Workshops

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 Apr 2014 - Friday, 25 Apr 2014
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, 26 Apr 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. Our 4 day regional workshops take place in select studios around the country that meet R&F's strident requirements for ventilation and electrical capacity. These workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to the encaustic medium and method.

Location: New York City (NY)
Instructor: Barbara Ellmann
Date: Monday, 28 Apr 2014 - Thursday, 01 May 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 675.00
Capacity: 8
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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: Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - Thursday, 15 May 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 250.00
Capacity: 12
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Advanced Encaustic: Exploring Surface & Depth for Painting & Relief - KS

This workshop is administered by the Lawrence Arts Center.  Please call 785-843-2787. Click here to visit LAC's website.

This two day advanced 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 technique. Demonstrations will focus on layering, building, adhering, collage and assemblage.

Location: Lawrence Arts Center (KS)
Instructor: Gina Adams
Date: Saturday, 17 May 2014 - Sunday, 18 May 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 300.00
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)
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Date: Saturday, 17 May 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, 19 May 2014 - Friday, 23 May 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, 24 May 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 65.00
Capacity: 12
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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, 17 Jun 2014 - Thursday, 19 Jun 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
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, 20 Jun 2014 - Sunday, 22 Jun 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 525.00
Capacity: 10
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Intro to Photographic & Encaustic Processes

This workshop is administered by The Center for Photography at Woodstock.  Please call 845-679-9957. Click here to visit CPW's website.

Co-hosted with The Center for Photography at Woodstock, this four-day hands-on workshop will provide you with the basic working knowledge to combine photographic processes with the encaustic medium. Encaustic, an ancient wax-based medium, can be used to give unusual dimension to your work, provide new substance and body to a photograph, add translucent layers, alter the illusion of space, and transform your imagery. This interdisciplinary workshop will combine presentations, step-by-step instruction, and plenty of time to experiment and make new work.

Location: R&F and The Center for Photography at Woodstock (NY)
Instructor: Fawn Potash
Date: Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 - Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 735.00
Capacity: 10
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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, 08 Jul 2014 - Thursday, 10 Jul 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 400.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic and the Sculptural Artist Book - OH

This workshop is administered by the Morgan Conservatory.  Please call 216-361-9255. Click here to visit the Morgan Conservatory's website.

Artists who integrate books with encaustic have found that wax imbues their work with translucency – layering – obscuring – strengthening –luminosity, and adding a potential of content as skin, fog, time, mystery and more. In this workshop, we will experiment with the integration of varied bindings, sculptural book forms, and the potential of altered books with both clear wax and molten pigmented waxes. Participants will learn varied ways to incorporate text, mixed media layering, image transfer and the use of stencils for repeated imagery. Encaustic based monoprinting,collage, assemblage and molten painting are all fair game for the expression of content within dynamic book forms.

Location: Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory
Instructor: Catherine Nash
Date: Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 - Sunday, 13 Jul 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Price: $ 565.00
Capacity: 12
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Encaustic Printmaking

Encaustic Printmaking functions both as a primer to the encaustic monotype and as an exploration of the more advanced techniques involved in producing repeatable images while printing with wax. The purpose of this class is to expose participants to a wide variety of papers, tools, process and ideas connected to producing encaustic prints and to engage participants in varied technical process with an emphasis on adapting that process to expanding their own unique visual language. Students will begin by learning the basics and variables of the encaustic monotype: heat, paint, paper and pressure. They will then progress to exploring techniques such as using additive and subtractive process, trace monotype, stenciling and varied advanced techniques that explore how to control line, placement, color and saturation. These techniques will allow participants to fine tune and nuance their printed images. Students can expect to create a wide variety of prints during this class encompassing a varied range of technical and intuitive process.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: David A. Clark
Date: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 - Thursday, 17 Jul 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 12
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Handmade Paper 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 create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days participants will work with Ann Marie in the WSW paper making studio, using cotton, abaca, flax and Art Farm fibers. Once the basics are mastered, we’ll investigate the potential of hand paper making. We’ll create collages applying techniques of layering, embedding, translucency and opacity, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

Location: R&F and Womens Studio Workshop (NY)
Instructor:  Ann Marie Kennedy and Cynthia Winika
Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 - Friday, 25 Jul 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 650.00
Capacity: 7
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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: 7
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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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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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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. Our 4 day regional workshops take place in select studios around the country that meet R&F's strident requirements for ventilation and electrical capacity. These workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to the encaustic medium and method.

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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Pushing Paper: Encaustic and Paper in Relief

Pushing Paper: Encaustic and Paper in Relief is the title Sarah gives to her 3 day intensive here at R&F. Paper, a historically 2 dimensional material, will be redefined in this unique multi-media workshop. We will push the boundaries of encaustic and paper beyond traditional collage into wall based sculptural works. The focus of the class will be combining papers; handmade, found and mass produced, with wax to create structure and form. One of the techniques included in this workshop will be paper casting.

Location: R&F Handmade Paints (NY)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 - Thursday, 28 Aug 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 12
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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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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. Our 4 day regional workshops take place in select studios around the country that meet R&F's strident requirements for ventilation and electrical capacity. These workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to the encaustic medium and method.

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
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Sculpture and Wax Intensive

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 - 05:00 PM
Price: $ 550.00
Capacity: 6
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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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