Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks Studio              

My studio is located in the Anderson Arts Building 
in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts District. 

250 N. Goodman St 
ArtWorks Studio # 305 
Rochester, New York 14607
Anderson Alley Artists

~ To register for all workshops please email me at ~

Class Descriptions

Encaustic Printmaking 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10am - 4pm

In this workshop, you will learn the art of mono print making with encaustic paint in both basic technique as well as learn basic registration techniques. You will gain a better understanding of how pigments differ from one another and how to employ them to get the results you are looking for. You will also learn how different papers also yield different results. We will work on a variety of printmaking papers including fine Japanese papers. 
All professional materials will be provided. 

Cost: $175 - a 6 total hour workshop. Payment due at the time of registration. 
Space limited to 4 people. 1 space left.
Light snack, coffee and teas provided, please bring your own lunch. 


Mixed Media with Wax 
Two Tuesday Evenings, November 14th and 21st, 2017
6 pm - 9 pm each class

The encaustic medium offers a fantastic array of opportunities to work with all sorts of mixed media products. From inks to pastels, onto oils and more, you will be amazed at how versatile this medium is and how interesting the effects you achieve can be. This is a highly exploratory workshop where the focus will be on opening up to the spontaneous nature of creativity. Please join me in for this two week workshop. We will work on a variety of substrates as well. 
All professional quality supplies will be provided. 

Cost: $175 - a 6 total hour workshop. Payment due at the time of registration. Space limited to 6 people. Workshop is Full


Words & Wax Workshop
Tuesday evenings, December 5th 

A collaborative workshop
Join Cathryn Smith, English professor and Kathryn Bevier, artist and teacher in this wonderful opportunity to tap into your creativity through the excavating of words. 
Using several short writing prompts to generate new insights into ourselves, we will then encapsulate our thoughts and words into wax using the various encaustic techniques that will be taught during this 3 hour workshop. No prior experience necessary.
Workshop held at Kathryn Bevier’s ArtWorks Studio #305 in the Anderson Art Building, 250 N. Goodman St.

ALL Supplies Included, professional quality. You will come away with at least one finished piece of art. 
Cost - $85
4 spaces remain


Image and Line Transfer with Wax 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10 am - 4 pm 

There are many ways in which to transfer printed and drawn images using encaustic wax medium as a surface. We will focus on transferring printed images as well as images that are created through the use of different dry media. In addition to learning basic techniques of encapsulating these images you will learn ways in which to enhance them with the use of encaustic paint, oil stick and pastel applications. 

All supplies included, professional quality. Participants will provide image to work from and I will prepare them for you for the workshop. Details upon registration. 

Cost: $175 - a 6 hour workshop. Payment due at the time of registration. Space limited to 6 people. 3 Spaces Left
Light snack, coffee and teas provided, please bring your own lunch. 


Winter Wax 2018 

A new year comes with resolutions. What if you use this new year to establish resolutions that lift your heart and set your creative spirit alight? How about a week of invigorating and enlivening creative inspiration that carries these resolutions to fruition the entire year through? Give yourself and your new year the gift of this inspirational week with the deliberate intention of developing your creative lifestyle for 2018~

Gather with encaustic artist, author and instructor Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, encaustic artist and color expert Kathryn Bevier (Enkaustikos), and creativity coach and author of Ignite Your Vision  Brenda Tassava for a week of motivation, inspiration, enlightenment and encouragement like no other.

What do you want from your time at the table?
WinterWax will bring you around the table to explore the deeper practice of connecting to inner muse and trusting it to create a lifestyle that reaches deep and wide and is sustaining: Exploring a creative life-not just creative as an element within our lives~
Around the studio table:
This second year we focus our attention on composition

Trish’s current work direction resonates from a place of simplicity; elemental sensibilities that speak quietly, with a bold force. Sharing this journey from ‘everything’ to ‘nearly nothing’, with tremendous emotional impact, is what she will bring to the table.

Kathryn works deep and wide in the color fields. To this composition week she will bring her expertise in this arena with the mindset of compositional color and its contribution to simplicity and minimalism.

Around the dining table with Brenda:
  • journaling that exposes the personal desires and passion we may not yet have owned up to
  • group conversation that deepens this exposure through feedback and identification with and from others
  • determined process evaluation of these journaling revelations so as to carry it into the new year

 WinterWax is inclusive of:
  • all workshop instruction with Patricia, Kathryn and Brenda
  • most supplies and materials
  • shared accommodations in the EncaustiCastle
  • welcome night + one other dinner (night TBD) at EncaustiCastle
  • breakfast and lunch on workshop days
What is the thing you want that calls to you, whether you hear it or not, sometimes just as a dull ache? What is it saying to you, asking of you, and how will you respond? This is the silent question, the quiet interior voice that artist, author and international instructor Patricia Baldwin Sseggebruch has had running in unconscious, and more recently in the out-loud spaces. She has answers, and continues to answer, to it; and now challenges you all to do the same. What is that inner voice that calls, and what is it calling to you?
We are all meant to create meaning, integrity, value and relationship-in varied depths, breadths and significance. What is your meaning? What is your create?
Dare to ask, or to at least listen, and perhaps discover, if only the smallest of whispers, at WinterWax. Yes, it is about the wax; but so much more as well~
Dare to.

WinterWax is held at the magical EncaustiCastle in Lexington, KY
From January 14, 2018 around 5:00 pm through January 20, 2018 around 10:00 am
Cost: $500 - $1750 2 spaces left.
For complete information and to register click here


The Leah Macdonald 3 Day Photo Encaustic Workshop 
Friday, March 16th through Sunday, the 18th, 2018 

I am so pleased to announce Leah Macdonald as my next guest artist at ArtWorks Studio. She is a master at her art and her instruction, as she has been teaching her fascinating technique for many years. 

Using a combination of photography and encaustic, Leah will teach you how to embellish photographic imagery with beeswax employing the encaustic technique. Leah teaches painting on paper using wax and other various media, and also specializes in using specifically the Hahnemuhle line of fine art papers in which she prepares with inkjet photos. 
In this workshop, Leah will teach all of her photo encaustic techniques on a variety of surfaces from the lightest, a Hahnemuhle rice paper, to the heaviest 308 photo rag paper mounted on a 2 inch wood panel.  

Leah’s current work is about the transformation of the image into the works of imaginary and abstraction by adding color and textures with wax.  Her newest work is based on florals and floral collages, using layering and stenciling and a variety of exciting encaustic techniques.

No experience in either photography or encaustic is necessary.  
Images can be provided by Leah or she can edit and help each student make selections for imagery before the workshop. She will print and prepare 3 prints all 9 x 12 for each student.
Space is limited. 
Full payment is required at time of registration. A 15% cancellation fee will be applied if 
10 am - 4 pm each day. 
Cost: $500 - All supplies included in this workshop. 
Contact Kathryn Bevier at or call 585-230-7232 for complete details and to register. 

~ Your experience will not only be informative but deeply personal ~


Painting with Fire...
Creative Alchemy at Ghost Ranch 
with Lora Murphy & Kathryn Bevier
Sunday, May 6th through Monday, May 14th, 2018 

Ghost Ranch is the PERFECT place to spend 7 full delightful days (and 8 nights)... painting, drawing, journaling, learning, brainstorming, creating and transforming your ideas, while also learning the finer details of figure and discovering your inner landscape in encaustic.

So. . . Why should YOU join us?
Simple, this is the perfect environment to be inspired by the landscape and take a deep dive into color with Kathryn. Rediscover and refine your love and ability of figurative painting with Lora.
There’s no need to do this alone, imagine spending time at this scared place with like minded creatives. Painting with Fire, Creative Alchemy at Ghost Ranch is just what you’ve been looking for to get the help you need to make your work sing!

~ The knowledge we have is the knowledge we share over five full days of dedicated workshop time.

Plus, we will be exploring this fabulous ranch, and all this special land has to offer, and availing ourselves of some of the most deeply needed ME time!
Plus, we will be exploring this fabulous ranch, and all this special land has to offer, and availing ourselves of some of the most deeply needed ME time!

For artists who are looking to shift their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration. Employing a wide variety of mixed media, too, we will talk about concept, content, narrative and continuity. 

In Kathryn’s Workshop
The focus will be on developing your paintings discovering the hidden language within. Using color and painting intuitively you will create landscapes that can be viewed as metaphor, or you can also choose to work more representationally. At the core, we will be gathering our inspiration from the local scenery, and how our senses come alive in a new environment. Kathryn will guide you on a color journey to help you best express your 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. Starting with intuitive drawings with graphite, charcoal, and pastels, you will then move into your final painting with wax, incorporating all that your sketches have revealed.
Kathryn received her BFA at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts where she was trained in the classical approach to creating art. For well over a decade since, she has grown her knowledge immensely through working for Enkaustikos, an encaustic paint manufacturing company. There, she has honed her knowledge on the chemistry of pigments. She is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge ready to share with you about the subtleties of color mixing. 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.

In Lora’s Workshop
Brace yourself to be amazed with your accomplishments in this hands-on workshop where we will investigate exploratory techniques and approaches in Encaustic Portraiture and Figurative art. We will focus on the creation of rich and expressive surface designs and original pieces done with a combination of encaustic painting and mixed media techniques. Throughout the workshop, some different demonstrations will be done, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both encaustic and mixed-media techniques will be covered, including creating alternative working grounds, using a wide variety of tools, altering the painting surface in imaginative ways, and utilizing original and exciting mixed-media techniques to create stunning effects. To support artists in their own creative path, topics on feeding and embracing the creative spirit, developing personal content through daily stream of consciousness journaling, adopting a multidisciplinary mindset and creating strong concepts in your art will also be discussed.

The Venue...
GHOST RANCH is a fabled retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú in Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico. It was the home and studio of Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as the subject of many of her paintings. Ghost Ranch offers rustic lodging accommodations that are reflective of its origins as a working ranch. The rooms are basic - no frills - which allows you to focus on the natural beauty of the land and to delve fully into your workshop subject matter. While basic, the rooms are clean and comfortable and offer breathtaking views of the colorful vistas, sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods and distant mountains. At this time, daily maid service is not available. 
Cell phone service is limited and Wi-Fi access is available only at certain spots around the Ranch. We suggest you bring a calling card or credit card if you anticipate making long-distance calls.
When you book a stay at the Ranch, lodging rooms are in walking distance to public buildings. You are also close to the Dining Hall, Library, Museums and other structures via non-paved roads. Please do, however, expect loose gravel and uneven terrain.

What’s Included in the cost of Tuition
  •  opening reception 
  •  5 days of workshop (2.5 days with each instructor) 
  •  after hours access to studios
  •  private tour of museums 
  •  guided hike
  •  a day mid-week off to unwind, restore or take a personal day trip
  •  closing reception
  •  all necessary workshop materials and supplies
  •  guided journaling exercises 
  •  talk with local artist
  •  Experience of a lifetime

Your Investment
Tuition fee for 5 full fun days of workshops, guided tours, access to studios with Kathryn and Lora is $1095, including all materials used in the workshop portion of this retreat. Studios are open late, too, yay! A minimum of $450 to reserve your space in the workshop can be made at any time.
Email Kathryn at or Lora
at to express interest and to go over any questions you have. 

What’s Not-Included:
  • Room and Board 
  • Airfare and travel expenses to and from Ghost 
  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance.
  • Any extra art materials you will want to use while
  • Any food and beverage items you will want to have while at Ghost Ranch, aside from the meals that are served at Ghost Ranch.
  • Packaging materials to take art home.
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra services while at the ranch, your fees for horseback riding and other options available at the Ranch, taxis or any other form of transportation.
If you are planning on staying at Ghost Ranch, you will book your room and board separately, through the kind folks at Ghost Ranch as they have so many options for you to choose from. Your choices range from single room/private bath to communal dorm style accommodations, and everything in between. Room rates for registrants will range anywhere between $1269 for private room and private bath, including meals, to $534 for shared dorm style accommodations, including meals. Register early to secure the room style you are looking for. This fee does not include the cost of workshop tuition, which will be paid separately to Kathryn via check or through PayPal in USD. If you are not planning to stay at Ghost Ranch, then you can plan and purchase you meals on a daily basis.
Ghost Ranch Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
MST Toll Free: 877.804.4678 Phone: 505.685.1000 Fax: 505.685.4519
Their website is full with all the extra information you will need -

Please read carefully our cancellation policy. By sending in your payment, you are showing that you are in agreement to our terms.
Tuition payment due in full by March 1st, 2018 – no exceptions. Checks in US dollars can be made to: 
Kathryn Bevier
63 Shelwood Drive 
Rochester, New York 14618
Cancellation policy: In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel, a 15% cancellation fee will incur on any refund given prior to March 1st. In the event that the workshop is cancelled, all of your monies will be refunded.
Please note, Ghost Ranch will have its separate cancellation policy for the room and board. Lora and Kathryn will not be held responsible for any fees deducted on Ghosts Ranch’s behalf. 


Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks OPEN STUDIO

My studio is open to artists who want to work with wax and do not require instruction. All supplies provided except substrates. Book ahead to reserve a station. Please email me at for pricing, policy and availability. 


Did you know that I offer private lessons? Are you needing professional feedback or a fresh perspective on your art? Contact me for detailed information about what I can offer you. Most materials provided depending on lesson. 

  • Encaustic
  • Pastel
  • Cold Wax and Oil


Getting Started with Encaustic - Instructor Kathryn Bevier 

Are you fascinated by the look and feel of art created with wax? Learning encaustic techniques is equally intriguing. In this workshop you will learn the fundamental principles of working with pigmented wax to create your own encaustic art. This is the perfect workshop to get you primed for all other workshops held at Kathryn Bevier Art Works Studio. 

Collage with Encaustic

Collage helps us tap into an inner voice that often times we don’t pay attention to. Using wax as the binder adds to the depth of the encapsulated thoughts and ideas.  In this workshop you will learn the basic application techniques of working with encaustic wax medium to assemble your collage. You will also learn glazing techniques and various ways in which you can enhance the surface of the wax layers. 

All professional materials will be provided however, participants are encouraged to bring items for collage. Stamps, thin papers, newsprint, threads, pressed plants, etc. are some suggestions. There will be plenty of materials available to work from.

Cost: $175 - a 6 hour workshop - Payment due at the time of registration. Space limited to 6 people. Light snack, coffee and teas provided, please bring your own lunch. 

Pastels Meet Wax with Instructor Kathryn Bevier 

This is a wonderful workshop for people who work with pastel, but are super curious about working with wax. This class involves working with wax as your substrate and a means of building depth, while using pastels for pigment application, line and composition. A combination of oil and soft pastels will be used as well as pigmented wax base paint. 

Encaustic En Plein Aire!!!
at Linwood Garden taught by Kathryn Bevier
I get to bring two of my favorite things together - painting en plein air and encaustic, to one of my favorite places - Linwood Estates. 

Join me in this rare and unique opportunity to paint the landscape en plein aire using the encaustic technique of painting with pigmented beeswax. This workshop allows you to be inspired by the beautiful scenery of Linwood Gardens, while also working with a painting style ideal for creating depth and beautiful texture evocative of a natural setting. No experience necessary, as you will be guided step by step in a variety of easy application processes ideal for the encaustic process. You will not only treasure the experience, but will enjoy creating a true, one of a kind, piece of art. In case of inclement weather, we will work indoors and work from a still life and you will learn all the essentials of the encaustic process with a focus more on color mixing. 

2017 Workshop held at Kathryn Bevier’s studio - 250 N Goodman St - Rochester, NY 14607 - Please contact Kathryn Bevier for all registration needs.
585-230-7232 or

Please email me at or call 585-230-7232 for complete information. 


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