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  • 2018 Summer Arts - Lynda Ray

    "Starting or Expanding Your
    Encaustic Skills"

    June 17 - June 22, 2018

    Medium: Encaustic
    Level:  All Levels
    Tuition: $600
    Lab Fee: $65

    On Campus Lodging/meals: $650

    This workshop is for students who are new to encaustic and for those who want to expand their skills or get another point of view to explore more possibilities. Students will be oriented to all encaustic equipment, safety measures, materials and some history. Lynda will give demonstrations and explanations of various techniques in a step-by-step method, with encouragement to improvise. The demos are offered at intervals with time to practice in between, throughout the week. 

    Students will gain knowledge and experience with: 
    • Surface preparation 
    • Melting and fusing 
    • Working transparently 
    • Working with rubber stencils.
    • Making lines and dots with the stylus
    • Making “jellyrolls and geodes”
    • Enhancing the surface with heat sensitive foil and pastels
    • Working with accretion  
    • Working with printed transfers 
    • Leaf and pine imprints.

    Assistance, guidance, and feedback are given generously. Participants may have many visual ideas they want to experiment with. I will answer all questions and take note of those interests during the workshop. Participants will be supplied small 4x6 inch unbraced wooden practice panels in order to try techniques. These samples are useful for when artists finish the workshop. Each will have his/her own pieces as references for their own work and a record of what’s possible. Many of you may want to work larger on a more resolved piece.  

    "Please send me your questions and thoughts anytime!"  Lynda Ray 


    Lynda Ray has been working with encaustic since its re-emergence 1986. Originally from Massachusetts where she graduated from Mass. College of Art and Design she then attended on scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where she had the honor of studying with Joseph Campbell and Agnes Martin. Shortly after she was the recipient of the Mass. Artist Foundation Fellowship in Sculpture and was a Finalist in Painting.  Lynda’s work and interview with Julie Karabenick are posted on the international forum: Her work is included in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. Lynda has exhibited her work and held workshops throughout the United States. Her work was included in Depth Perception and Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA. She currently lives in Richmond, VA and is represented by Space Gallery, Denver, CO.

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    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full.
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email.
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive  no refund  but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency.
    Workshop package #1  
    all inclusive with on campus single room/bath housing in shared townhouse,
    daily healthy catered lunch buffets, and two group dinners - (more on lodging/meals)
    Workshop $600
    Lab Fee $65
    Lodging/ Lunches,
    2 Group Dinners
    Workshop package #2 
    commuter price, with daily lunches and two group dinners

    Workshop $600
    Lab Fee $65
    Daily Lunches + 2 Group Dinners $150

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