Encaustic Painting | Tracy Spadafora | 1.5 credit available

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora

Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities. This is the legendary paint of the Fayum mummy portraits of the first and second centuries, yet its incredible versatility has made it a desirable painting medium in the 21st century. This comprehensive workshop, which will cover safety, equipment & materials, supports & grounds, and many popular mixed media techniques, is a great introduction for beginning students, or continuation for intermediate students. Learn and practice fusing, scraping, layering, incising, collage, transfer, mono-printing, and a range of other encaustic techniques.

Prerequisite: none required


*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About the Instructor

Tracy is a painter who teaches studio art classes at colleges and museums in the Boston / Worcester area, and in her studio in Framingham, MA. She has given workshops and demonstrations in the technique of encaustic at locations throughout the northeast for the past 20 years. Tracy's artwork has been shown across the U.S. and is included in the collections of Harvard University, the Danforth Museum, and Bank of America, as well as in numerous publications, including Artist's Magazine.


Montserrat College of Art

Sculpture Studio
301 Cabot St
Beverly, MA 01915



$795 full tuition

$715 Early Bird Deal (register before May 1)

$715 alumni, seniors & educators

$975 for 1.5 credits*


Rolling Admission - just $250 deposit due at time of registration


Materials Fee

There is a $120 materials fee for this course



$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
$375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by May 1! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


To register, please use the registration link below




For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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