1639 South La Cienega
Los Angeles CA, 90035


WAL*ART hosts a variety of creative workshops, ranging from one-night craft classes to comprehensive multi-day tutorials. One of our unique specialities is the Encaustic Arts (Use of Wax in 2-D and 3-D artworks), although our courses run the gamet of artistic expression. Our current course offerings are listed below: .

WAL*ART is a place where art happens!

Encaustic 101- Working with Wax and Pigment

BasicEnc1This workshop covers the basic painting, collaging, and fusing techniques for encaustic (painting with wax and pigment). We give workshop participants the tools, supplies and instruction on how to achieve the results they desire. Artists already familiar with the techniques and materials can use the equipment and supplies for a modified price.

PRICE: $200 for new workshop students. ( $125 for instruction, plus $75 for materials fee). Includes basic instruction and all encaustic materials.

$125/day for returning workshop participants or experienced encaustic artists who would like the use of specialized hot palettes, other tools, and supplies for this medium.

Registration: Please contact WAL*ART at 310-274-9055 or send an email to jamie@walartinc.com

Registration must be completed at least one week before workshop. Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Silkscreen // Mixed Media // Stencil Workshop (March 6, 2010)

Silkscreen1In this two-day workshop you will create a series of silkscreened and stenciled 'Andy Warhol style' prints. Each participant will be photographed (or have the subject of their desire photographed at WAL*ART) and go through the process of turning a digital photograph into a high-contrast black and white printmaster. From the master image, you will be instructed on how to cut a stencil or plate, mount it and pull 12 prints from the screen that will serve as the basis for your series. From there, students are shown a variety of techniques to paint, collage, spray and augment the original images. CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP! No previous art experience is necessary. You'll be amazed at what you can create in this two day intensive workshop! Price: $150 for instruction $50 materials fee If you would like to use an existing photograph, please email it to us with registration. Please provide three options. Registration: Please contact WAL*ART at 310-274-9055 or send an email to rsvp@walartinc.com Registration must be completed at least one week before workshop. Payment is due in full at time of registration. [nggallery id=9]

2-DAY Photo Encaustic: March 20-21

Though basic encaustic processes will be touched upon, this workshop centers mainly on combining the sensual world of wax with photographic and/or digital imagery. Techniques to be covered include mounting, pouring, layering, imbedding, collaging, and working with pigment sticks. Additionally, printing techniques for exotic papers, lazertran and photo-transfers will be a part of this two-day photographic encaustic class. Participants provide core imagery and elements they want to incorporate SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call Jamie 323-469-4500 for more details. Instructor Eve-Marie Bergren taught for R & F Handmade Paints for 9 years at various art centers around the country. Her focus is encaustic and photography in installation with an emphasis on identity and community.

R and F Comprehensive Encaustic 4 Day Workshop: March 11-14

The granddaddy of all Encaustic Workshops covering a multitude of techniques, tools.  Be ready for a wild ride - it's pretty intense!  A lot of ground covered.  Syllabus below.  Advance Registration required.  call 323 469 4500 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 11AM - 6PM EACH DAY
11:00-11:30    Discussion of encaustic method and safety measures 11:30-12:30    Demonstration of encaustic method 12:30-1:30      Lunch 1:30-2:00        Slide presentation: Slides-workshop participants 2:00-2:15        Discussion about supports and grounds, preparing panels/imagery 3:00-3:15        Individual work time 3:15-3:30        Demonstrations: Transfers/layering 3:30-6:00        Individual work time
11:00-11:45   Demonstrations: Line/Edge & Collage;  Stencil 11:45-12:30   Individual work time 12:30-1:30     Lunch 1:30-2:00       Slide presentation: Historical uses of encaustic 2:30-2:45       Demonstration of combining oil paint with encaustic/layering 2:45-6:00       Individual work time
11:00-11:45   Open Forum: Review of any techniques participants may have questions about.; individual attention 11:45-12:30   Individual work time 12:30-1:30     Lunch 1:30-2:00       Slides: Contemporary artists work in encaustic 2:00-2:30       Demonstration of encaustic layering techniques for Printmakers/book artists 2:30-6:00       Individual work time
11:00-11:30   Demonstration of 3-Dimensional work/layering 11:30-12:30   Individual work time 12:30-1:30     Lunch 1:30-2:00       Slides: Contemporary artists work in encaustic 2:00-3:00       Individual work time, questions about ordering/buying 3:00-6:00       Clean up/ end of workshop wrap-up /walkabout for more information go to www.rfpaints.com PRICE: $675 includes all materials.  REGISTER TODAY – space limited.  310-274-9055