Natural Light Portrait and Landscape Photo & Encaustic Workshop Weekend
August 5th & 6th
Enjoy a Fabulous weekend combining photography and painting
Julia and Leah have been long time friends and co-creators on many artistic endeavors for over 15 years. They are excited to offer a highly inspirational weekend filled with learning new techniques and ideas. Learn the magical and ancient process of encaustic painting and helpful empowering photography tools.
Julia will be hosting at the Curtis Arboretum teaching her fine art whimsical style of photographing models with flowers and props. She will share her knowledge of how to use natural light and posing.
The afternoon will be at Julia’s home studio. We'll have lunch and learn photoshop editing techniques to finish 2 images for painting on Sunday.
Julia’s home: 7201 Orwell Rd., Philadelphia PA 19119
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
At Leah’s Studio we will use encaustics and beeswax on paper to make your own handmade piece of art. (Leah will be printing 2 of your favorite images on 8x10 paper). We will experiment with paint, tools, texture and wax to bring new meaning and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art! Lunch will be provided.
Leah’s Studio: 498 Ripka St., Philadelphia PA 19128
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
*Includes lunch on both days and two 8x10 fine art prints to paint (one on paper and one on wood panel).
For bookings or questions please email Julia at email@example.com, or call at 215.512.1013
FALL / WINTER 2016
CREATIVE COLLAGE: PHOTO & FANTASY
September 30 - November 18, 2016
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November 5, 2016
Abington Art Center - Jenkintown PA
ENCAUSTIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES
December 4, 2016
Main Line Art Center - Haverford PA
ENCAUSTIC ART & BOOK-MAKING WORKSHOP
March 10, 11, 12, 2017
with Leah Macdonald & Kevin Martini Fuller
2 artists / 2 styles -- all handmade!
Leah's studio - Philadelphia PA
More details coming soon...
ROCHESTER ART SUPPLY & ENKAUSTIKOS WORKSHOP
October 13,14,15 2017
More details to come soon...
Private Workshops Available
Can't attend a workshop retreat? Schedule your own personal lesson -- at your studio or mine! Work one-on-one or with a group of friends. Contact Leah to schedule a private class today!
I am excited to be showing a collection of my new encaustic collage work at Sweet Mabel Folk Art & Fine Craft Gallery in Narberth, PA. The show will be a collaboration with my son Rory who makes metal sculptures -- his first art show!
The show opens this Friday, September 2nd from 6-9 pm and will be on display at Sweet Mabel throughout the month. We hope you will stop by!
Photos from my time in beautiful Vermont. Lots of good food, nature, waterfalls, and art-making! It was so great to share two days of teaching, learning, creativity, and art with a wonderful group of people. Thank you to Hope, Joanne, Peter, Angie, Nikki, and Holley -- and Athena & Derek for hosting our workshop at your home! And as always, a huge thanks to Hahnemuhle for their beautiful papers.
At the end of August, I was lucky to be teaching in Woodstock, NY at Sweetheart Gallery, the home and gallery of Norman and Lila Bacon.
The workshop was sponsored and hosted by Bernard and Judi from Galerie BMG. It was a wonderful gathering in the mountains with beautiful weather and excellent food made by Bread Alone plus lots of encaustic painting.
Bernard is friends with the owner of R&F Encaustic Paints so we had lots of supplies, food and great company. Paper was sponsored by Carol Boss at Hahnemuhle. The artwork and painting was inspiring! It was a very successful weekend. Thanks to all!
Check out my feature on Hahnemuhle Newsroom!
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Photos from my photo encaustic workshop at Elizabeth Messina's studio. It was great meeting and teaching Maria and Kelly, two amazing women who are both Elizabeth's employees. Elizabeth and I have been friends since college, so it is always nice to reconnect, share art, and create.
Elizabeth and I went to San Francisco Art Institute where we studied with Linda Conner. Elizabeth has published two books, The Luminous Portrait and The Silver Lining. Her work can be seen on Kissthegroom.com. She has an amazing career and publishes work all the time in magazines! I absolutely love spending time with her. She has shared so many important values and creative inspiration with me! My encaustics and her photographs just are a perfect match!
More beautiful photos from Revival in the Desert, my amazing workshop weekend in Joshua Tree, California.
Be sure to check out my workshop schedule for more summer workshop dates! I’ll be traveling to Victoria, BC, Canada August 11-13 for a Shoot, Edit, Create Workshop and Intro to Encaustics August 14-16 at LUZ Studios. I’ll be in Bearsville, NY (just outside of Woodstock) on August 22-23 for another Encaustic Photography workshop at Galerie BMG
Revival in the Desert was truly inspirational. We had an incredible group of about 15 people… and the creativity was boundless. A huge thanks to Clinton and Diana from LUZ Studios for organizing my workshop! Special thanks to Carol Boss for attending, my rep from Hahnemuhle Fine Art Papers (my workshop sponsor)! Here are a few photos of the creativity in action…
Revival in the Desert! Photos from my workshop in Joshua Tree California, organized by LUZ Studios. We spent the weekend at the gorgeous Saddleback Oasis, a home we rented from an amazing woman named Sati through Air B&B. We kicked off the weekend with a cocktail party Friday night. My friend Tawnja (Ricochet Vintage) cooked us a delicious group meal on Saturday with lots of fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market. Good food, socializing with amazing artists, and the beautiful desert– just what we needed for a weekend full of inspiration.
Tawnja owns Ricochet Vintage Wears in Joshua Tree California. Everything about TQueen spells art, the way she moves, her clothes and her lifestyle. She is the most beautiful and resilient loving person. She exudes wisdom and lives her life in honesty and with passion. You can see it in her store. She is a magpie with a hawk's eye, collector of amazing things. She combines the knowledge of good stuff with creative thinking, always loving the story behind each and every object, photograph or record album. Her pure love of life is seen in each of these photographs of her store. It should be a museum of everything kool and fun that we have in life!
Tawnja has been my friend since 1989. We met when she rode past me on her vintage bicycle on Telegraph Ave in Oakland. We had both recently shaved our heads. We had a mutual street musician friend named Christopher- we called out her name and she stopped her bike and came home with us. The next day we packed up my bags and I moved in with her! Tawnja has taught me more about how to be a good person, live a full life and love completely each and every moment of my life. She has gifted me in many ways. I love this store and I love Tawnja! Joshua Tree is an amazing place - go visit!