Sunday, June 20, 2010

Institute offers workshops

The Encaustic Art Institute is offering several workshops for all levels of skill from beginning to advanced. Those who have been wanting to learn this process of painting with pigmented wax can attend a one or two day workshop being offered Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1. Instructor is Russell Thurston, who has exhibited and taught encaustic painting in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Fe during the past ten years. See examples of his work at
His July 31 session will focus on beginning encaustic painting, including how to apply the medium; fusing; scraping and layering techniques. The August 1st session will focus on intermediate encaustic painting and cover using specialized encaustic tools, stenciling, embossing, transfer techniques and creating a 3-D surface. Contact Russell at or go to his website.

R & F Paints returns to the Institute August 4 - 8 with artist Gina Adams as instructor. Gina will cover encaustic basics such as safety, preparation of surfaces, tools and techniques for fusing, collage, casting, carving and more. All levels of artists from beginners to advanced are welcome. Contact Laura Moriarty, Director of Exhibitions and Workshops at R & F Handmade Paints: for more information.

3-D encaustic artists Karon Leigh (Arizona) and Randi Harper (Washington) will offer a "New Dimensions" workshop at the Institute September 1 - 4. Contact Karon at for more information. In conjunction with this workshop, the Institute will mount an exhibition featuring the use of encaustic in three dimensional work, August 21 - September 12. Details to follow on the blog.

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