“Deluxe Encaustic Lab” Encaustic workshop (Nov 2020)

Do you need an encaustic space to create?
It’s finally here!

materials

The Deluxe Encaustic Lab is a 3-hour block of time so you can focus, practice and paint.  This lab is uninstructed however I will be present in case you have a question or two.  This lab is designed to be a V.I.P. experience limited to only 5 participants.  Here is what’s included in your all-access ticket (drum roll please…)

  • R&F Encaustic Paint:  I have a rainbow array of colors that you can use.  This includes an assortment of metallics.  If you see a color that you like in my collection I am more than happy to get it melted for you.
  • R&F Encaustic Medium:  You don’t need to bring your skillet from home!  I’ve got the medium ready to go (read below if you are planning on using A LOT of medium)
  • Tools:  Brushes, Stencils, incising tools, scrapers, rubber tools and the like. Of course, if you are welcome to bring your own favorites from home if you have something special.
  • The Heat:  Iwatani torches and R&F Variable Temp Heat Guns are available for you to use.  I prefer and encourage the use of torches however if you are more comfortable with heat guns I can set one up for you.
  • 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!
  • Ready to go!  Just show up with your panels and any special/specific supplies you want to work with.  The space will be ready for you to jump in!

So what do you need to bring?

  • Panels:  I encourage small-scale projects since the lab is 3 hours.  Really use this time to focus on a few pieces rather than a lot of pieces.  I suggest panels around 5 x 5 up to 8 x 10 in size.  However if you feel like you can get results in that time frame on a larger panel such as 11 x 14 or 12 x 16 I can facilitate the extra wax for an additional materials fee of $25.  This fee would also be applied to multiple pours as well.  Basically any max-wax usage.
  • Specialty supplies: bring your own collage papers, inclusions, drawing materials, special tools or anything specific to your project.
  • Appropriate attire and a great attitude: jeans or long pants, no flip flops, long hair tied back in ponytail, avoid loose-fitting “flowy” clothes.

The Deluxe Encaustic Lab $100 “Golden Ticket” (because you know sometimes you need to treat yourself):

  • All of the above
  • Gain a half-hour of work-time 12:30pm – 4pm
  • PLUS the use of a 16 x 16 R&F Heated Palette.  This is GREAT if you want to practice color mixing
  • Max-Wax usage:  Work up to 16 x 20 and practice pours. (e-mail me ASAP to reserve your Golden Ticket as this is very limited)

Please email me and let me know how I can make your lab extra special!

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast and are limited to 5 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.  

“Encaustic Ink & Imagery” Encaustic workshop (Oct 2020)

A layer of colorful alcohol ink is separated by 3 layers of wax medium. India ink is brushed on and allowed to dry. I then created a positive and a negative image by scraping away the India ink, revealing the alcohol ink underneath.

Imagery & Ink!

The visual movement of encaustic is undeniably alluring, and yes, addicting.  By pairing it’s natural “controlled chaos” with the precision of ink and imagery you can create whole new levels of detail in your encaustic artwork.  This 1-day workshop goes beyond the basic introduction to the encaustic medium.  The emphasis of this workshop is to learn how to integrate India ink and image transfers into your encaustic paintings to make them more personal.  India ink is a wonderful way to bring your own brushstrokes, writing, and line work into your encaustic painting.   You will also learn how to successfully apply toner-based image transfers and how to control the torch so the images remain intact.  We will not be working towards a “completed painting” in this workshop; the emphasis will be on familiarizing ourselves with the application of the wax and ink techniques by creating multiple sample boards.  In addition to having painted a handful of encaustic creations, you will walk away with an understanding of why this medium is so alluring (and I warn you, addicting!)  This workshop is limited to only five students so you will have plenty of one-on-one support.

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

So what is included in the workshop?

  • R&F Encaustic Paint:  I have a rainbow array of colors that you can use.  This includes metallics.  If you see a color that you like in my collection I am more than happy to get it melted for you.
  • R&F Encaustic Medium:  I’ve got the medium melted and ready to go!
  • Tools:  Brushes, incising tools, scrapers, rubber tools, scissors, etc….
  • The Heat:  You WILL learn how to paint with fire!  Iwatani torches are available for you to use.
  • Imagery & Ink: India ink, stamps, India ink stamp pads, xeroxed images (in case you leave yours at home)
  • 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.  Oh yes, the room is ventilated!


image transfer

Most of the materials are included in the workshop.  Here is a small list of things you should bring as well:

  • 4 boards of various sizes (around 5×7 or 6×6 is ideal.  You may bring 1 larger panel 8×10 or 8×8)
    • Ampersand EncausticBords are good, so are cradled birch panels
    • NO CANVAS BOARDS OR STRETCHED CANVAS, NO MASONITE, NO PLYWOOD, NOTHING GESSOED WITH ACRYLIC GESSO
    • Additional boards are available for purchase in the store if needed
  • your own photocopied (xeroxed with toner) images in either b&w or color (size your images accordingly based on your board size) I suggest bringing duplicates 
    • please note:  these images will be mirrored once transferred. If your image includes text or if you want it facing a specific way you will need to have your imaged flipped or reversed
    • high-contrast images work well
    • NO INK-JET COPIES (ink-jet prints will not work for image transfers)
  • Bottled water, snacks and lunch (It is very important to hydrate yourself with encaustic)
    • I ask students to please eat lunch outside of the classroom to get some fresh air. Drinks are fine inside the classroom
  • 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!

How to stay cool in the classroom:

It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the Summer.  Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and can “breathe” – this includes shoes.  When your feet are cool, your body feels a little cooler (avoid flip flops or any shoes that you might trip on.  Sandals with a heel strap are ok)
  • Hydrate yourself:  Bring some cool water to keep yourself going through the workshop.
  • I have some cooling towels that you are free to use on the back of your neck in case the heat asserts itself 😉

REGISTER TODAY!

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast and are limited to 5 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!

“Deluxe Encaustic Lab” Encaustic workshop (June 2020)

Do you need an encaustic space to create?
It’s finally here!

materials

The Deluxe Encaustic Lab is a 3-hour block of time so you can focus, practice and paint.  This lab is uninstructed however I will be present in case you have a question or two.  This lab is designed to be a V.I.P. experience limited to only 5 participants.  Here is what’s included in your all-access ticket (drum roll please…)

  • R&F Encaustic Paint:  I have a rainbow array of colors that you can use.  This includes an assortment of metallics.  If you see a color that you like in my collection I am more than happy to get it melted for you.
  • R&F Encaustic Medium:  You don’t need to bring your skillet from home!  I’ve got the medium ready to go (read below if you are planning on using A LOT of medium)
  • Tools:  Brushes, Stencils, incising tools, scrapers, rubber tools and the like. Of course, if you are welcome to bring your own favorites from home if you have something special.
  • The Heat:  Iwatani torches and R&F Variable Temp Heat Guns are available for you to use.  I prefer and encourage the use of torches however if you are more comfortable with heat guns I can set one up for you.
  • 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!
  • Ready to go!  Just show up with your panels and any special/specific supplies you want to work with.  The space will be ready for you to jump in!

So what do you need to bring?

  • Panels:  I encourage small-scale projects since the lab is 3 hours.  Really use this time to focus on a few pieces rather than a lot of pieces.  I suggest panels around 5 x 5 up to 8 x 10 in size.  However if you feel like you can get results in that time frame on a larger panel such as 11 x 14 or 12 x 16 I can facilitate the extra wax for an additional materials fee of $25.  This fee would also be applied to multiple pours as well.  Basically any max-wax usage.
  • Specialty supplies: bring your own collage papers, inclusions, drawing materials, special tools or anything specific to your project.
  • Appropriate attire and a great attitude: jeans or long pants, no flip flops, long hair tied back in ponytail, avoid loose-fitting “flowy” clothes.

The Deluxe Encaustic Lab $100 “Golden Ticket” (because you know sometimes you need to treat yourself):

  • All of the above
  • Gain a half-hour of work-time 12:30pm – 4pm
  • PLUS the use of a 16 x 16 R&F Heated Palette.  This is GREAT if you want to practice color mixing
  • Max-Wax usage:  Work up to 16 x 20 and practice pours. (e-mail me ASAP to reserve your Golden Ticket as this is very limited)

Please email me and let me know how I can make your lab extra special!

How to stay cool in the classroom:

It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the Summer.  Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and can “breathe” – this includes shoes.  When your feet are cool, your body feels a little cooler (avoid flip flops or any shoes that you might trip on.  Sandals with a heel strap are ok)
  • Hydrate yourself:  Bring some cool water to keep yourself going through the workshop.
  • I have some cooling towels that you are free to use on the back of your neck in case the Summer heat asserts itself 😉

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast and are limited to 5 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.  

“Encaustic, Ink & Imagery” Encaustic workshop (April 2020)

A layer of colorful alcohol ink is separated by 3 layers of wax medium. India ink is brushed on and allowed to dry. I then created a positive and a negative image by scraping away the India ink, revealing the alcohol ink underneath.

Imagery & Ink!

The visual movement of encaustic is undeniably alluring, and yes, addicting.  By pairing it’s natural “controlled chaos” with the precision of ink and imagery you can create whole new levels of detail in your encaustic artwork.  This 1-day workshop goes beyond the basic introduction to the encaustic medium.  The emphasis of this workshop is to learn how to integrate India ink and image transfers into your encaustic paintings to make them more personal.  India ink is a wonderful way to bring your own brushstrokes, writing, and line work into your encaustic painting.   You will also learn how to successfully apply toner-based image transfers and how to control the torch so the images remain intact.  We will not be working towards a “completed painting” in this workshop; the emphasis will be on familiarizing ourselves with the application of the wax and ink techniques by creating multiple sample boards.  In addition to having painted a handful of encaustic creations, you will walk away with an understanding of why this medium is so alluring (and I warn you, addicting!)  This workshop is limited to only five students so you will have plenty of one-on-one support.

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

So what is included in the workshop?

  • R&F Encaustic Paint:  I have a rainbow array of colors that you can use.  This includes metallics.  If you see a color that you like in my collection I am more than happy to get it melted for you.
  • R&F Encaustic Medium:  I’ve got the medium melted and ready to go!
  • Tools:  Brushes, incising tools, scrapers, rubber tools, scissors, etc….
  • The Heat:  You WILL learn how to paint with fire!  Iwatani torches are available for you to use.
  • Imagery & Ink: India ink, stamps, India ink stamp pads, xeroxed images (in case you leave yours at home)
  • 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.  Oh yes, the room is ventilated!


image transfer

Most of the materials are included in the workshop.  Here is a small list of things you should bring as well:

  • 4 boards of various sizes (around 5×7 or 6×6 is ideal.  You may bring 1 larger panel 8×10 or 8×8)
    • Ampersand EncausticBords are good, so are cradled birch panels
    • NO CANVAS BOARDS OR STRETCHED CANVAS, NO MASONITE, NO PLYWOOD, NOTHING GESSOED WITH ACRYLIC GESSO
    • Additional boards are available for purchase in the store if needed
  • OPTIONAL: your own photocopied (xeroxed with toner) images in either b&w or color (size your images accordingly based on your board size) I suggest bringing duplicates 
    • please note:  these images will be mirrored once transferred. If your image includes text or if you want it facing a specific way you will need to have your imaged flipped or reversed
    • high-contrast images work well
    • NO INK-JET COPIES (ink-jet prints will not work for image transfers)
  • Bottled water, snacks and lunch (It is very important to hydrate yourself with encaustic)
    • I ask students to please eat lunch outside of the classroom to get some fresh air. Drinks are fine inside the classroom
  • 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!

How to stay cool in the classroom:

It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the Summer.  Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and can “breathe” – this includes shoes.  When your feet are cool, your body feels a little cooler (avoid flip flops or any shoes that you might trip on.  Sandals with a heel strap are ok)
  • Hydrate yourself:  Bring some cool water to keep yourself going through the workshop.
  • I have some cooling towels that you are free to use on the back of your neck in case the heat asserts itself 😉

REGISTER TODAY!

Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast and are limited to 5 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!

“Splash!” Ink Workshop (Oct)

1-DAY WORKSHOP IN VIBRANT INKS

Create energetic and colorful paintings by working with dye-based inks and white gouache on watercolor paper!
These inks are especially vibrant in color and have their own “personality” when dropped onto the wet surface of the paper. The staining effect these inks create is unique and exciting. When dry, the intense background can be sketched and painted over with highlights of white gouache. The outcome is a Technicolor “Splash” masterpiece that is dynamic, raw and powerful!

Splash banner

 

Where: Cribari Center Art Room at The Villages in San Jose, CA. (FYI non-resident attendees only: This is a gated community so you will need to let the gate attendant know that you are attending a workshop through the Arts and Crafts Association.)
Directions to Art Room

Resident Workshop fee: $120 cash or check made payable to Jaya King
Send $120 check to Barbara Gottesman (2016 Class and Workshop Scheduler):  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135 (or drop in the Arts & Crafts Assoc. mailbox in Cribari Center, opposite the VMA Office)
Checks must be received by June 18 to ensure your place in the workshop.

Non-Resident Workshop fee: $120 cash or check made payable to Jaya King.  Non resident guests must make out a second check for $10 made out to VACA.
Send both checks to Barbara Gottesman (2016 Class and Workshop Scheduler):  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135

To register: e-mail Barbara Gottesman at artsandcrafts2015@gmail.com or call 408-531-9402

Limit: 8 participants

Materials: Materials not included except for inks only. Splash Materials List.

“Splash!” Ink Workshop (June)

1-DAY WORKSHOP IN VIBRANT INKS

splash image 1

Create energetic and colorful paintings by working with dye-based inks and white gouache on watercolor paper!
These inks are especially vibrant in color and have their own “personality” when dropped onto the wet surface of the paper. The staining effect these inks create is unique and exciting. When dry, the intense background can be sketched and painted over with highlights of white gouache. The outcome is a Technicolor “Splash” masterpiece that is dynamic, raw and powerful!

I will also be doing a free demonstration of this process on June 5th – check out the details on my 2016 calendar!

splash workshop banner

Where: Cribari Center Art Room at The Villages in San Jose, CA. (FYI non-resident attendees only: This is a gated community so you will need to let the gate attendant know that you are attending a workshop through the Arts and Crafts Association.)
Directions to Art Room

Resident Workshop fee: $120 cash or check made payable to Jaya King
Send $120 check to Barbara Gottesman (2016 Class and Workshop Scheduler):  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135 (or drop in the Arts & Crafts Assoc. mailbox in Cribari Center, opposite the VMA Office)
Checks must be received by June 18 to ensure your place in the workshop.

Non-Resident Workshop fee: $120 cash or check made payable to Jaya King.  Non resident guests must make out a second check for $10 made out to VACA.
Send both checks to Barbara Gottesman (2016 Class and Workshop Scheduler):  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135
Checks must be received by June 18 to ensure your place in the workshop.

To register: e-mail Barbara Gottesman at artsandcrafts2015@gmail.com or call 408-531-9402

Limit: 8 participants

Materials: Materials not included except for inks only. Splash Materials List.

Splash! Workshop in inks

“Splash!”

Splash

1-DAY WORKSHOP IN VIBRANT INKS

Jaya King will teach how to create an energetic and colorful painting by working with dye-based inks and white gouache on watercolor paper. These inks are especially vibrant in color and have their own “personality” when dropped onto the wet surface of the paper. The staining effect these inks create is unique and exciting. When dry, the intense background can be sketched and painted over with highlights of white gouache. The outcome is a Technicolor “Splash” masterpiece that is dynamic, raw and powerful!

When: Sunday, July 12, 2015 10 am – 4 pm with 45 minute lunch break

Where: Cribari Center Art Room at The Villages. (FYI non-resident attendees only: This is a gated community so you will need to let the gate attendant know that you are attending a workshop through the Arts and Crafts Association.)
Directions to Art Room

Resident Workshop fee: $95 cash or check made payable to Jaya King
Send $95 check to Barbara Gottesman, 2015 Class and Workshop Scheduler:  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135 (or drop in the Arts & Crafts Assoc. mailbox in Cribari Center, opposite the VMA Office)
Checks must be received by July 6 to ensure your place in the workshop.

Non-Resident Workshop fee: $95 cash or check made payable to Jaya King.  Non resident guests must make out a second check for $10 made out to VACA.
Send both checks to Barbara Gottesman, 2015 Class and Workshop Scheduler:  5183 Cribari Knolls, SJ, CA 95135
Checks must be received by July 6 to ensure your place in the workshop.

To register: e-mail Barbara Gottesman at artsandcrafts2015@gmail.com or call 408-531-9402 by July 2

Limit: 8 participants

Materials: Materials not included except for inks only. See materials list below.

“Splash!” Workshop Materials List

Drawing tools:

  • 1 – 3 Bold/bright colored pencil of you choosing. (NOT water-soluble, yellow, white or black)
  • White eraser
  • 2H graphite pencil

Color:  I will be supplying all Private Reserve inks for the workshop

  • Opaque white gouache (not Zinc white). “Permanent White” by Winsor & Newton or “Pro-White” by Daler Rowney are good options.  We will be using a minimal amount of this so you and a friend can share to save on cost.

Brushes:  Synthetic is fine. These are the sizes I will be working with but if you have something similar that is alright too.

  • 1 Wash brush: 3/4” or 1”
  • 1 Wash brush: 1 1/2 “ or 2” (inexpensive Hake brushes are OK, however expect to pick hairs out of your painting!)
  • 2 Rounds: #4 & #10

Painting surfaces:

  • Watercolor paper: 2 full sheets (22” x 30”) 140lb cold press. Our projects will be cut to size from these papers (see diagram below) These sizes do not need to be exact so if you have a watercolor pad or block that is close in size that will be fine too. Student grade OK. Feel free to bring any extra practice watercolor paper if you like.
  • Drawing board to accommodate 15” x 22” (drawing tote board, gator foam, foam core, “The Incredible Art Board” all ok).

Other materials:

  • Spray bottle
  • Palette with at least 6 large/deep wells. Plastic “Mochi” snack containers work well.
  • At least 1 BIG water bucket. We will be changing water constantly!
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Salt
  • gloves to protect your handssplash-paper-layout.jpg