Welcome to My Studio!

Linda McNulty-Encaustic Monotype2 (800x430) 


May 30th & 31st, 2015


Weekend Workshop in Oberlin, Ohio 

Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

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Transitional Imagery: Encaustic MonoPrinting: 

Get ready to think outside the encaustic box…

Come have some fun in my Encaustic MonoPrinting Workshop- you’ll feel like a printer at the ink press, only you’ll be pressing wax!

Encaustic MonoPrinting is a unique process; it’s a whole different feel than encaustic painting. We use different equipment, different methods, and achieve different results.

It’s like the playful part of encaustic painting- but instead of brushwork, you play with mark-making directly on a smooth, warm aluminum plate- it’s all about surface play and the immediacy of layering color using the encaustic crayons straight up on the plate.

We press prints onto paper and layer wax marks to make images. Ghost images are left on the plate after our pressings, and we can redraw with our crayons or transition our imagery to the next print.

I’ll show you additive and subtractive mark-making; how to get the best prints through temperature control and registration; how to work with different paper types; how to use a variety of tools and objects for unusual marks, and how to achieve color and visual harmony in your prints.

Hope you can make it!

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Register early! Seating preference is for only 6 students, taken in order of registration. Encaustic Monoprinting Technique will be taught on Saturday only, but Open Studio is available Saturday or Sunday.

Here is the registration link. Registration just saves your seat. It’s a good idea. You can work out payment later with James:

FAVA Registration


at the FAVA Center, Oberlin, Ohio

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21 Responses to Welcome to My Studio!

  1. Francie Kossak says:

    how do i get on a newsletter list for upcoming workshops? Can make a custom one with 5-6 people? Phoenix in the winter of 2014….room and board provided?

    • Hi Francie!
      I’ll add your email to my students list- it’s Francie@cox.net? You know, I teach Encaustic Jewelry and Resin Casting at To Bead True Blue in Tucson in Jan/Feb 2014. Maybe there is a way I could skip over to Phoenix right before or right after that show and teach my Santos Class. Is that the one you are looking for? Your small group may work out, as students don’t often like to commit to a workshop longer than one day long at conferences. We would need a couple of days. It’s a 3 day workshop when it has all the trimmings, but that can be shortened. Also, I am going to be teaching my Santos Workshop online in the very near future, so that may suit you, although it’s nice to connect as real human being artists together. Let me think about it and let me know what you are after- Santos? Which orientation? Sculpting-Casting-Assemblage with Metalwork-Embellishment? Also, your group could come to Tucson and I could teach the Santos class at To Bead True Blue in an extended way, if you really have 5 students that would sign up. I could get a few more and we could have a good time. Email me at linda@luminousencaustics.info— ttyl linda

  2. Betti Zucker says:

    please add me to your list of classes Betti Zucker = bettiz@me.com Hoping to meet you @ true blue

  3. Will do Betti! Can’t wait to play together! I can smell the wax…. :)

  4. constance mortensen says:

    I loved taking all four of your classes in Tucson but had to leave for my soldering class before saying goodbye. Hope to do it again…I am so motivated to continue…Thanks for all of the stimulating and fun teaching…Please put me on the list for upcoming workshops. constance.mortensen@gmail.com

    • Will do Connie! Thank you for all of your enthusiasm – you were an energetic and motivated student and it was great to see you connect with the wax and increase in expertise every day. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon!

  5. Janet wade says:

    Please add me to you newsletter for classes and workshops. Love your jewelry!!!!!!! I am originally from Cleveland area . Thanks

  6. Janet wade says:

    Please add me to your newsletter for upcoming workshops. Thank you

  7. Beverlee says:

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for posting all the instructions! When will the sixth kit be available?


  8. Kathleen says:

    Hi Linda,
    I want to experiment with encaustic wax on paper, embedded into resin. Everyone I’ve asked (pros who work with resin) has told me this can’t be done because they are incompatible materials, but it seems like you are doing this in your encaustic jewelry workshops. Am I correct? I’d like to be put on your mailing list if so! Also, any tips or cautions to share as I experiment on my own would be much appreciated. kbee65@gmail.com

    • Hi Kathleen, you might as well jump in and try things- that is how new techniques are invented, but no I don’t embed things into resin that are encaustic. The only way to get ice resin to stick to wax is by locking it onto the edges of the bezel so it actually floats over the wax. It never actually sticks and the two will never be compatible. On my figurative work, the resin sticks to itself as it wraps around the figure, here again, floating over the surface of the wax. Happy Creating! Linda

  9. Hello
    Can I already enroll in the November 2014, or/and the January 2015 encaustic workshop at Fava? I am also an artist. Thank you

    • Hi Bernadette, Yes you can certainly enroll early for those two workshops! I think your best bet is to call FAVA and talk to James Peak at (440) 774-7158. He is there Tues-Fri and will walk you through the registration process. Thank you and I look forward to creating with you! -Linda

  10. Linda, Enjoyed the class very much. How do I register for November…

    • Hi Mershona! It was so nice having you at the workshop Sunday- I am glad you’ll be back and hopefully for both days this time :) Just call James directly at (440) 774-7158 and he’ll get you registered. Can’t wait! We’ll have a good time! -Linda

  11. kathy eileen says:

    I LOVED seeing these pieces in person in class! They are so lovely! Very inspiring!

  12. Jennifer says:

    Hi Linda – just wondering if there will ever be a beginner workshop? thanks!

  13. Hi Jennifer, I am currently deciding on whether to run a beginner’s workshop this summer at FAVA. If I don’t run it, then I may run one first thing in the fall to kick start the year – that will be September. But usually my beginner students just jump right into the workshops and I give personal demos. That’s because my classes are so small at FAVA, I can afford the luxury of working with students individually. Thanks for checking in! -Linda :)

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