Instructor: Beth Leahy
Saturday October 28 9am-3pm first floor studio
The concept of value is often set aside when making art. But value is the "secret" to a successful work of art in any medium. Spend a day working with value and learning how to use it through a series of exercises developed to unlock its "secrets". You will understand how to use value in your artwork. All materials will be provided. Bring a lunch.
Fee: $95M | $105NM
Instructor: Sally Brandenburg
Saturday November 18th 1-3pm and Sunday November 19th 1-3pm, first floor studio
Working with Masa paper for watercolor, introduces students to techniques used for creating subtle textures, lines and depth. Watercolor artist Sally Brandenburg will guide students through the process using Arches 140 cold press paper and Masa paper to create beautiful watercolor paintings. Glue and Masa paper provided. Students responsible for their Arches paper and how it is mounted. (e.g. 3/4” board or block).
Fee: $95M | $105 NM
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
Friday March 16 through Sunday March 18 9am - 4pm, upstairs studio
The Medium of Collage illustrates not only where it has been but also where it is going; blurring the boundaries of possibilities, exposing rich storylines of experimentation while aiding in each student’s visual vocabulary. The use of color, texture and imagery will be emphasized through the layering of altered collage papers and acrylics. Students will be encouraged to build their own palette of papers. e connections to composition through design principles will be taught along with the intuitive process visually associated with the fine art of collage. Tack irons will be used to fuse the collage papers to a variety of desired surfaces. Clear image transfer technique will also be taught using the tack iron fusing method. Whether new to collage or more experienced, this workshop is designed to engage all levels of interest in the contemporary medium of collage. Limit 12 students.
Fee: $300M | $325NM
*Registration is taken direction through R&F Paints
Thursday November 9 through Sunday November 12
4 Day Comprehensive Encaustic Painting Workshop
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Time: 9 am to 4 pm, upstairs studio
Class Levels: Beginner--Intermediate, this class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study fundamental encaustic techniques.
For those who cannot attend workshops in our Kingston facility, R&F is happy to bring their superlative workshops to a studio near you. Join artist Sarah Rehmer for a 4 day comprehensive workshop at the La Grange Art League just outside of Chicago. Participants that are new to working with wax will gain a thorough understanding of the medium and method. We invite artists that are already familiar with the encaustics to come and continue building their skills.
We begin with a historical overview, introducing the classical method of encaustic painting, and then move into the 21st Century, demonstrating a wide variety of ways that encaustic can be used by contemporary artists today. Artists working in almost any medium will find these workshops are an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material. We will explore encaustic as a pure painting medium as well as a component or enhancement of mixed media works. The dynamic is high-energy and diverse because of the range of techniques covered and the mix of artist participants who contribute to the learning experience and discovery of new applications. Regularly scheduled demonstrations are alternated with time for hands-on-experience