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2014 Encaustic Workshops with Heidi Beal

Join Heidi Beal in a fun, inspiring, and supportive environment for one of her awesome workshops! Whether you are a painter or work in photography, collage, or sculpture, you will love to add the unique Encaustic magic to your work! No experience is needed. You only need to bring your creative self!  Once the ancient medium of the Greeks 2500 years ago, Encaustic Painting has experienced huge popularity in the contemporary art community. Hot molten beeswax, pigments, and tree resin make up your palette as you create luminous texture with an infinite number of techniques!

In Heidi's encaustic workshops, you will experience a comprehensive approach to encaustic painting, giving you everything you need to begin your encaustic journey. Heidi will encourage students to learn & experiment with a vast variety of encaustic techniques, creating sample boards as well as completed art which they will take home for future reference. Heidi is known for her power-packed workshops, filled with tons of demos of generous information!  Come and be a part of it ALL!

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Encaustic Workshops at Heidi's new home Studio in Bakersfield, California
Over my many years of teaching, I have come to understand the value of learning and networking that happens during an art workshop.  Lifelong friendships are built, amazing new perspectives on oneself are expanded, new goals are set, the professional bar of excellence is raised, and the context of oneself within their art community is better understood.  Although much can be had in the studio, often, these rich experiences happen over lunch with your teacher, sharing a hotel room with another student, or taking a meditative walk during a break.   I also know that food and lodging costs can take their toll on investing in oneís art practice.  As a result, many of my out of town students seek out more affordable options to expensive and lonely hotel rooms.  These needs of my students have shaped my lifelong dream to provide a residential learning environment for my encaustic workshops.

My comprehensive encaustic workshops at my new home studio in downtown Bakersfield offers just this kind of experience.  In a relaxing and community environment, students will have the opportunity to take encaustic workshops with me while sharing meals, lodging, and extended studio time onsite.  My 109 year old home will be your home for nurturing those creative juices and the ole brick carriage house out back will be your studio.
                                                                                    -Heidi Beal
 

See below for a full description of all her workshops.

To sign up, for more information, or to be put on Heidi's email list,
call Heidi Beal at 805-712-0612
or email Heidi here.

Encaustic Painting with an Emphasis in
Photography & Collage


4 Days, Thursday - Sunday
Cost: $450  
including all materials

Perfect for both beginning & experienced students!

If you have taken Heidi's workshop before, you might opt to work more independently on your own work, with periodic consults with Heidi.
Group studio & demo time is from
9pm - 4pm.  Onsite residential students are welcome to take advantage of extended studio hours too!

offered
Oct 30 - Nov 2
2014
SPACE AVAILABLE

Gather at Heidi's home Thursday afternoon after 3pm. Dinner will be served at 5pm as we get acquainted. After dinner, beginning students will receive a 3 hour encaustic orientation, giving them a jump start in the studio Friday morning.  Experienced students can sit in as a valuable review or use it as free time.

On Friday, experienced students will prepare for projects while beginning students begin to learn the basics. Techniques taught will include collage, photo underlays, photo transfers, and jas paper transfers. Students may bring photography or other found images or they may use visual materials that are provided.  This workshop is perfect for both beginning and experienced students.

On Sunday, we will take it to the next level! Heidi will share her unique techniques for transferring photographic images onto fabric which can then be illuminated from behind the fabric!  Additional advanced photographic techniques will be taught such as embedding tissue paper prints and advanced pours.

 

Encaustic Painting with an Emphasis in
Texture, Carving
& Mixed Media Mark Making

Thursday - Sunday
Cost: $450  
including all materials

Perfect for both beginning & experienced students!

If you have taken Heidi's workshop before, you might opt to work more independently on your own work, with periodic consults with Heidi.
Group studio & demo time is from
9pm - 4pm.  Onsite residential students are welcome to take advantage of extended studio hours too!

offered
Nov 6 - 9
2014
SPACE AVAILABLE

Gather at Heidi's home Thursday afternoon after 3pm. Dinner will be served at 5pm as we get acquainted. After dinner, beginning students will receive a 3 hour encaustic orientation, giving them a jump start in the studio Friday morning.  Experienced students can sit in as a valuable review or use it as free time.

On Friday, experienced students will prepare for projects while beginning students begin to learn the basics. We will then focus our attention on building rich texture, and carving deep into the wax surface.  Techniques taught will include scraping patina-like texture, the use of rubber stamps, using a variety of stencils, and diverse brush work.

By Sunday, we will be mixing it up a bit, introducing other materials such as oil sticks, shellac burns, wall board compound substrates, graphite, carbon, pastels, tea crystals, gold leaf foil, and more!

 
Encaustic Painting with an Emphasis in
Monotype Printing

4 Days, Thursday - Sunday
Cost: $450
 including all materials

Usually best for experienced students however beginning encaustic students are welcome too!

If you have taken Heidi's workshop before, you might opt to work more independently on your own work, with periodic consults with Heidi.
Group studio & demo time is from
9pm - 4pm.  Onsite residential students are welcome to take advantage of extended studio hours too!

offered
Nov 13 - 16
2014

 

SPACE AVAILABLE

Gather at Heidi's home Thursday afternoon after 3pm. Dinner will be served at 5pm as we get acquainted. After dinner, beginning students will receive a 3 hour encaustic orientation, giving them a jump start in the studio Friday morning.  Experienced students can sit in as a valuable review or use it as free time.

On Friday & Saturday, we will focuses our attention on printing on paper with pigmented beeswax. One of a kind prints are created using simple mark making with pigment bars, brushes, silicone subtractive tools, wooden print blocks, and stencils.  Prints can be single-pass images which leave areas of the paper open, or they may be overprinted many times creating layered depth of color. Clear or lightly pigmented wax makes thinner paper translucent, allowing for light to come through. We will explore working with different temperatures, different types and sizes of paper, full bleed prints, and clean plate prints.

On Sunday, we will introduce mixed media elements and different types of mark making implements.  This is also an opportunity to work on projects, hone in your skills, and work a little larger.

 

 

Included With
All Workshops
 
 


Extended studio time in early morning and late evenings
(very valuable if you have the energy!)

Evening activities decided by the group such as movies, urban campfires, nights out on the town, river swims, sunrise meditations, hikes, and support critiques.

A detailed Encaustic handbook which Heidi has written, containing technical info, thorough supplier and material lists, safety precautions, procedures, and a "sticker approach" to note taking which she developed. This handbook enables students to focus on painting and having fun, instead of taking notes!

Pick up and Drop off from Bakersfield Airport (Meadows Field) or Train/Bus station in downtown Bakersfield.
If you are flying in or taking other public transportation directly to Bakersfield, there is NO need to rent a car during the workshop.  We are within easy walking distance to downtown and can run out for an errand in Heidiís car as needed.

Costs are priced out separately for the workshop, lodging, and food.  Workshops are limited to 6 students and fill fast!
SIGN UP INFO HERE


ONSITE LODGING OPTIONS

If you are local, it is fine to take the workshop and sleep in your own bed at home.
Folks may also opt to stay at any of the large number of standard hotels in the area as well.
(The Padre Hotel is just a few blocks away)
However, if you are from out of town,
it is recommend that you stay onsite, taking advantage of all that it has to offer.
 

 

ďMrs Bealís Orchid NestĒ Guest Suite
This 2 room suite is a separate apartment inside the house with a private bath and its own private entrance and side yard.  Amenities include a queen size bed, heating/AC, original hardwood floors, linens, towels, basic toiletries, high speed Wi-fi, and is appointed with eclectic antiques and Heidiís artwork. The Orchid Nest can be rented as a private suite for one or it can be shared with a friend.

Cost: Private $140 per night, per person
OR Shared by 2 students $75 per night, per person
 


Dormitory Style (AKA You are invited to a Slumber Party!)
If you donít mind less privacy, want to get to know other students better, and want to save money over a hotel room, consider bunking in and around our home.  The guests at the slumber party would share a bathroom and two bedrooms. Amenities include a twin size bed, heating/AC, original hardwood floors, linens, towels, basic toiletries, and high speed Wi-fi.  You'll find the house appointed with eclectic antiques and Heidiís artwork. Guests to the slumber party are limited to 4.  This lodging option would be more or less private depending upon how many students choose to stay in residence.

Cost: $50 per night, per person
 

Let's talk FOOD! A healthy and quality meal package is offered so you donít have to eat out. Breakfast is self-serve with a variety of teas, coffee, hardy cereals, fruit, and toast.  Lunches & Dinners are promised to be light, nutritious and ohhhhhh so yummy!

Cost: $120 for the entire weekend workshop
OR $75 for the entire weekend workshop if you would like to help out a bit.
(washing dishes or prep)

Are you a vegetarian? Vegan? Want low-carb options?  Or are you a snack food addict? We gotcha covered!  We are happy to cater the menus around your special needs.
 

SIGN UP INFO HERE

more details:
Attendance is limited for plenty of individualized attention & work space. All students will work with a personal hot plate so they don't have to share pigment palettes.

Students may bring personal materials however they will only supplement supplies that will already be provided.

As well as completing numerous pieces of art and sample panels, students will walk away with all the knowledge needed to embark on their encaustic journey! Content will include the history of Encaustic painting, a review of basic materials, Encaustic safety for people and art, lots of technique demos and studio time.

Workshops also include post workshop phone/email support as students begin working independently in their own studios at home.

Heidi's studio is well ventilated, well lit, and has both sitting and standing work stations available to students.  Student comfort is paramount!

 

 

 

Not Sure which workshops are best for you?

Give Heidi a call at 805-712-0612
so you can chat about your goals
and choose the perfect workshop for you!
 

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