Workshops

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, 31 Aug 2015 - Friday, 04 Sep 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00
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, 17 Sep 2015 - Friday, 18 Sep 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 350.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a hands on 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 ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but don't have any previous experience. The topics covered will include: health and safety; what encaustic is; how to get started; and the most popular techniques and applications. If you have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time feel free to participate knowing there is an instructor available to answer your questions. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 19 Sep 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: Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 - Friday, 25 Sep 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
Capacity: 12
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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

The Saturday Lab is part of our incredibly popular Mini workshops, giving artists a taste of what's possible with R&F's paint lines. We welcome all levels to come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! In the fully equipped R&F studio our instructors will introduce you to the basics of using Encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks, and the possibilities for combining the two.  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 all together. 

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 26 Sep 2015
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: Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 - Friday, 02 Oct 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00
Capacity: 6
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Comprehensive Encaustic - 4 Day - NYC

For those living in or traveling to New York City, R&F is happy to bring our superlative workshops to the studio of Barbara Ellmann. This four-day, hands-on comprehensive encaustic workshop, is designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods and to establish best practices. Barbara's extensive body of work explores control of line and pattern in a way that is reflective of the vibrant and abundantly stimulating environment of the City. Artists from a variety of backgrounds find this workshop an exciting opportunity to learn from an skilled instructor who will help bring new dimension to your work. 

Location: New York City (NY)
Instructor: Barbara Ellmann
Date: Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015 - Saturday, 10 Oct 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 625.00
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: Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 - Friday, 16 Oct 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 375.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a hands on 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 ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but don't have any previous experience. The topics covered will include: health and safety; what encaustic is; how to get started; and the most popular techniques and applications. If you have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time feel free to participate knowing there is an instructor available to answer your questions. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 17 Oct 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

The Saturday Lab is part of our incredibly popular Mini workshops, giving artists a taste of what's possible with R&F's paint lines. We welcome all levels to come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! In the fully equipped R&F studio our instructors will introduce you to the basics of using Encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks, and the possibilities for combining the two.  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 all together. 

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 24 Oct 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Advanced Studio Consultation with Guest Artist Natalie Abrams

Artists thrive and expand in environments where they are given the time and space to cultivate a dialogue about their work within a supportive community. In this latest session students will have the benefit of two instructors Laura Moriarty and guest instructor Natalie Abrams. Both renowned artists will be bringing to the class their knowledge of sculpture, installation, finding meaning through material, and much more. Students will also have the opportunity to view the installation process of Natalie's work in the gallery, a unique learning opportunity for those who face the task of applying, shipping and installing sculptural work. On the final day of class we will have an informal rap session with Natalie and Kelly McGrath on all issues sculpture, there will be examples of casting and discussion on practicalities like planning, using appropriate hardware and whatever questions you choose to bring us.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Laura E. Moriarty
Date: Monday, 02 Nov 2015 - Friday, 06 Nov 2015
Time: 09:00 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: Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 - Friday, 06 Nov 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00
Capacity: 12
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Pigment Sticks Monotypes

Monotype is known as the painter’s print or the most painterly of all the printmaking processes. Using our Pigment Sticks to paint, draw, or mark make on a Plexiglass plate we will then transfer the image to paper, and explore the monotype process - without a press. This method of working is very direct, spontaneous and satisfying making it possible to create a number of prints in a short amount of time. Because of the gorgeous range of colors, and the sensitivity for manipulation of the soft oil paint, the process lends itself to expressive work. Whether brushed, rolled, or drawn the look of the transferred print is unique.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 - Friday, 13 Nov 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 250.00
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 Nov 2015 - Sunday, 15 Nov 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 625.00
Capacity: 8
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a hands on 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 ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but don't have any previous experience. The topics covered will include: health and safety; what encaustic is; how to get started; and the most popular techniques and applications. If you have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time feel free to participate knowing there is an instructor available to answer your questions. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 14 Nov 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 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, 19 Nov 2015 - Saturday, 21 Nov 2015
Time: 09:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 500.00
Capacity: 12
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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

The Saturday Lab is part of our incredibly popular Mini workshops, giving artists a taste of what's possible with R&F's paint lines. We welcome all levels to come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! In the fully equipped R&F studio our instructors will introduce you to the basics of using Encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks, and the possibilities for combining the two.  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 all together. 

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 28 Nov 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Assemblage

The focus of the class will be working on panel, to make relief style paintings. We will be creating visual and conceptual depth through embedding material and sculpting wax. The strength and flexibility of encaustic make it an excellent medium for creating compositions with structure and form. It's adhesive qualities make it possible to include absorbent materials and found objects. Final touches can be made by carving, fusing and adding layers of colors. For mixed media artists this is a class not to be missed!

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika + Kelly McGrath
Date: Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 - Friday, 04 Dec 2015
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 250.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Mini

Mini Encaustic Workshops are designed to give artists a hands on 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 ideal for artists who are curious about encaustic but don't have any previous experience. The topics covered will include: health and safety; what encaustic is; how to get started; and the most popular techniques and applications. If you have worked with encaustic before and desire a refresher course, or have taken the longer workshop but need more experimental work time feel free to participate knowing there is an instructor available to answer your questions. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than creating art.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 12 Dec 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
Spots Left: 12


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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

The Saturday Lab is part of our incredibly popular Mini workshops, giving artists a taste of what's possible with R&F's paint lines. We welcome all levels to come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! In the fully equipped R&F studio our instructors will introduce you to the basics of using Encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks, and the possibilities for combining the two.  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 all together. 

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 19 Dec 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
Spots Left: 12


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