“Winter Delta Abstracts” Acrylic workshop (Dec 2020)

This 1-day acrylic workshop will highlight the relationship of core compositional elements between landscapes and abstracts. We will focus on creating a simple semi-abstract Delta landscape using a limited color palette through step-by-step exercises.  Glazing and layering techniques using opaque and transparent colors will be covered in order to achieve depth in a landscape painting.  In addition to the basic compositional elements, students will also learn how to tap into the intuitive aspect of painting and dive into abstract interpretation. Demonstrations and individualized feedback will be given throughout the workshop.

class 6All 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 the canvas?
Everything else is included!  How wonderful is that?!
(Please bring either a 16×20 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 Delta Abstract Materials List

 

Delta Abstracts Student Work

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!

“Eucalyptus in Acrylic” Acrylic workshop SAC (Aug 2020)

One extraordinary tree we see sprouted in our landscape is the beautiful eucalyptus.  There is something very alluring about it’s rainbow of color and underlying luminosity that makes this tree especially interesting.  In this one day workshop we will paint a solitary eucalyptus tree against a simplified blue sky background.  By singling out our subject matter we will be better able to pinpoint the distinctive qualities of this tree species. By focusing on color, brushstroke, and translucencywe will practice painting in layers in order to achieve the details found in these beautiful trees.   There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering layering, brushstroke / line-work and color-mixing along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.  We will discuss bark, leaves and how to shape your tree so it is more life-like.  By learning how to define and paint the characteristics of eucalyptus trees they will be easier to add into your own landscape paintings!

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Working with Layers:  Understand the impact of glazes and working on a spectrum of transparent to opaque.
  • Specific Color Mixing:  Explore the “rainbow” of eucalyptus by using a limited color palette.
  • Brush Action:  Practice different brush strokes and line work in order to depict bark movement, branches and leaves.
  • Proper Paint Application:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  How to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is a 16×20 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 Eucalyptus in Acrylic 2020_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!

“Flat to Form: Dimensional Painting in Acrylic” Acrylic workshop RWC (July 2020)

NEW DATE: JULY 26TH

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Understanding how to paint a 3-dimensional form is imperative in creating realistic portraits, landscapes, still-life, you name it.
The question is, how do we translate three dimensional LIFE into a two dimensional PAINTING?

This is an acrylic workshop, however the techniques learned are applicable to other painting media.

This half-day acrylic workshop is designed to shed light on how to paint dimension by using Tints, Tones & Shades.  Using a limited color palette will keep the form building exercises simple and attainable.   We will be working with Black, White + 1 Color (and you will have the opportunity to select the 1 color you’d like to work with!).  By focusing on strategic greyscale color mixing, layering techniques, and light source, we will practice painting simplified 3-D elements.  The wonderful secret to this workshop is that the techniques learned are applicable to ANY subject matter.  For instance, if your still-life paintings have a “sticker-like flatness”, the exercises practiced in this workshop will help give them more dimension.  If your portraits appear to be wearing a mask, this workshop will help give facial features more structure by focusing on highlight and shadow.  The process of painting 3-D form in a landscape painting, such as a tree’s foliage or a full-bodied cloud in the sky, will also be more easily attainable.  There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering color-mixing, layering techniques and how to apply Tints, Tones & Shades to a painting along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.

We will be working on multiple small studies and samples instead of working towards one completed painting.  

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Tints, Tones & Shades:  Understand how Black and White can affect a color and why they are important.
  • Loading Your Brush:  Discover pigment strength and controlling how much paint to add to a color mix in order not to “backtrack”.
  • Layering to Paint Form:  Learn where to begin when painting a 3-D form.  We will practice by painting a simple sphere.
  • Proper Paint Application & Palette Management:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.  Let’s keep that palette in check too!
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  Using Tints, Tones & Shades to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! WHAAA!?

Participants will be supplied with: 

Artist-Grade “GOLDEN” brand acrylics and Matte Medium
“Canvasette” Sheets (if you already have a “Mixed Media” sketchbook that you would like to work in feel free to bring it!)
Brushes
Palette Paper
Paper Towels & Water Container

Since this is a half day workshop there will be a short break mid-workshop.  Feel free to bring water and snacks to keep you comfortable.

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?  University Art in Redwood City has a parking lot!

“Flat to Form: Dimensional Painting in Acrylic” Acrylic workshop SAC (July 2020)

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Understanding how to paint a 3-dimensional form is imperative in creating realistic portraits, landscapes, still-life, you name it.
The question is, how do we translate three dimensional LIFE into a two dimensional PAINTING?

This is an acrylic workshop, however the techniques learned are applicable to other painting media.

This half-day acrylic workshop is designed to shed light on how to paint dimension by using Tints, Tones & Shades.  Using a limited color palette will keep the form building exercises simple and attainable.   We will be working with Black, White + 1 Color (and you will have the opportunity to select the 1 color you’d like to work with!).  By focusing on strategic greyscale color mixing, layering techniques, and light source, we will practice painting simplified 3-D elements.  The wonderful secret to this workshop is that the techniques learned are applicable to ANY subject matter.  For instance, if your still-life paintings have a “sticker-like flatness”, the exercises practiced in this workshop will help give them more dimension.  If your portraits appear to be wearing a mask, this workshop will help give facial features more structure by focusing on highlight and shadow.  The process of painting 3-D form in a landscape painting, such as a tree’s foliage or a full-bodied cloud in the sky, will also be more easily attainable.  There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering color-mixing, layering techniques and how to apply Tints, Tones & Shades to a painting along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.

We will be working on multiple small studies and samples instead of working towards one completed painting.  

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Tints, Tones & Shades:  Understand how Black and White can affect a color and why they are important.
  • Loading Your Brush:  Discover pigment strength and controlling how much paint to add to a color mix in order not to “backtrack”.
  • Layering to Paint Form:  Learn where to begin when painting a 3-D form.  We will practice by painting a simple sphere.
  • Proper Paint Application & Palette Management:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.  Let’s keep that palette in check too!
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  Using Tints, Tones & Shades to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! WHAAA!?

Participants will be supplied with: 

Artist-Grade “GOLDEN” brand acrylics and Matte Medium
“Canvasette” Sheets (if you already have a “Mixed Media” sketchbook that you would like to work in feel free to bring it!)
Brushes
Palette Paper
Paper Towels & Water Container

Since this is a half day workshop there will be a short break mid-workshop.  Feel free to bring water and snacks to keep you comfortable.

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!

“Eucalyptus in Acrylic” Acrylic workshop SAC (June 2020)

One extraordinary tree we see sprouted in our landscape is the beautiful eucalyptus.  There is something very alluring about it’s rainbow of color and underlying luminosity that makes this tree especially interesting.  In this one day workshop we will paint a solitary eucalyptus tree against a simplified blue sky background.  By singling out our subject matter we will be better able to pinpoint the distinctive qualities of this tree species. By focusing on color, brushstroke, and translucencywe will practice painting in layers in order to achieve the details found in these beautiful trees.   There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering layering, brushstroke / line-work and color-mixing along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.  We will discuss bark, leaves and how to shape your tree so it is more life-like.  By learning how to define and paint the characteristics of eucalyptus trees they will be easier to add into your own landscape paintings!

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Working with Layers:  Understand the impact of glazes and working on a spectrum of transparent to opaque.
  • Specific Color Mixing:  Explore the “rainbow” of eucalyptus by using a limited color palette.
  • Brush Action:  Practice different brush strokes and line work in order to depict bark movement, branches and leaves.
  • Proper Paint Application:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  How to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

OH WOW!  

All you need to bring to class is a 16×20 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 Eucalyptus in Acrylic 2020_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!

“Encaustic Layering & Collage” Encaustic workshop (June 2020)

NEW DATE:  JUNE 26TH

Layering & Collage!

The visual movement of encaustic is undeniably alluring, and yes, addicting.  By pairing it’s natural “controlled chaos” with the exciting layering effects of collage paper and fabric inclusions you can create whole new levels of color, pattern and dimension 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 collage paper, tissue paper and various fabrics safely into your encaustic paintings to make them more personal.  We will discuss the effect of UV light on paper inclusions and how to make paper choices that will allow your artwork to last.  You will also learn how to control the torch (yes, we will be using fire!) so the collage papers 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 collage 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.
  • Collage Paper & Fabric:  Assorted collage papers, rice papers, tissue papers, book pages, patterned napkins and fabrics
  • 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!

 

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
  • I will have collage paper for you to use however you are welcome to bring your own if you like.  Bring any collage paper, tissue paper or fabrics you would like to experiment with (please be open to sharing with other students).  Thank you for limiting yourself to filling an 11×14 envelope (yes, I understand its challenging!) 
  • 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!

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!

“Landscape Lab” Acrylic workshop SAC (May 2020)

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

We are always surrounded by landscape.  The picturesque views of the mountains, oceans, or rolling hills of California only describe a few.  The question is, how do we translate three dimensional LIFE into a two dimensional PAINTING?  This half-day workshop is designed to help keep the elements of the landscape simple and attainable.  By focusing color, brushstroke, and shape we will practice building elements commonly found in the landscape surrounding us.  The wonderful secret to this workshop is that the techniques learned are applicable in ANY subject matter and not just limited to landscape.  For instance, the brushstroke to create grass might also be used to paint fur.  The process of building 3D form in a tree’s foliage is also applicable for how one might paint a cloud; and the color used for bark has countless other possibilities. This workshop will focus on how to create simplified landscape elements with an emphasis on trees/shrubs, lush grass/dried grass, and earth tone color mixes.  There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering layering, brush / line-work and color-mixing along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.

We will be working on multiple small studies and samples instead of working towards one completed painting.  

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Picking Your Paint & Landscape Color Mixing:  Understand the impact of color choice and how it effects an overall mood.
  • Sketching with Paint:  Keeping it loose and then add details with layers
  • Brush Action:  Learn about the different brush shapes and what they do.  Practice different brush strokes and line work.  Experiment with dry brush and scumbling.
  • Proper Paint Application:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  How to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! WHAAA!?

Participants will be supplied with: 

Artist-Grade “GOLDEN” brand acrylics and Matte Medium
“Canvasette” Sheets (if you already have a “Mixed Media” sketchbook that you would like to work in feel free to bring it!)
Brushes
Palette Paper
Paper Towels & Water Container

Since this is a half day workshop there will be a short break mid-workshop.  Feel free to bring water and snacks to keep you comfortable.

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!

“Big Sky: Sunset/Sunrise” acrylic workshop SAC (May 2020)

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 28TH

One of the most beautiful subjects to paint in nature is the ever-changing sky. Sunsets, starry nights, lazy summer days, and storm fronts provide a lifetime of inspiration. Who can argue that one of the most dynamic natural elements of the sky above are the clouds? These are the personality of the landscape and are glorious to paint. This acrylic workshop will focus on creating depth in a simple “sky-scape” (pictured above).  The emphasis of this Big Sky workshop will be the lighting effect of a sunrise or sunset.  Demo’s will be given throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques. By using a limited color palette of only 4 colors we will build up transparent and opaque layers to ultimately capture the beautifully expressive “Wild Blue Yonder”.

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 12×24 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 Big Sky 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!

“Landscape Lab” Acrylic workshop RWC (May 2020)

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

We are always surrounded by landscape.  The picturesque views of the mountains, oceans, or rolling hills of California only describe a few.  The question is, how do we translate three dimensional LIFE into a two dimensional PAINTING?  This half-day workshop is designed to help keep the elements of the landscape simple and attainable.  By focusing color, brushstroke, and shape we will practice building elements commonly found in the landscape surrounding us.  The wonderful secret to this workshop is that the techniques learned are applicable in ANY subject matter and not just limited to landscape.  For instance, the brushstroke to create grass might also be used to paint fur.  The process of building 3D form in a tree’s foliage is also applicable for how one might paint a cloud; and the color used for bark has countless other possibilities. This workshop will focus on how to create simplified landscape elements with an emphasis on trees/shrubs, lush grass/dried grass, and earth tone color mixes.  There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day covering layering, brush / line-work and color-mixing along with time to practice the demonstrated technique.

We will be working on multiple small studies and samples instead of working towards one completed painting.  

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Picking Your Paint & Landscape Color Mixing:  Understand the impact of color choice and how it effects an overall mood.
  • Sketching with Paint:  Keeping it loose and then add details with layers
  • Brush Action:  Learn about the different brush shapes and what they do.  Practice different brush strokes and line work.  Experiment with dry brush and scumbling.
  • Proper Paint Application:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.
  • Achieving Depth in a Landscape:  Foreground, middle ground, background:  How to make areas appear distant and emphasize elements that are close.

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.

ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! WHAAA!?

Participants will be supplied with: 

Artist-Grade “GOLDEN” brand acrylics and Matte Medium
“Canvasette” Sheets (if you already have a “Mixed Media” sketchbook that you would like to work in feel free to bring it!)
Brushes
Palette Paper
Paper Towels & Water Container

Since this is a half day workshop there will be a short break mid-workshop.  Feel free to bring water and snacks to keep you comfortable.

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.  

“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!