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, May 16, 2012


Cedars Watching Sunset, Oil on linen, 20X40, $900

This month, Cedars Watching Sunset, was accepted in the national juried show, Dimensions 2012, in Winston-Salem, NC. It will be on display at Associated Artists gallery located on the corner of 4th Street and Cherry St. until the end of May, 2012.

What was the inspiration of Cedars Watching the Sunset? Driving home from Elodie Farm to Hillsborough along St. Mary’s, I was struck by the beautiful sunset. Sunsets are so difficult to paint in plein air as they change every second. One glorious scene moment to moment unveils itself and the best you can do is sit and watch the display and let it pour over you. Which is exactly what I did. 

As I neared Schley Road I noticed a row of cedar trees that appeared to be gazing at the sunset as awestruck as I and I just had to paint the scene. These trees took on an anthropomorphic quality. Their pleasing shapes standing erect and their needles and branches aglow with the glorious colors of the sun screamed out to me. I felt the glow of the sun deep inside my chest. I headed home as the sun dipped beneath the horizon and went straight to the studio to begin mixing colors to replicate the colors that were swimming in my head. The warm orange and pinks with dabs of cerulean that lit up the sky. The deep colors of blues and green that included prussian blue, midnight blue, peacock blue, cerulean, indigo, teals, forest green, olives, even eggplant and magenta. They brought to mind my 64 color crayola box of crayons that was my best friend as a preschooler.  

This is an oil on linen painting of Cedars Watching the Sunset if framed with a North Carolina maple floater frame. I love cedar trees. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting. I saw this in Winston-Salem.