Advanced Teaching: Encaustic | Jul 30 - Aug 3 | Kelly McGrath


Advanced Teaching: Encaustic | Jul 30 - Aug 3 | Kelly McGrath


Class Level: Advanced.

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. 

Throughout the week, instructor Kelly McGrath will lead the group in demonstrations of fundamental techniques, while highlighting information you will find useful to share with your students. You will receive a technical packet for use during class that will also serve as a planning tool for conducting your own classes. R&F founder Richard Frumess will share his vast knowledge of materials and color to help you learn how color works.

Each participant will make two presentations in the form of an introductory talk and a final presentation. The introductory talk is what you would give to a group of artists that are taking a workshop with you. Show us your best work and give us a sense of yourself as an artist. You should be prepared to give this presentation on the first day of class and be open to getting lots of feedback. The final presentation will be our wrap up for the week. You will have the option of testing a demonstration idea in front of the group or making a presentation of ideas you have developed throughout the week for feedback.

LocationR&F Handmade Paints (NY) 
Instructor: Kelly McGrath and Richard Frumess
Date: Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 - Saturday, 3 Aug 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Registration requires payment in full. If you would prefer to pay a $100 deposit to reserve your space, please contact our office at #845.331.3112 or email For information on payments, cancellations, transfers, and refunds, see our FAQ section.

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