private lessons, mentoring, one-on-one sessions, and small group workshops also available. Please email for more information.
2018 workshops
expanding your vision with oil and cold wax
Guest Instructor – Lisa Pressman
February 11-13, 2018
ATELIER ONE ARTIST STUDIOS #8, 2860 Bowen St., GRATON, CA

The focus of this workshop will be on expanding your personal vocabulary, on content, how to see, and moving your work forward.  We will be exploring cold wax and other media to create  expressive, richly surfaced paintings. Materials such as: R&F pigment sticks; graphite, pastels and oil paint will be introduced. Demonstrations include;  layering, excavating, mono printing  glazing along with, texture, mark making and editing. Students will be encouraged to work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion, individual support, power points and more.  Some art background preferred. Workshop is for beginners to-professionals. FULL! Email me to get on the waiting list.

 

expanding your vision with oil and cold wax
Guest Instructor – Lisa Pressman
February 16-19, 2018
ATELIER ONE ARTIST STUDIOS #8, 2860 Bowen St., GRATON, CA

The focus of this workshop will be on expanding your personal vocabulary, on content, how to see, and moving your work forward.  We will be exploring cold wax and other media to create  expressive, richly surfaced paintings. Materials such as: R&F pigment sticks; graphite, pastels and oil paint will be introduced. Demonstrations include;  layering, excavating, mono printing  glazing along with, texture, mark making and editing. Students will be encouraged to work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion, individual support, power points and more.  Some art background preferred. Workshop is for beginners to-professionals. FULL! Email me to get on the waiting list.

concept, passion, MATERIALITY and craft: east
with susan stover and Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
March 7-11, 2018, lexington, ky

The simplest of materials, the humblest of tools, the sincerest of results. Tar. Rust. Wax. Found materials. Come try something old, in a new way~ Whether you work intuitively or with fully formed ideas, this workshop will explore the threads that run through our work, what drives us to create, what draws us to work with certain materials, and how we can hone our skills to complete our best work. Join artists Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch and Susan Stover for this in depth intensive at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, Kentucky. This all-inclusive retreat explores all Sue and Trish have developed with materials, ideas and what inspires their practices, in expectation that they can help to further your own individual direction. This is an investment of deep exploration in encaustic with intense focus on tar and rust interplay. Registration here.

exploring lands(cape) with pattern and encaustic: a wine country retreat
with susan stover and lorraine glessner
april 16-20, 2018, 10:00-4:00 EACH DAY
ATELIER ONE ARTIST STUDIOS #8, 2860 Bowen St., GRATON, CA

The mark of nature combined with encaustic painting creates timeless works which reference memory, change and time. Whether inspired by patterns and textures of distant lands or the immediate environment, we will utilize the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic in combination with pattern and repetition on fabric and paper. Participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirit and essence of the land as each chooses to define it. This workshop focuses on the creation of intricate patterns, expressive personal surfaces and complex, multi-layered pieces utilizing and in combination with encaustic painting techniques such as patterned collage, stencils, candy molds, tjaps, and pyrography (creating marks with heated metal and wood burning tools). Considerations such as using pattern and repetition to support and/or strengthen content as well as presentations by both instructors on their inspirations and how it relates to the subject of lands/landscape will also be discussed. Daily walks exploring the area’s vineyards, orchards, redwood forests and the Pacific coast are led by Susan and Lorraine and will provide the inspiration for which to develop ideas while also developing your personal artistic voice through listening, mapping, touching, collecting and communing with nature through all of the senses. Optional individual critiques with both instructors will be offered to all participants.

**Please note that participants should be prepared to spend time outside as well as in the studio. In the event that participants are unable to participate in the workshop walks, participants are welcome to opt out and alternative outdoor creative exercises will be provided.

Full description and registration here.

pattern and repetition: fabric and wax
may 18-20, 2018, 10:00-4:00 EACH DAY
hirst printmaking studio, chicago, il

Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery. Using encaustic in combination with surface design and mark-making techniques on fabric, this workshop will explore pattern and repetition in art. Students will explore their own interest in this topic and encouraged to develop personal images, motifs and marks. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Instruction will be given on silk painting, sun printing, batik, stamping wax, tjanting tools, layering, and stenciling to create patterns and unique marks on silk and how to incorporate it into encaustic. Students will create a series of repeated images on small panels and individual pieces that address their interests and ideas. Discussions and examples will include uses of pattern and repetition conceptually as well as compositionally. For registration and information here.

Grids: Exploring Pattern, Structure and Multiple Units
june 6-7, 2018
following the international encaustic conference
truro center for the arts, truro, ma

Grids are integral to the building of our homes, streets, and cities. We see them as calendars, ledgers, fences, windows, puzzles and games.  Grids and variations of the grid form the basic structure of decorative patterns. This class explores how, in artwork, grids can provide an underlying structure, be involved conceptually, and present options for groupings and installations. Participants will explore different layouts for creating patterns, how grids can be used compositionally, and the flexibility of working with individual modules to create larger pieces. Discussions and slide presentation to include other artists and inspiration from the environment. Using encaustic and mixed media techniques on panel, participants will be encouraged to investigate their individual interests in response to the presented material. Registration and information here.