Teaching

CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE IN ENCAUSTIC  

 Workshops 

Many people would like to try Portraiture and/or Figurative painting in Encaustic but are unsure of where to start and how to proceed . This Workshop will take the mystery out of it .(But not the Magic!!). My step by step instruction , will show you how to approach a portrait or figure ,from the initial drawing to the final highlight. Working vertically on either canvas or panel , I  will demonstrate how to  use the  hot  palette to create luminous skin tones , how to accurately  draw the head , how to interpret the light, halftone and shadow and how to paint the features. I will demonstrate the use of water based encaustic paint as one of the final steps in a portrait ,creating  very expressive passages  and transitions .I will discuss the specific requirements for working with encaustic on canvas .

 “We could not learn to read and write unless we learned the letters of the alphabet .   The same principle applies to painting :  unless you have knowledge of tools , materials and their functions,  you will find it difficult to express your feelings”. These Workshops will give you the confidence to try !

 

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Workshop in Aarhus , Denmark . 2016

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 2017 

APRIL  3 through 9    LONDON , UK . ADVANCED ENCAUSTIC AND COLD WAX

      contact artforlife@live.ie for details ….

MAY  30/31                   The International Encaustic Conference , Provincetown , MA ,USA

                                           Pre conference  2 day workshop  copy  link below  for details

https://www.castlehill.org/pre-post-workshops/lora-murphy-contemporary-portraiture-in-encaustic

JUNE  7/ 8/9             KATHRYN BEVIER STUDIO , ROCHESTER , NEW YORK USA

                                                        copy link below for details

http://kathrynbevier.blogspot.dk/p/workshops.html

JULY … SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IS PLANNED .. DETAILS COMING SOON !

SEPT 2 through 10  Art and Soul Journey – Ireland 2017  ,Encaustic Masterclass 


Join Lora Murphy and Kathryn Bevier in a wonderful opportunity to learn, expand, deepen.  This experience will take place in and around Burren College of  Art in County Clare, Ireland. The workshop facilities at the Burren College of Art are fantastic , it is a wonderful center, in a beautiful area, with a gorgeous castle on the grounds.
The open areas at the college, including the great hall of the castle, means that there are options for our group in the event of rain. There are glorious walks in the vicinity and great views from every turn.

What is included …
* 9 nights in a B&B
* Continental breakfast each morning
* Lunches on the studio days (5)
* Welcome dinner
* Farewell dinner
*24/7 studio access
*opportunity to exhibit at the end in celebration of our time together
*5 full days workshop tuition with Kathryn and Lora
(2.5 days with each instructor)
*all workshop materials and supplies
* Coach from Galway and all trips around Burren
*Two full day trips, including a trip from Doolin to Inis Oirr – the first island of the three Aran Islands; explore the island – forts; Plassey shipwreck, lighthouse and seal colony. As well as a guided coach tour of the Burren with visits to historical & geological sites of interest including the Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Kilfenora High Crosses, St Brigid.
*Evening entertainment will include Ceili lessons!!! Like Riverdance!!!
*Experience of a lifetime.
Workshops 
*Extra B&B nights if you choose to arrive early or stay late
We will divide the group in half so Lora and Kathryn will both have 2 1/2 days to work with you.
In Lora’s workshop you will learn her technique on painting portraiture and figure painting. Lora trained at a traditional art atelier in Florence, and has been working in encaustic for over 10 years. In her years of practice, she has adapted the traditional methods of portraiture and figurative work, to encaustic work and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.
This workshop will take the mystery out of painting the human figure and faces, but not the Magic! Lora’s step by step instruction will show you how to approach your painting, from the initial drawing to the final highlight. Working vertically on a wood panel, she will teach you how to create luminous skin tones, how to accurately draw the head and figure, how to interpret the light, halftone and shadow of the flesh, and how to paint the features with encaustic paint.
Drawing is key, and with Lora’s specific instruction you will understand how to build your painting using the encaustic technique. Working with pigmented wax is a wonderfully expressive and creative medium, especially with the human face and figure. Lora will provide you with specific information for you to follow on how to prepare your photographic image for workshop success.
In Kathryn’s workshop the focus will be on color and painting intuitively created landscapes. Inspired by the local scenery, Kathryn will guide you on a color journey to help you express moody and evocative landscapes. Kathryn’s understanding of color, color mixing, and even the energy of color, is her forte. She will skillfully guide you in making the most of your palette. Kathryn received her BFA at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts where she was trained in the classical approach to creating art. Her deep understanding of the formal applications are bridged into a more expressive and concept oriented approach in this workshop. Kathryn will provide you with inspiration and techniques on how to access the creative channels more easily so that you can feel your way more successfully into your art making.
Cost €1750 or $1850 USD based on shared room accommodations.
A deposit of $450 and the balance payable by August 3, 2017
US citizens to pay Kathryn Bevier – kbevier@mac.com
Non US citizens to pay Lora Murphy – artforlife@live.ie
What is not included . . .
*Flights
*Food not mentioned above
*Extra B&B nights if you choose to arrive early or stay late
*Bus from Airport to Galway and back
Please contact either of us for a full program with complete details and with any questions you may have. We both look forward to working with you and sharing this fantastic journey

SEPTEMBER 20/24 . ARTFUSION EVENT , BLACKMOUNTAIN , NC , USA

                                              click link for details and to register

                                          https://www.artfusionevent.com/classes-by-day/

 

 

NOVEMBER  dates tbd Encaustic and mixed media . E.O.M. STUDIO , MULRANNEY, CO. MAYO, IRELAND .

contact  Cheryl Cobern Browne  E.O.M. Studio  Mulranny ,Westport , Co. Mayo, Ireland  353 (0)87 207 1641

     Here are a few recent reviews of my workshops..
“Q Was the course structured in a way , that made it clear and rewarding ?
A . Yes , due to the generosity and spirit of the tutor..
A Perfectly timed and wonderful to take so many finished pieces home ..
A Fantastic!  Lora explained everything so well and was so eager to share all she knows . It was very rewarding..
A Yes , really easy to undersatnd and the notes are a great help!
A Excellent.
Q Do you feel equipped to go home and use the techniques learned at the course ?
A Yes, Cant wait ! Great encouragement !
A Yes , Absolutly !
A Yes , I am only afraid of the set up cost , but determined to do it !
A Yes ! I feel very confident and am dying  to get started !

A Definitely !

and a few random quotes …
” The course was so informative and I take home a whole new set  of techniques and cant wait to use it ! “
“Cant think of any improvement “
“Lora is a lovely warm person , so giving of her time and skills”
“Lovely girl ! Fantastic at explaining all and went out of her way to help everyone !”
” Very positive , Inclusion of all worked at the pace of the slowest worker . Easily understood and all questions answered , even the “silly” ones !”
“Tutor was very good ! I am a course junkie and have never had such tutoring! “
” Loved every minute!”

THIS IS SOME OF THE AMAZING WORK BY MY FABULOUS STUDENTS !

WORKSHOPS ARE 1 TO 5 DAYS AND THE MAJORITY OF  STUDENTS COMPLETE A PAINTING PER DAY

..STAY TUNED FOR MY ECOURSE COMING SOON …:) YAY !

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