Artist Workshops



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Both encaustic painting and copperplate etching are traditional art techniques that in my opinion have no peers!

I conduct studio workshops in my home studio here on Mt Desert for artists wishing to learn how to do either encaustic painting or copperplate etching/intaglio. Format is adaptable depending upon artist's needs--but the basic introductory workshops are 3 to 5 days and include all materials and equipment necessary for the class. Please note that materials used include petroleum distillates but in a ventilated environment.

Due to space, equipment and materials requirements--classes are limited to 1 to 4 participants. In-house lodging is available on a first-come, first-reserved basis.

Please use the form or other contact information on the Contact page to submit schedule/availability inquiries.

Encaustic Painting Classes:


Introduction to this spectacular medium including methods and materials. Preparation of medium, colors and substrates for painting on. Tools and techniques overviews and safe practices for materials handling. Depending upon weather and participant's desires--field trips may be done to the surrounding Island region for sketching/picture-taking for additional material.
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Etching Classes:


Introduction to this traditional print-making medium including methods and materials. Preparation of medium, inks, hard grounds and copper-plates. Tools and techniques overviews and safe practices for materials handling. Students will learn etching techniques as well as other intaglio methods. Preparation of plate, proofing and limited edition run through hand-pulled presses. Depending upon weather and participant's desires--field trips may be done to the surrounding Island region for sketching/picture-taking for additional material.
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