(three nights/two days)
March 28-March 31, 2013
Join Encaustic Artist Colleen Monette in Walla Walla for a weekend of wax and wine.
Arrive Thursday late afternoon and check in your B&B. Thursday night is open to you to explore Walla Walla’s downtown with terrific restaurants and wine bars.
Friday morning, meet at the workshop venue for a full day of encaustic art instruction by accomplished designer and artist, Colleen Monette.
The day-long encaustic class starts with a brief history of encaustic painting and basic instruction on safety.
You will be introduced to the basics of painting with pigmented wax, including fusing, incising and layering. Delve into the myriad of ways to manipulate the wax through collage, stenciling and imbedding, as well as learning solvent and photo transfers.
After lunch (provided), you will be able to take everything you have learned and create your own piece of art.
You will end the day with a finished piece or two to take home. We’ll wrap up the day with a wine reception with your classmates.
Friday evening and Saturday day are open to explore the more than 80 tasting rooms in the Walla Walla Valley or spend the day shopping in Walla Walla’s award-winning historic downtown and/or trips to neighboring Waitsburg, Dayton or Pendleton.
Saturday night, you will enjoy a four course dinner prepared for the class participants by local chef and hosted by Colleen.
Price includes Lodging at Girasol Vineyard & Inn, gourmet breakfast each morning and welcome wine and cheese tray on arrival. Workshop Meals (as outlined below), Encaustic Art Workshop and supplies.
Single Occupancy: starts at $825 per person
Double Occupancy: starts at $580 per person
Not included: Sales and lodging tax as applicable, transportation
What is included: All wax medium and substrates, all tools, assorted collage materials provided for creating, experimenting and adding to your art.
- Friday workshop lunch and snacks
- Friday afternoon wine reception
- Saturday night catered dinner
To Reserve Workshop: Please call Michele Rennie at 509.956-9743.
Workshop Space is limited to 20 participants.
What to bring: Smock or comfortable old shirt, shoes. Any old bits of ephemera – old paper, lace, cloth, ribbon, small treasures to incorporate into your artwork. Also bring photocopies of favorite photos (inkjet, toner copies) in black and white or color.
About Colleen Monette:
Colleen loves the smell and feel of the wax. In mixing the beeswax, dumar and pigment with antique ephemera, vintage bits and pan pastel, she has found a way to combine the wax and collage materials in rich earth tones that inspire her love of nature and home.
Getting to Walla Walla:
Walla Walla is approximately 4. 1/2 hours from Seattle and just over 4 hours from Portland. The Walla Walla airport is serviced by two flights daily (arriving mid-afternoon and evening) by Alaska Airlines from Seattle. Portland is serviced through Pasco, a 50 minute drive.