March 9 - 12, 2022
10am - 4pm
on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay
August 15-19, 2022
9am - 5pm
in the Laurel Highlands near Pittsburgh
The word Encaustic, from the Greek language, means "to heat" or "to burn in" which refers to the process of fusing the beeswax-based paint after each layer of application. The paint is heated on a hot palette and applied with natural bristle brushes. Layering, scraping, glazing and many other options are possible with this incredible medium. Students will gain a working knowledge of painting with encaustic and an appreciation for its surface quality and versatility. Studio set-up and safety will also be covered.
Encaustic paint is best used on a rigid surface that is both absorbent and heat resistant. Ampersand and R&F Handmade Paints have teamed up to develop an amazing panel called Encausticbord™ that is made especially for the unique demands of encaustic painting. Encausticbord gives artists a super-absorbent, smooth, bright white surface that is ready to go and provides a beautiful, professional presentation for encaustic paintings.
10am - 4pm
2 Kat Studios
in the high desert of Northern Arizona
June 28 - July 1, 2022
9am - 4pm
Grand Marais, MN
on Lake Superior
This workshop offer students an opportunity to break free from expectation and discover oil painting without a brush. With R&F Pigment Sticks as our oil paint and Gamblin's cold wax medium, we will build up layers of paint using a variety of methods, discover new tools and ways of working to create rich and authentic small works on paper and Ampersand's Gessobord.
My home studio doubles as a comfortable and safely equipped workshop for private lessons and small group instruction (4 students max.). A full day for 2 = $250 each, for example, and includes most supplies. Private lessons are slightly higher. Please contact me for scheduling.
"This workshop was far superior to any art training experience I have had. Can't say enough about Julie Snidle's teaching skill and hospitality. Perfect studio venue.
Best birthday I've had in years!!" -Beth H.
"Julie was informative, relaxed, and gave us ample time to experiment. Fun!" - Dianne G.
"It was very fun and really gave the opportunity to be creative. Julie was great. I would like to take more classes from her." - Amy R.
"Julie was well prepared, knowledgeable, and fun.
I liked the exercises and demos." -T.B.
"The class was great! Very well presented." -Kristine G.
"Julie was wonderful! I loved this class!" -Pat C.
"It was so excellent! Bring Julie back please!" -Lisa H.
"It was very well organized." -Andrea J.
"Now I feel like I know what encaustic painting really is!" -Anne B.
"Excellent instruction! Great teacher!" -Stacy B.
"Julie was great! The pace of the class was just right." -Sheila M.
"The workshop definitely made me want to continue painting with encaustic." -A.W.
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