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R&F's Core Support Program

July 28, 2015 - Written by  Heather Roberts

This past January R&F launched its Core Support Program with six of R&F's committed artist/instructors including Michelle Belto, Leslie Giuliani, Cari Hernandez, Lisa Pressman, Julie Snidle and Caryl St. Ama. We recognized the need to expand and improve on the existing demo and workshop offerings to reach a wider geographic area by working directly with local artists in their home areas and locations where interest is in demand. This approach has allowed us to tap into the most valuable resource we have, our artists. 

We are empowering these six dedicated instructors to make strong local and regional connections while expanding their personal studio practice. They are simultaneously engaging in educational opportunities at Universities, Community Art Centers as well as through our retail partners. 

Our Core objectives are to:

1. Educate and introduce artists in your region to the fundamental methods of working with encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks® through both in-depth comprehensive and process specific workshops.

2. Provide support to local art retailers with in-store demonstration events for both customers and staff.

3. Foster new interest in the medium by presenting materials talks at local Colleges and Universities.

4. Engage educators in professional development and/or outreach.

Upcoming Events




Art Center | Studio


Michelle Belto

June 24-26, 2016

San Antonio, TX

Southwest School of Art

Introduction to Encaustic Painting 


September, 29, 2016, 9am-4pm

Santa Fe, NM

Artisan Materials Expo

EncaustiCanvas: Creating the Perfect Support for Your Encaustic Painting 






Leslie Giuliani

June 11, 2016

Weston, CT

Leslie Giuliani’s Studio

Encaustic Intensive 






Cari Hernandez

June 25, 2016, 9:30am-4pm

Santa Rosa, CA

Riley Street Art Supply 

Pigment Stick & Encaustic Demo & Hands-on






Lisa Pressman  

June 20-24, 2016

Cullowhee, NC

Cullowhee Mountain Arts

Advanced Encaustic: Layers, Richness and Personal Vision 


August 1-5, 2016

Whidbey, WA

Pacific Northwest Art School

Approaching Painting with Oil and Mixed Media


September 10-12, 2016

Mineral Point, WI

 Shake Rag Ally Center for the Arts

Approaching Painting with Oil and Mixed Media: Advanced


October 14-22, 2016

Oaxaca, Mexico

Kathie Vezzani’s Studio

Exploring Color and Mark-making in Oaxaca More information


November 11-13, 2016

St Louis, MO 

Julie Snidle Studios

Approaching Painting with Oil and Mixed Media 






Julie Snidle 

September 24-25, 2016

Zumbrota, MN 

Crossings at Carnegie Center

Encaustic Workshop


October 1, 2016, 10am-4:30pm

St Paul, MN 

 Wet Paint

Encaustic Workshop






Caryl St Ama 

July 18, 2016, 1-4pm

Lake Tahoe, CA

Martis Camp

Teen Encaustic and Photo Transfer


July 19-20, 2016, 10am-4pm

Lake Tahoe, CA

Martis Camp

Beginners and Beyond Adult Encaustic Workshop


July 28-30, 2016

Reseda, CA

Continental Art Supplies

Encaustic Workshop


September 30, 2016, 9am-12pm

Santa Fe, NM

Artisan Materials Expo

Session I: R&F Pigment Sticks: An Intro to Basic Applications 


October 2, 2016, 9am-12pm

Santa Fe, NM

Artisan Materials Expo

Session II: R&F Pigment Sticks: Mixed Media Applications

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