigment Sticks and Encaustic. Participants then have the option of breaking away from the formal demonstrations and pursue your own interests. If you would like a refresher on basic techniques the instructor will conduct demonstrations as requested. Artists from all varieties of backgrounds will have an opportunity to see firsthand how these materials can be used to enhance their work, or start a new direction altogether. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 25 Aug 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 08 Sep 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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The Materials of Color: Applying Color Theory to the Paint You are Using

Class Level: Appropriate for all experience levels.

The purpose of this workshop is to give an approach to color theory that differs from how it is usually presented in art schools. Instead of focusing on color relationships based on calibrated color sets, such as Color-Aid, we set those color relationships in the context of the actual materials of paint - the specific characteristics of pigments and mediums.

Working mainly with Pigment Sticks, we will examine how the characteristics of pigments - their opacity, temperature, saturation, and value - play crucial roles in color mixing and color composition. We also look at how different mediums, the absorbing properties of grounds, and how the diffusing nature of texture can either radically or subtly affect how a color interacts with light.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Richard Frumess
Date: Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 - Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Saturday Lab | Pigment Stick and Encaustic

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate. This class repeats every month.

2 Spaces Left in our 6/23/2018 Saturday Lab!

The Saturday Lab is a half-day workshop, giving artists a taste of what's possible when using the R&F paint lines. With encouragement toward a self-directed approach to your day in the studio, the instructor will begin with a showcase of alternative techniques for Pigment Sticks and Encaustic. Participants then have the option of breaking away from the formal demonstrations and pursue your own interests. If you would like a refresher on basic techniques the instructor will conduct demonstrations as requested. Artists from all varieties of backgrounds will have an opportunity to see firsthand how these materials can be used to enhance their work, or start a new direction altogether. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 22 Sep 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Conversations on Color

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced.

Join Lisa Pressman and Richard Frumess for an exploration into color. This class strikes a balance between history and science with constructive hands on applications to enhance your artistic practice. Participants will learn how to understand colors by their hue, chroma, and value. Gain unique insights into the history of color and the factors that differentiate characteristics like opaque, translucent, transitional and so on. Lisa guides the class in hands-on exercises that will integrate painting fundamentals to refresh your understanding of how color effects balance, contrast, movement, pattern, unity/variety and composition. Students will create several paintings in a series building on the topics presented. You will return to the studio with a renewed understanding of color and how it informs and influences your painting. This class is perfect for artists that are familiar with Pigment Sticks and basic oil painting and would like an opportunity to refine their understanding of color mechanics and compositional rules. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman + Richard Frumess
Date: Thursday, 27 Sep 2018 - Saturday, 29 Sep 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 06 Oct 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Encaustic and Paper

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate

2 Spaces Left in our 7/25/2018 Workshop.

Receive a $35 materials credit if you sign up for the back to back October Encaustic & Paper and Paper Lithography classes.  

Works on paper are reinvented in this 3 day multimedia workshop. In this class we explore the nuanced work that can be created from a variety of papers, both Western and Japanese, and encaustic. We begin with methods of dipping and saturating paper with encaustic making the work translucent and giving it the ultimate archival finish. Participants will see an immediate change in the characteristics of the paper, lightweight Japanese papers for example become incredibly translucent and luminous. You are encouraged to bring existing works on paper such as prints or drawings for dipping. Other techniques will include applying color using tinted medium and painting on a paper surface; Monotype and transfer options that will include working with Pigment Sticks; Collaging and basic folded book constructions. Laura also demonstrates how to mount drawings and prints on a panel to support working with thicker layers of wax. All experience levels are welcome. Click the title above to read more.

The Awagami Factory is supporting this workshop by generously providing a selection of papers for the students to work on.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Laura Moriarty
Date: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018 - Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Paper Lithography With Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Beginner-Novice.

Our May workshop is now FULL. Please call our office at #845.331.3112 to be added to the wait-list, or join our October Paper Lithography class!

In this class students make mixed media work that combine encaustic painting with transferred imagery using Pigment Sticks. The transfer process used is called paper lithography. This simple printmaking technique uses a toner or laser printed image as the printing plate by adding a solution of water and gum Arabic to the surface. We replace traditional inks with Pigment Sticks giving participants a palette of 105 colors to play with. Instructor Leslie Giuliani will present the best techniques for successful layering of imagery over a waxed surface. Students are welcome to bring images of all varieties to test the bounds of this process, including drawings, illustrations and photographs. A toner printer is available for creating fresh plates. Participants will leave class able to continue this process as home without needing a press or other specialized equipment. All levels are welcome. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Leslie Giuliani
Date: Saturday, 13 Oct 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 150.00


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Saturday Lab | Pigment Stick and Encaustic

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate. This class repeats every month.

2 Spaces Left in our 6/23/2018 Saturday Lab!

The Saturday Lab is a half-day workshop, giving artists a taste of what's possible when using the R&F paint lines. With encouragement toward a self-directed approach to your day in the studio, the instructor will begin with a showcase of alternative techniques for Pigment Sticks and Encaustic. Participants then have the option of breaking away from the formal demonstrations and pursue your own interests. If you would like a refresher on basic techniques the instructor will conduct demonstrations as requested. Artists from all varieties of backgrounds will have an opportunity to see firsthand how these materials can be used to enhance their work, or start a new direction altogether. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 20 Oct 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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R&F Encaustic Comprehensive

Class Levels: Beginner -Intermediate

Our April class is now FULL. Please call our office at #845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

A second offering of this workshop is scheduled for 10/24/2018 - 10/26/2018.

Our 3-Day Encaustic Comprehensive workshop provides students an immersive experience with a solid base in techniques and best practices for using wax. Throughout this class, we encourage your creative development in painting, layering, mark making and mixed media work. Following a historic overview of encaustic, students are introduced to current approaches to studio setup, tools and health and safety. With a strong emphasis on approaching wax as a painting media, students become familiar and comfortable with brushwork, fusing, and layering. This class examines specific characteristics that make wax a unique material to work with including opacity, temperature, adhesion, and texture. Encaustic is adaptable to other media and artistic process, additional techniques we explore include collage, printmaking, image transfer, and combining oil and wax. After each demonstration participants have time to work for hands on with the wax and explore each technique at your own pace following an individual direction. There will be ample opportunities to ask the instructor questions on additional topics of interest. Artists working in any print or painting media will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to grow their visual vocabulary with wax. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Laura Moriarty
Date: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 - Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 03 Nov 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Advanced Encaustic: Layers, Richness and Personal Vision

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced.

One space has become available in Lisa Pressman's March "Advanced Encaustic" workshop. This will be on a first come first serve basis, so don't miss your chance!

The qualities that make encaustic an alluring and unique material also create technical and compositional challenges for painters. This class helps participants develop a greater understanding of how to refine and finish encaustic paintings. Lisa begins by reviewing how opacity plays a role in dynamic layering. Hands on exercises will help students understand how to layer for optimal color saturation and luminosity. She emphasizes the importance of compositional elements such as point, line, weight, and space. Participants will learn controlled mark making and surface development using Pigment sticks for glazing and transfer. Using Pan Pastels for diffused color applications will be presented as option for alternative surface development. You are encouraged to identify personal symbols and markings to develop into a deeper visual dialogue. Throughout the class, Lisa demonstrates surface manipulation using torch fusing and scraping to achieve a smooth shiny finish. Encaustic equipment, history, and safety will be reviewed. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Thursday, 08 Nov 2018 - Saturday, 10 Nov 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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R&F Encaustic Comprehensive in La Grange, IL

Class Levels: Beginner-Intermediate.

At the LaGrange Art League, in the suburbs of Chicago, Sarah Rehmer will guide students through an introduction to working with R&F Encaustic. Our 4 Day Comprehensive workshop provides students an immersive experience with a solid base in techniques and best practices for using wax. Throughout the 4 days, Sarah encourages your creative development in painting, layering, mark making and mixed media work. Following a historic overview of encaustic, students are introduced to current approaches to studio setup, tools and health and safety. With a strong emphasis on approaching wax as a painting media, students become familiar and comfortable with brushwork, fusing, and layering. This class examines specific characteristics that make wax a unique material to work with including opacity, temperature, adhesion, and texture. Encaustic is adaptable to other media and artistic process, additional techniques we explore include collage, printmaking, image transfer, and combining oil and wax. After each demonstration participants have time to work for hands on with the wax and explore each technique at your own pace following an individual direction. There will be ample opportunities to ask the instructor questions on additional topics of interest. Artists working in any print or painting media will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to grow their visual vocabulary with wax. Click the title above to read more.

 

Location: LaGrange Art League (IL)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Date: Thursday, 08 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 11 Nov 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00


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Oil and Wax: Pigment Stick Fundamentals

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate

This workshop focuses on painting and mixed media techniques for R&F Pigment Sticks. Our 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. Basic topics include studio safety, how to get started, proper grounds, mark making and blending. We will also introduce mixed media approaches such as working over nontraditional surfaces, monotype and using oil and wax in combination. Working with a wax ground provides a luminous surface for glazing, transfers and inlaid line work. Pigment Sticks are a unique painting material that can be translated onto a variety of surfaces and expand your drawing, printing and painting practices. Click the title above for more information.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 - Saturday, 17 Nov 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice. This class repeats every month.

Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands on introduction to the encaustic process. We provide a 90 minute demonstration of basic technique followed by hands on studio time. You have a chance to explore the entire R&F color line and all encaustic tools in a safe comfortable work environment. Topics covered will include: health and safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor available to answer your questions. Mini workshops are ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting but don’t have any experience. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Date: Saturday, 01 Dec 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Mixed Media Encaustic: Texture & Layers

Class Level: Novice

A lush, textured surface adds complexity, substance and reference to time. Because of the inherent properties of wax, the textural and layering possibilities of encaustic far surpass that of any other painting medium. This workshop explores the myriad methods in which to create, add, embed and manipulate surface texture as well as more experimental and lesser known methods. Methods and materials covered in this workshop include the use of Tyvek and polyester, parchment paper decals for creating textured pattern, plaster and paper clay. Also covered is the use of transparent papers such as trace and Duralar paired with paint, water based crayons and pencils and the safe incorporation of these materials into an encaustic painting. A slide discussion regarding the conceptual use of layers in contemporary art is offered as well as an individual consultation for each student with the instructor. This class is ideal for the novice student, looking to expand their foundation.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
Date: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2018 - Saturday, 08 Dec 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 600.00


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Exploring Visual Language

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced.

The May workshop is now FULL, please call us at #845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list. Space is available in the December class. 

In this workshop participants use R&F Pigment Sticks to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. We will be experimenting with a wide range of materials including: oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pan pastels. R&F Pigment Sticks allow the artist to draw or paint onto a surface with freedom and directness. In class Lisa highlights a variety of techniques, tools and exercises are used to explore personal imagery abstract as well as representational. Students will be encouraged to use alternatives to brushes for their mark making. Layering, excavating, edge, line, texture, mark making, color and the concept of “editing” will be addressed.  Working on multiple panels in a series liberates the creative spirit so that a personal language and vision can develop. Individual attention is given to each student, the beginner as well as the professional will get insightful feedback. Group discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support accompany this class. Click the title above to read more.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 - Saturday, 15 Dec 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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