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Encaustic and Fibers: Mixed Media & Surface Design with Celia Buchanan


Forstall Art Center: 402 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham AL 35209 - Saturday, August 29, 2015 10-4pm

Learn how to create encaustic finishes incorporating fibers and surface design techniques using Jacquard dyes and Encaustikos wax mediums and paints. Make beautiful and interesting finishes that are unique to both of these mediums while combining them in new and interesting ways. 

Cost - $95, some supplies needed, lunch provided!

Call Forstall Art Center at (205) 870-0480


Encaustic Workshop - Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch


290 East Loudon Ave., Lexington, KY - September 30-October 3, 2015

Encaustic workshop to ‘break the ground’ of pbsartistOPENstudio! with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

                                       – pricing and registration here!

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of an artist studio? This is an opportunity!

Come along and really indulge in everything encaustic! From Trish’s experiences, experiments and extrapolations that have begun to bubble out since becoming reestablished in the U.S. this workshop is born.

Stripping it back to wax and a few simple accouterments, we indulge in what Trish has been up to since going under for the past year and getting her hands, daily, into her own wax in her own studio.

This workshop is designed for students already practitioners of wax and even better who know Trish’s teaching and working style. Not that anyone can’t come along and be enriched of course, but that those who know the ‘Trish’ way will ‘get it’ from the get go most fluidly.

NOTE: Work in this workshop will be done on watercolor or printmaking paper, not board. You are welcome to work on board if you desire, but emphasis will be placed on the beauty and integrity, if not fragility, of wax on paper.

September 30: Arrive get settled and go out for dinner on the town!
October 1-3: 9:30-4 workshop with lunch provided in the castle
October 3 ends with wine and nibbles during a ‘gallery tour’ of our work created!

*WORKSHOPS include many supplies, tour of the castle, studio and grounds as well as of Lexington where desired!

For more information, click here.


pbsartist OPEN studio guest artist workshop - Elizabeth Bunsen


290 East Loudon Ave., Lexington, KY - April 27-30, 2016

Workshop with Elizabeth Bunsen. Delicious work with natural dyes, textile, fiber, found objects and intuitive creativity.

The workshop begins with a group dinner at the EncaustiCastle and includes lunch during the workshop.

For those wanting to book accommodations onsite visit Airbnb; discounts available for new users via this link.

Dancing Across the Color Wheel
Come – play and create a sensually delightful stash of richly patterned materials in a delicious earthy palette with which to fashion small books, art quilts, collages and whatever you might fancy. In this workshop we will explore mark making on fabric and paper using tea, rust, eucalyptus, indigo and asemic writing. As we dance across the color wheel I will share my techniques and thoughts about the potency of deep play and meditative creativity. Bring your boundless curiosity, a playful spirit and a beginner’s mind – we will adventurously explore new frontiers.

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pbsartist OPEN studio guest artist workshop - Sue Stover


290 East Loudon Ave., Lexington, KY - May 1-4, 2016

Workshop with Sue Stover.

The workshop begins with a group dinner at the EncaustiCastle and includes lunch during the workshop.

For those wanting to book accommodations onsite visit Airbnb; discounts available for new users via this link.

Visual Record: Art as Artifact
Are you attracted to old journals, calendars, lists, or other remnants of records that we keep? Perhaps you’re drawn to weathered surfaces and textures that relay a history or passage of time? Maybe it’s pentimento, that place in a painting where you can see where the artist changed, erased, and layered over an earlier element in the piece? In this workshop we will explore the concept of art as artifact, the autobiographical nature of art, and visible traces, remnants and fragments of something left behind. Starting with a field trip to the salvage yard we will gather some of our materials and work with a variety of others. Participants are free to work in any format – painting, books, sculpture, etc. We will explore possibilities for unique mark-making and surfaces while focusing on history and the sense of time in our art making.

For more information, click here.