Encaustic: Layers, Translucency and See Throughs

November 15, 2020 – November 21, 2020

Dietlind Vander Schaaf

This workshop takes students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic, offering a deeper understanding of how to create paintings that suggest luminosity, depth and dimension. Emphasis will be placed on creating a sense of light, the balance and weight of composition, and expressing meaning through an exploration of accumulating marks, drawings and imagery. You will learn greater control with both painting and fusing and will have plenty of time to develop your own personal ideas and visual vocabulary. Open to all skill levels.


Dietlind Vander Schaaf lives in Portland, Maine and is a core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and the former president of New England Wax. She holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. She has exhibited nationally and been featured in Maine Home Design, Décor Maine, and Downeast magazines. Vander Schaaf has taught at Haystack, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Penland, New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Encaustic Center, R&F, Maine College of Art, and internationally at Zijdelings in The Netherlands.

Dietlind Vander Schaaf

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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