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Encaustic Painting Workshop

June 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora 
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm | June 13 – 17

Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use.  Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities.  This is the legendary paint of the Fayum mummy portraits of the first and second centuries, yet its incredible versatility has made it a desirable painting medium in the 21st century.  This comprehensive workshop, which will cover safety, equipment & materials, supports & grounds, and many popular mixed media techniques, is a great introduction for beginning students, or continuation for intermediate students.   Learn and practice fusing, scraping, layering, incising, collage, transfer, mono-printing, and a range of other encaustic techniques.

Prerequisite: none required

About Tracy: Tracy Spadafora has given encaustic workshops and demonstrations at locations throughout the northeast for the past 16 years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and recently in two national juried exhibitions at the Mills Gallery, Boston and Danforth Museum, Framingham. Her work has been featured recently in the ebook, Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, by Catherine Nash. Tracy has received numerous grants including the Frances A. Kinnicutt Foundation and Blanche E. Colman Foundation. She lives and works in the Boston area.



– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

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Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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June 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am
June 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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