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 


Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks OPEN STUDIO TIMES 
My studio is open to artists who want to work with wax, benefiting from community, but do not require instruction. All supplies provided except substrates. Book ahead to reserve a station. Please contact me for all information 585-230-7232 or for pricing, policy and availability.

Tuesdays from 10am to 3 pm June 26. July 3, 10, 17
Thursdays from 10am to 3pm June 28. July 5, 12, 19
August dates 2nd, 14th, 16th, 28th & 30th
Other times are available by request. 

To register for all workshops please email me at

Pastel en Plein Aire 
Thursday evenings, July 5th, 12, and 19th
There is something special about making the time to take in the beauty of our region and capture it in our art. Every summer I look forward to painting en plein aire and especially in the early evening when the light begins to soften. Join me in various locations around Rochester to work out doors with pastels. I will begin each session with a brief demonstration and then work individually with each person on a personal level. All levels of experience are welcome. You will receive a basic materials list upon registration. 
6 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost $165

Bonus!!! Stay an hour longer for some quick night sketching. This is when the magic happens, so be open to staying. I will give clear instructions on how to prepare for this option. It is easy and tremendously rewarding. 

Encaustic Printmaking
Saturday, July 7th
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 - all materials provided
Class size limited to 4 people. 
Special pricing if you register for Collage with Wax on Sunday, July 8th

Collage with Wax
Sunday, July 8th 
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 - all materials provided

Class size limited to 6 people. 

Encaustic Painting a 3 Day workshop at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art
Mon, Aug 6th through Wed, Aug 8

I'm very excited to return to Lyme Academy College of Fine Art for a third year to offer another Encaustic workshop. Regardless of your experience with this medium, if you are interested in learning how to work with encaustic or want to take your art to the next level, I will skillfully guide you. You will gain an in-depth knowledge on the working properties of wax, color mixing, creating desired effects such as surface texture and depth, and understanding the subtleties that will help you to elevate your art. 

Learn archival practices for using a variety of mixed media, collage and image transfers over the course of the first two days. On Day 3 you will learn essential information on the printing process with Encaustic paints, from set-up, free-form printing, how to work from registration for mono-type printing, as well as a wide array of application techniques. You will also learn how the different pigments and papers behave for a better understanding on how to achieve the results you desire.
Cost: $400 (includes all materials)
9:30 am - 4 pm daily
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street 
Old Lyme, CT 06371 

I'm pleased to announce I have been asked to also teach at JEANNE BECK's ART GALLERY & STUDIO located at 154 Mill Street in Canandaigua, NY this coming September

Intro to Working with Wax
Saturday, September 15

Are you ready to learn about painting with wax? Kathryn will walk you through the basic process of working with encaustic so you will have a good foundation to help you discover the many directions this fascinating medium can take. You will have the opportunity to explore several techniques that will be demonstrated throughout the day. You will gain an understanding of how set up your space for encaustic, the working properties of wax, color mixing, plus creating desired effects such as different surface textures and a sense of depth. All materials provided.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM $175

Mixed Media Encaustic
Sunday, September 16

The encaustic medium offers a fantastic array of opportunities to work with all sorts of mixed media products. Using: inks, pastels, pigment sticks, gold leaf, collage and more, you will be amazed at how versatile this medium is and the interesting effects you can achieve by incorporating a variety of art materials. This is a highly exploratory day where the focus will be on opening up to the spontaneous nature of creativity. You will also learn the proper techniques for encaustic mixed media work. All materials provided.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM $175
Alter Books 
Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th
Join Carol Acquilano & Kathryn Bevier in their Anderson Arts Building studios for two truly special days of fashioning unique hand sewn sculptural book forms using printed paper that you create using pigmented wax. 
On Day 1: Kathryn will guide you on how to create wax based prints on a variety of beautiful papers. You will learn basic encaustic printing techniques as well as understand the benefits of using different high quality papers. Printing with encaustic paints is both liberating and spontaneous.
On Day 2: Carol will guide you in using the papers you have created to design and assemble two basic sculptural book forms. You will learn specific stitching methods to securely bind your one of a kind treasures. You will also have the opportunity embellish your books with cutting designs, collage and adornments.
Cost: $285 - All supplies included in the workshop. Full payment due at time of registration. 10 am - 4 pm both days . Class size limited to 6.


Painting with Fire...Creative Alchemy at Ghost Ranch with Lora Murphy and Kathryn Bevier 
April 28th - May 6th, 2019

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 expanding your encaustic knowledge in portraiture and landscape painting. For full itinerary email Kathryn at Registration is open. 

Wax, Paper, Thread: Encaustic Journals with Erin Keane
June 21-23, 2019
Wax nostalgic, wax poetic, wax philosophical, and wax creative! We will explore methods of encaustic monotype in the creation of books and journals. On the first day, we will infuse a multitude of papers with colorful prints, patterns, and designs using encaustic beeswax paint. On the second day, we will sew beautiful hard cover books using historical Coptic Binding and your favorite printed papers. On the third day, your remaining collection of pages will be bound into tactile, tantalizing soft cover journals using Woven Longstitch. Your books can be thematic, conceptual, or simply full of creative meanderings. All levels welcome.
Cost $500 - all materials included
10:00-4:00 each day

Space is limited - Registration is now open!!!

Lora Murphy and I will be offering Art and Soul Journey to Ireland scheduled for September 7th - 15th. Email Kathryn for itinerary at

*Cancellation PolicyIn the unfortunate event that you need to cancel on a workshop that I am either hosting an instructor or teaching alongside another instructor, a 15% deduction will taken on the deposit if cancelled prior to one month of the workshop. If a cancellation happens during the month prior to the workshop, there will be no reimbursement of the deposit. If you have paid for the workshop in full and need to cancel, there will be no reimbursement of monies if cancelled the week prior to the start of the workshop. Please make sure you understand the cancellation policy before registering. 
If I cancel a workshop, all monies will be returned. 

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


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