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

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. My expertise is with both Encaustic and 


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.
Tuesdays from 10am to 4 pm March 13th, 20th & 27th
Thursdays from 10am - 3pm March 15th, 22nd & 29th

2018 Workshops at ArtWorks Studio
To register for all workshops please email me at

The Leah Macdonald Photo Encaustic Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, March 17th & 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 prints for each student.
Full payment is required at time of registration. A 15% deduction will be applied to any refund for cancelling. 
9 am - 5 pm each day. 
Cost: $445 - 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 ~

Introduction to Encaustic - Instructor Kathryn Bevier
Tuesday evening, March 20th
Are you ready to explore painting with wax? I will walk you through the basics of the encaustic process and then you will have the opportunity to go further through focusing on several techniques that I will demonstrate. You will gain an understanding of how to set up your space for encaustic, the working properties of wax, color mixing, creating desired effects such as surface textures and depth. 

6 - 9 pm. Cost $100  All materials included. Class size limited to 4 people.

Beyond the Basics - Instructor Kathryn Bevier 
Tuesday evening, March 27th
If you are ready to take your encaustic work to the next level? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to finely hone your skills through focusing on developing your artistic voice through working with wax. In this class we will take a closer look at the nature of pigments so you will have more success with color mixing. You will learn a wider variety of techniques and understanding the subtleties that will help you to elevate your art.  
6 -9 pm. Cost $100 ( $175 if registering for both March 20th and 27th)   
All materials included. 

Working from a Still Life - Encaustic 
Saturday, March 24th
Using a simple still life set up as a focal point, I will help and guide you with palette set up, color mixing, composition, paint application, creating surface textures and finishing up with a simple shadow box frame. this workshop is ideal for people who have already had encaustic lessons with me. 
You will walk away with at least one finished piece in a frame, I can't think of anything more gratifying. 
Limited to 4 people
10 am -4 pm 
Cost $200 all supplies included

Exploring Mixed Media with Encaustic Workshop at Art Noise in Kingston, ON Canada
Sunday, April 22nd
I will be traveling to Kingston again this year to give a demo on Saturday, then an all day workshop on Sunday. Here is the workshop information. You will call Art Noise to register. 

The encaustic medium offers a fantastic array of opportunities to work with all sorts of mixed media products. From inks to pastels, onto pigment sticks and more, you will be amazed at how versatile this medium is and the interesting effects you can achieve.
This is a highly exploratory workshop where the focus will be on opening up to the spontaneous nature of creativity.
Please join us in welcoming back Kathryn Bevier, of Enkaustikos. She brings a wealth of knowledge as she shows the basic process of working with wax based paints, and the proper techniques for encaustic work when incorporating of multiple mixed media materials.
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2018 10-4pm
COST: $150
290 Princess Street Kingston ON K7L 1B5
p: 613-767-7860

Retreat for 2018

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

2 spaces remain

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!

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 Ranch
  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance. 
  • Any extra art materials you will want to use while on retreat
  • 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. 
Evelyn Leyba - / 505.685.1001
Eileen Garcia - / 505.685.1017
8am-5pm MST, Sunday-Friday (not Saturday)
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

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. 

Encaustic Printmaking

In this workshop, you will learn the art of making mono prints with encaustic paint in both basic technique as well as learn 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. 
10am - 4pm
Cost: $175

Class size limited to 4 people. 

Mixed Media with Encaustic 

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 the interesting effects you can achieve This is a highly exploratory workshop where the focus will be on opening up to the spontaneous nature of creativity. Please join me for this two week workshop. We will work on a variety of substrates as well. 
6pm - 9pm
Cost: $175

Class size limited to 6 people. 

Collage with Wax

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. 
10am - 4pm

Cost: $175
Class size limited to 6 people. 

Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks OPEN STUDIO
Please contact Kathryn Bevier for all information 585-230-7232 or


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