R&F supports educators and students by offering affordable creative arts programing. If your school is within traveling distance to Kingston consider bringing your students or colleagues in for a tour of our facilities, and followed by a workshop.
High School Groups: Tour + workshop = $85.00 (up to 12 students minimum age 14 years)
College Groups: Tour + workshop = $175 (up to 12 students)
Educator Groups: Tour + workshop = $175 (up to 12 adults)
Please note we require a non-refundable 50% deposit to reserve the space for your group. At the time of scheduling we will ask that you provide us two make up dates in the event of inclement weather or other schedule conflicts.
For educational groups we will schedule a four hour block of time that will include a tour of the facilities followed by a modified Mini Workshop for a group of up to 12 participants.
The tour will bring students through our gallery space and production areas where they will have the opportunity to see our two paint lines in the production phases. Next we move into the workshop room where we begin the workshop with a Health and Safety orientation and introduction to the space and equipment. We will provide basic instruction on Encaustic and Pigment Sticks then allow for up to 3 hours of guided work time, included in the studio are the following supplies:
- 12: 16”x16” heated encaustic palettes (one per student)
- Full line of Encaustic colors
- Full line of Pigment Stick colors
- Raw materials including medium and soy wax
- Variable temperature / speed heat guns
- R&F heated handle and tips
- A variety of additional studio tools such as scissors, adhesives, cutting mats, rulers etc.
Specific class materials and recommendations can be discussed when you schedule your group. All groups will be requested to bring surfaces to paint on which can include:
- Wood panels (no larger than 14"X14")
- Stretched canvas