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Encaustic Assemblage

Class Levels: Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study fundamental encaustic techniques.

To participate in the September class register by September 1st, 2016.

In this three day workshop students will be working with fragments, found objects, manufactured materials to compose a visual narrative on panel. This class will involve an in depth survey of the ways that objects and materials can be used with Encaustic paint and pigment sticks in relief style of work. We will be working with tools and hardware in this class and learn safe and secure ways of constructing. We will also look at some specific encaustic techniques like pouring, building texture and basic sculpting. All work will be over panels or other absorbent substrates. This class is recommended for those interested in mixed media and materials aficionados.This workshop offers students a chance to expand on traditional encaustic painting by exploring the dimensional qualities of wax. This class would most benefit those who have a working knowledge of the encaustic process and wish to further develop their skills. For more information on specific techniques covered click on the title above.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 - Saturday, 01 Oct 2016
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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, 08 Oct 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Sculptural Wax

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced, this class will include several lectures, and group discussions in addition to demonstrations. 

To participate in the October class please register by September 26th, 2016.

The natural qualities of wax make it a unique and versatile material for sculpting, it can be poured like a resin, formed like soft clay, or carved from a solid block. The properties of encaustic wax make it a good wax for creating finished work and allows artists to incorporate color in a way that no other sculpting waxes offer. In this class we will be exploring a full survey of the variety of techniques wax can be applied to. Topics that will be covered in detail include: hand building, dipping, adhesion, casting and mold making, armature production, successful substrates. We will also discuss certain fundamental techniques such as fusing with a variety of tools including the R&F Heated Handle and different size torches. Additional topics will be discussed throughout the class will include: planning ahead for display obstacles, mixing media and bringing other elements into your work; the properties of wax and manipulating hardness; finishing work. Students will have access to the full range of R&F Encaustic Paints and Pigment Sticks. 

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Kelly McGrath
Date: Monday, 24 Oct 2016 - Friday, 28 Oct 2016
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00


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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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, Wayne the instructor will begin with a showcase in alternative techniques in Encaustic and Pigment Sticks. 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. 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. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click here to read more...

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 29 Oct 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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R&F 4 Day Comprehensive- La Grange, IL

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study fundamental encaustic techniques.

To participate please register by October 13th, 2016.

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, 10 Nov 2016 - Sunday, 13 Nov 2016
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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 Nov 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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R&F 3 Day Comprehensive

Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study fundamental encaustic techniques.

To participate in the September class please register by August 18th, 2016. 

To participate in the November class please register by October 19th, 2016.

The 3 Day Comprehensive workshop will allow participants an immersive and thorough exploration of R&F Encaustic and Pigment Sticks. This workshop is founded on the premise that artists will grow in their practice and experimentation with these materials by having a solid base in the fundamental principles and techniques. After an overview of the history behind the material and our company we begin with introducing the classical method of encaustic painting. We will expand into the 21st Century, by talking about more contemporary techniques including printmaking applications, mixed media and demonstrating the wide variety of ways that encaustic is used by contemporary artists. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment and be encouraged to move in new directions with these materials. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. For more information on the techniques covered in this class click on the title above.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016 - Friday, 18 Nov 2016
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00


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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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, Wayne the instructor will begin with a showcase in alternative techniques in Encaustic and Pigment Sticks. 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. 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. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click here to read more...

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 19 Nov 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Exploring Visual Language: Conversations on Color

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced, this class will include several lectures, and group discussions in addition to demonstrations. 

To participate in the November class please register by November 7th, 2016.

In this continuation of Exploring Visual Language with R&F Pigment Sticks, Lisa Pressman returns with collaborative instructor Richard Frumess to take participants deep into color exploration. The essence of this class comes from a passion toward color and material as materialized through conversation and experience between our two instructors. This class is perfect for artists that are familiar with Pigment Sticks and basic oil painting and would like an opportunity to explore new territory in understanding color, mark-making and composition.We begin the class with a hands on presentation, led by Richard, on the history of the R&F color line as it can only authentically be told through his perspective. Students will get a unique insight into the history and visual poetry that differentiates colors from opaque to translucent through transitional and so on. Next up Lisa will guide the class in exercises that will push the boundaries of your comfort zone to unlock new avenues in color, layering, texture and composition. Through this class students will gain a fundamental understanding of how and why colors relate to each other in the ways they do. Participants will learn how to understand colors by their hue, chroma and value.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Date: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 - Friday, 02 Dec 2016
Time: 09:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00


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Encaustic Mini

Class Level: Beginner-Novice, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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, 03 Dec 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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Mixed Media Fiber and Encaustic with Lorraine Glessner

Class Level: Novice- Intermediate, this class will include several lectures, in addition to demonstrations, the majority of time will be focused on working.  

To participate in the December class please register by November 8th, 2016.

With an emphasis on mixed-media, this workshop is specially created to address the interests of artists working in fiber and fiber related techniques such as quilting, weaving and surface design. This workshop will cover the basics of working in encaustic as well as encaustic application techniques to enhance or create structure and texture, color mixing, layers, surface manipulation, and the creation of pattern using stencils, 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 in combination with fiber structures, surfaces and stitch. At the R&F studios students will be provided the optimal expereince of having access to the full line of R&F encaustic colors, as well as all the features of a dedicated encaustic studio. For more details on subjects covered in the class please click the link above to read more...

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
Date: Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 - Friday, 09 Dec 2016
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00


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Saturday Lab | Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Novice-Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental encaustic techniques.

This class repeats every month. 

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, Wayne the instructor will begin with a showcase in alternative techniques in Encaustic and Pigment Sticks. 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. 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. Come and experience our paints in action, 99 colors all together! Click here to read more...

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: Saturday, 17 Dec 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00


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