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Helen DeRamus 
Painting Workshops/Private Instruction 

Open Studio for  Working Artists
Tuesdays
 Email to sign up
10:30am to 1:30pm 
$280.00 for four weeks (Full payment at registration)
The sessions do not have to be consecutive as long as scheduled 
All media: with guidance and critiques
Encaustic tools provided, bring your own supplies for the media you want to work with supplemental supplies included.

​Private Instruction 

This one-on-one opportunity is scheduled for painting instruction in oil, encaustic, mixed media or work on paper. Fees vary with type of instruction. Email me for programs and times available. 
Minimum of four hours per month.

$85.00 per hour for critique sessions, call for appointment to arrange hours and dates. Thanks!

Oil Painting: The Nature of Abstraction: Using Cold Wax Medium
Saturday and Sunday: 
August 11 & 12, 2018
and/or
August 25 & 26, 2018
​10:00AM to 4:00PM each day
Fee: $325, with $100 deposit​

Participants will make paintings by building layers and texture using tube paint, cold wax medium, impasto mediums, powdered pigments, papers, photographs, marble dust and so much more. We will be working with non-traditional tools, as well as brushes to apply the paint. Oil painting experience is helpful but not required. Our investigation will center on personal style and finding sources for the abstract image using color, line and texture. For best results with cold wax medium, please bring wood panel, cradled or uncradled and Arches Oil Paper. I will supply TerraSkin paper for experimenting. 

What to bring: 
Gambin Galkyd Gel 
Dorland's Cold Wax medium or Gambin Cold Wax Medium 
wood panels (8x10 to 11x14 inches) prepared with gesso
Oil paper, suggested is Arches Oil Paper 
At least five tubes of oil paint, including white and black. Georgian Oils are an economical brand of oil paint in large tubes or bring any brand you normally use. 

We will take a lunch break so bring your lunch. I have a fridge and microwave. If you wish, there are a few nearby places for lunch too.