ADVANCED ENCAUSTIC TOPICS, Santa Fe - August 21-25, 2017

A RETREAT in the beautiful Santa Fe hills
+ A WORKSHOP with morning demos of new and advanced encaustic
+ A MINI RESIDENCY with uninterrupted time to work on your personal goals with expert advice

THREE BONUSES: 1. FIVE DAYS, plus a free 1/2 day on 8/26 so you may pack up without interfering with your work or critiques!  2. Experience the meditative and freeing Ink and big brush/mop exercises (materials provided)! 3. Sign up to use the 60” x 42” HOTbox™ Grande!

This 5 + day session is offered by request every few years. It is for those who have command of encaustic technique and want to take their work and career farther with professional guidance, additional advanced techniques, uninterrupted time to work, and interaction with like-minded colleagues. Possibilities include the ability to work larger, create a body of work for an exhibition, or realize a special project or goal. In daily morning demos, Paula shares her latest discoveries and advanced techniques that interest you most. Afternoons and evenings in the studio are for your self directed work. Included are individual consultations and group critiques with Paula. Afternoons are your time to work, take walks in the surrounding hills, or visit world-class galleries and museums in Santa Fe.

Past participants have been able to "workshop" their ideas with the group and create conceptually and formally rigorous works with great success. (See the pictures!) Paula shares career topics relevant to working artists, and her new-found materials, techniques, and display methods!

FORMAT: Demonstrations are 10AM-12:30 PM daily. Afternoons and evenings are your studio work-time, with Paula available until 4 PM. The studio is open to you before and after workshop hours. Participants identify their goals through a questionnaire and optional phone consultation at least 1 month prior so that preparations can be made. Please be present for group sharing/crits on day five, 8/26! This class limited to 8.

SKILL LEVEL III-IV: Admittance to this class is by instructor permission following review of applicant’s digital images of works. Please be well versed in the encaustic method you wish to pursue, as basic instruction will NOT be given, i.e., this is not the workshop to learn level I or II monotypes or painting. However, Paula will help you extend your skills, find new ones, and meet your goals. Participants are expected to be working artists with exhibition experience. Email: to confirm that you are ready for this class.

SUPPLIES:  Some materials are included. Each participant will have the option use of a Roland Double HOTbox™, a full table and some shared table spaces. We supply encaustic medium or beeswax (up to 3 pounds per person), shop materials, appliances (torches, heat guns, hot pots, griddles, pans, irons, hot pens), and many small tools. Since you each have individual preferences and goals, please bring your own encaustic paint, panels, and print paper. Also bring materials or tools that apply to your specific work. We do not supply paint! We can suggest a local panel-maker who will deliver to the studio if you order well in advance. There is a very good art supply store, Artisans, in Santa Fe. They carry encaustic paint, R&F oil sticks, and many items for encuaustic needs, although stock of panels often runs low. You may also ship supplies to us a few weeks ahead. Send to 523 Cortez St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Attn: hold for Advanced workshop.

COST: $1095  Half payment of $547.50 holds your place. Balance is due 45 days prior. Mark your calendar and make your payment by 7/7/17 or you may lose your space.


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