“Encaustic Aspens & Oaks” Encaustic workshop SAC (Oct 2020)

Yes!  This is the workshop where we will be working towards one final painting!  The composition will be simple so you will have the opportunity to explore the nuances of working large without getting over complicated.  As for inspiration you may absolutely come with an idea – I encourage you to keep it simple.  I will be demonstrating a very basic composition – a tree in a field. We will be using a limited muted color palette and working with larger brushes.  This is the class we’re we dive further into composition and layering to create depth.  We will practice more translucent layering for softness as well.  Here are the 5 specialty colors we will be using (they are delicious…):
  • Olive Yellow
  • Alizarin Orange
  • Cerulean Grey
  • Blue Ochre
  • Green Gold Ex. Pale
  • Titanium White
In class we are going to practice fusing BIG.   You have your choice of panel size – keep your panel size to no smaller than 4sq/ft and no larger than 6sq/ft.  Size examples:  24 x 24 / 18 x24 / 12 x 36 / 24 x 30.  There is a big difference when you start working in larger formats so we will be getting comfortable with starting large pieces.  Getting that perfect surface large scale is a challenge and we will get that under our belts…
  • Color mixing to create form:   Learn color combo’s to depict soft landscapes and tree form.  Explore mixing your own colors instead of painting straight from the “tube”.
  • Transparent & opaque layering:  We will practice how to achieve layers of depth – one of the most alluring aspects of encaustic art.
  • Creating a cohesive composition:  Move past the melted rainbow tie-die backgrounds!   We will discuss how to bring all the elements together into a painting that works.
 Of course there will be lecture/demos throughout each day with time to practice the techniques.

So what is included in the workshop?

  • R&F Encaustic Paint:  we will be using a limited palette of 5 specialty colors
  • R&F Encaustic Medium:  I’ve got the medium melted and ready to go!
  • Tools:  Brushes, incising tools, scrapers, rubber tools, etc….
  • The Heat:  Iwatani torches are available for you to use.
  • Safe working environment:  Limited seating offers you elbow room to spread out.  You get a whole table to yourself!  Galvanized sheet metal at each table provides a safe work space.  And oh yes, the classroom is ventilated!

Most of the materials are included but I am including a small list of things you should bring as well:

  • 1 cradled birch panel (American Easel brand recommended) size options: 24 x 24 / 18 x24 / 12 x 36 / 24 x 30
    • NO CANVAS BOARDS OR STRETCHED CANVAS, NO MASONITE, NO PLYWOOD, NOTHING GESSOED WITH ACRYLIC GESSO
    • Boards are available for purchase in the store if needed
  • Bottled water, snacks and lunch (It is very important to hydrate yourself with encaustic)
    • I ask students to please eat outside of the classroom to get some fresh air. Drinks are fine inside the classroom.  There is a Starbucks across the street and restaurants within walking distance from the store.
  • Notebook & pencil for taking notes
  • Appropriate attire and a great attitude: long hair tied back in ponytail, no flip flops, avoid loose-fitting “flowy” clothes.  Be prepared to learn and have fun!

REGISTER TODAY!

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast  and are limited to 4 students.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Encaustic class cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 2 weeks) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

“Acrylic Aspens” Acrylic workshop SAC (Oct 2020)

Explore this unique tree with a dynamic color palette! 

These stunning trees have been painted throughout the centuries and this workshop will show you how to create your own colorful aspen landscape.  Tree species have very individual personalities and aspens are perhaps one of the most distinctive.  Learn how to capture the beautiful characteristics of aspen trees: their luminescent colors, linear shape and singular white and black bark.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Acrylic Aspens” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of the forest.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 6 colors to create a serene aspen landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is the canvas?
Everything else is included!  How wonderful is that?!
(Please bring either a 12×12 or 12×24 stretched canvas)

However if you are curious about the materials we will be using in class and would like to purchase them so you can continue to practice at home, here is the list for your reference:Check out the Acrylic Aspens Materials List

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

“Acrylic Aspens” Acrylic workshop RWC (Sept 2020)

Explore this unique tree with a dynamic color palette! 

These stunning trees have been painted throughout the centuries and this workshop will show you how to create your own colorful aspen landscape.  Tree species have very individual personalities and aspens are perhaps one of the most distinctive.  Learn how to capture the beautiful characteristics of aspen trees: their luminescent colors, linear shape and singular white and black bark.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Acrylic Aspens” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of the forest.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 6 colors to create a serene aspen landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is the canvas?
Everything else is included!  How wonderful is that?!
(Please bring either a 12×12 or 12×24 stretched canvas)

However if you are curious about the materials we will be using in class and would like to purchase them so you can continue to practice at home, here is the list for your reference:Check out the Acrylic Aspens Materials List

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

“Indian Summer” Acrylic workshop SAC (Aug 2020)

The leaves are changing and so is the color palette! 

Fall Trees

Fall is around the corner and the lazy summer days are almost over.  A beautiful characteristic of the changing of seasons are the fiery colors of fall.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Indian Summer” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of autumn.

Take a breather before the holidays and watch the leaves change right before your eyes.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 4 colors to create a serene abstract fall landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.   This class is limited to 8 students so you will have plenty of support and time to create!

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 1 hour meal break mid-workshop.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is a 16 x 16 canvas?
Everything else is included! How wonderful is that?!

However if you are curious about the materials we will be using in class and would like to purchase them so you can continue to practice at home, here is the list for your reference: Check out the Indian Summer Materials List

Fall Trees 1

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

“Acrylic Aspens” Acrylic workshop SAC (Aug 2020)

Explore this unique tree with a dynamic color palette! 

These stunning trees have been painted throughout the centuries and this workshop will show you how to create your own colorful aspen landscape.  Tree species have very individual personalities and aspens are perhaps one of the most distinctive.  Learn how to capture the beautiful characteristics of aspen trees: their luminescent colors, linear shape and singular white and black bark.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Acrylic Aspens” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of the forest.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 6 colors to create a serene aspen landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is the canvas?
Everything else is included!  How wonderful is that?!
(Please bring either a 12×12 or 12×24 stretched canvas)

However if you are curious about the materials we will be using in class and would like to purchase them so you can continue to practice at home, here is the list for your reference:Check out the Acrylic Aspens Materials List

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

“Indian Summer Mini’s” Acrylic workshop RWC (Nov 2019)

The leaves are changing and so is the color palette! 

November is officially here!  A beautiful characteristic of the changing of seasons are the fiery colors of fall.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Indian Summer” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of autumn.

Take a breather before the holidays and watch the leaves change right before your eyes.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 4 beautiful colors to create a handful of miniature serene Fall abstract treescapes.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 15 minute break mid-workshop.

 

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class are the mini canvases?
Everything else is included!  How wonderful is that?!

It’s fun to mix and match – just remember, keep your size small!  Here are some size combo examples:

(3) 6 X 6

(2) 5 x 5 & (1) 5 x 7

(1) 6 x 12 & (2) 6 x 6

However if you are curious about the materials we will be using in class and would like to purchase them so you can continue to practice at home, here is the list for your reference: Check out the Indian Summer Minis 2020_materials list

Fall Trees 1

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

“Indian Summer” Acrylic workshop (Sept 2019)

The leaves are changing and so is the color palette! 

Fall Trees

Fall is around the corner and the lazy summer days are almost over.  A beautiful characteristic of the changing of seasons are the fiery colors of fall.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Indian Summer” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of autumn.

Take a breather before the holidays and watch the leaves change right before your eyes.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 4 colors to create a serene abstract fall landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.   This class is limited to 8 students so you will have plenty of support and time to create!

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

WOW!  All the artist-grade GOLDEN brand acrylic paint and GOLDEN brand acrylic medium is included?
How wonderful is that?!

There are some things that you will need to bring:  Check out the Indian Summer materials list

Fall Trees 1

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

“Indian Summer” Acrylic demonstration SAC

FREE DEMO!

Fall Trees

Fall is around the corner and the lazy summer days are almost over.  A beautiful characteristic of the changing of seasons are the fiery colors of fall.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Indian Summer” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of autumn.

Take a breather before the holidays and watch the leaves change right before your eyes.

This free demonstration will showcase how to use a limited palette of 4 unique colors to create a serene semi-abstract fall landscape.  How to effectively glaze, layer and mix the color you want will also be covered.
Interested in taking your skills to the next level?  Check out the Indian Summer workshop happening in Sacramento on September 28th!

 REGISTER TODAY!  

Call University Art in Sacramento at (916)443-5721 to reserve your spot as seating is limited.

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!

Fall Trees 1

“Indian Summer” Acrylic workshop RWC (Aug 2019)

The leaves are changing and so is the color palette! 

Fall Trees

Fall is around the corner and the lazy summer days are almost over.  A beautiful characteristic of the changing of seasons are the fiery colors of fall.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Indian Summer” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of autumn.

Take a breather before the holidays and watch the leaves change right before your eyes.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 4 colors to create a serene abstract fall landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.   This class is limited to 8 students so you will have plenty of support and time to create!

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

WOW!  All the artist-grade GOLDEN brand acrylic paint and GOLDEN brand acrylic medium is included?
How wonderful is that?!

There are some things that you will need to bring:  Check out the Indian Summer materials list

Fall Trees 1

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

“Acrylic Aspens” Acrylic workshop SAC (July 2019)

Explore this unique tree with a dynamic color palette! 

These stunning trees have been painted throughout the centuries and this workshop will show you how to create your own colorful aspen landscape.  Tree species have very individual personalities and aspens are perhaps one of the most distinctive.  Learn how to capture the beautiful characteristics of aspen trees: their luminescent colors, linear shape and singular white and black bark.  So let’s heat up our color palette!  “Acrylic Aspens” offers an opportunity to rejuvenate your color sense with the familiar hues of the forest.

The approach to this workshop is simple and the colors are bold.  We will use a limited palette of 6 colors to create a serene aspen landscape.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques.

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

WOW!  All the artist-grade GOLDEN brand acrylic paint and GOLDEN brand acrylic medium is included?
How wonderful is that?!

There are some things that you will need to bring:  Check out the Acrylic Aspens materials list

REGISTER TODAY!  

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!