Encaustic Workshops


Instructors: Jude Lobe and Carol Engler
Location: Horseshoe Farm, Westfield, NC
Dates: Saturday & Sunday. September 17 & 18th, 2016.
Cost: $300. (Includes overnight accommodations, Saturday lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch)
Spend the night in the air-conditioned cabin on-site. Limited to 5 persons.
All materials will be supplied. At the end of the workshop you should have completed at least 3 works of art and a sample board.

Spend the weekend in a beautiful venue to learn encaustic painting. Spend free time hiking trails in the woods along the river and lake, cooling off in the swimming pool, and relaxing at night in the hot tub with a glass of wine.

We will have 3 sessions on Saturday with breaks for lunch and dinner. On Sunday we will begin with breakfast then have a session. After breaking for lunch, participants will have the afternoon to work on their own or enjoy the surroundings or both. If you want to hike on Sunday, a lunch bag with sandwich and drink will be prepared for you.

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Scene from walking down the trail from the cabin is this view of the lake.

What will be covered
• Materials needed to begin working in encaustics
• What type supports to use and how to prepare them
• Creating colored wax from earth pigments
• Embedding objects, fabric or paper into the painting
• Fusing layers and learning heat control
• Inscribing and making texture
• Applying alcohol ink
• Sources for supplies.

Space is limited. Small class size (usually 4 to 5 students) makes for a very personalized learning experience and students of all skill levels gain from the intimate studio environment. Due to the limited number of spaces available per class early registration is recommended to secure your spot. Cabin has 2 twin beds in downstairs bedroom, and 2 twin beds and 1 king size bed in the upstairs bedroom. It has a full kitchen if you’d like to bring snack food or extra drinks.

You will receive a Workshop pamphlet that has information about how to begin working in Encaustic, the workshop schedule and sources. At the workshop we will begin by doing a Sample Board of techniques applying textures, collage, inscribing, etc. This will be a good reference to use during the workshop and to refer to when you are home.

Please give your name and address so we can send you directions, syllabus and schedule and reminders about bringing a bathing suit if you are using the hot tub and/or swimming pool. Towels and linens will be provided. You do not need a paypal account to pay. To REGISTER or FMI: Click HERE.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


ROCKER, Acrylic 18X24, $500
Sometimes the music moves me. I mostly have music playing when I'm working in the studio and sometimes I hear it consciously and when I have a blank canvas in front of me, the canvas begins to fill with brush strokes of flowing colors. That how the Rocker began. I have quite a few friends that are musicians and many times they become  muses for me. The area around the Triangle is lucky to have so many talented musicians, that you can just about find someone playing music, like the Rocker, in any coffee bar, restaurant or cafe you happen to walk into.

The last musician piece I painted was the Rocker. It's very textural and if you look closely you will notice other interesting things that appear like script.

I'm trying to think of the best place to market my music pieces. If you have any great ideas, please pass them on. I've just contracted with a gallery in Black Mountain and think it might be the place to take these works. If you haven't been to Black Mountain recently, now is the time to go. Check out Anthm Gallery, 100.5 West State St, Black Mountain.

Presently, ROCKER, is at Fine Art Carolina Gallery in historic downtown Mebane, NC.

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