Helen DeRamus Visual Artist
Painting Workshops/Private Instruction 

Open Studio for  Working Artists
NO spaces available at present email to sign up for the waiting list 
10:30am to 1:30pm 
$280.00 for four weeks
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!

Mixed Media Encaustic Workshop: All Levels

Saturday & Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Enjoy the marvelous method of painting with the medium of beeswax and resin known as encaustic. The workshop allows each artist to learn the essentials to create beautiful and permanent paintings following proven techniques. But be assured this workshop will also allow for experimentation and your personal creative input. We will work on wood panels, Plexiglas and paper. Demonstrations, a safe way to make paint, studio tips, materials recommendations, equipment info and lots of painting time included.

Fee per session: $450, $100 deposit 

What to bring: 8 -10 wood panels up to 16 x 20 inches, primed with encaustic gesso or unprimed (no acrylic gesso). Squares, rectangles, your choice.

Collage items or photographs: Xerox or laser printed copied on plain paper. Thumbdrive with photos that may be printed in the studio, or you can email your photos before or during the workshop. If you have an IPhone you can also Air Drop images to the computer.

Supplied are all mediums and paint, Plexiglas panel, all tools and equipment. Including a Hotbox for monotypes (encaustic prints on paper).
Oil and Cold Wax Medium: How to use for paintings in any style.

Saturday and Sunday: January 27 & 28, 2018
​10:00AM to 4:30PM each day
Fee: $325, with $100 deposit​

Participants will make paintings by building layers and texture using tube paint, powdered pigments, papers, photographs, marble dust and so much more. We will be working with non-traditional tools to apply the paint, no brushes needed. This method requires no heat. Oil painting experience is helpful but not required.

All the tools, oil sticks and oil paper will be provided.

What to bring: 
Gambin Galkyd Gel 
Dorland's Cold Wax medium or Gambin Cold Wax Medium 
wood panels (8x10 to 11x14 inches) 
At least five tubes of oil paint, including white. Georgian Oils are an economical brand of oil paint.