Private Workshop Sessions Available for Encaustic Monotypes

In July I held a private workshop with a Mother Daughter duo to explore encaustic monotypes. We had a blast, and from that experience I have decided to offer this as an ongoing opportunity and by appointment. The sessions can either be half days or full days. Sessions include most materials and demonstrations as I walk you through various processes. After each demonstration you will have time to work the materials and techniques.  These sessions are limited to small groups of up to four persons, as work space is also limited, but makes for ideal one-on-one environment to learn.








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Introduction to Encaustic Monotype – Workshop – February 6th 2016

This workshop with explore the encaustic monotype process.

About the encaustic monotype – excerpted from R & F Paints:

“Images can be created directly on a heated palette and then lifted onto a piece of paper much the same way that a monotype is made in printmaking. The benefit to creating encaustic monotypes is that once you lift your paper and it cools there is no drying time. This process has an immediacy to it that many others do not. You can pull multiple prints in a relatively short amount of time.”

The purpose of this class is to expose students to a wide variety of papers, tools, processes, and ideas connected to producing encaustic prints, and to engage students in varied technical processes with an emphasis on adapting those processes to expanding their own unique visual language. Students will begin by learning the basics and variables of the encaustic monotype: heat, paint, paper, and pressure. They will then progress to exploring techniques such as using additive and subtractive processes, trace monotype, stenciling, and varied advanced techniques that explore how to control line, placement, color, and saturation. These techniques will allow students to fine tune and nuance their printed images. Students can expect to create a wide variety of prints during this class, encompassing a varied range of technical and intuitive process.

Saturday February 6th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Price: $130.00 per person.
$25 Material fee

Please remit a $50 non-refundable deposit by February 1st to register
and you can use the handy PayPal button below! The balance will be due upon start of class.

Class is limited to 4 students

Location: Sweet 11 Gallery

 863 1/2 Main Ave, Suite 11
Durango, CO 81301

Tori’s Cell phone: 360-317-7685

Your deposit of $50 will be your registration into the workshop.



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Teaching Encaustics at The Durango Art Center

Fall 2015



With Tori Williams
September 12–13, 10am–4pm
$195 DAC Members  / $225 Non-Members

Encaustics is a process of painting with pigmented bees wax. This two day encaustic workshop for all levels.   We will explore use of collage, stencil, drawings and transfers and Including the use dry pigments and different inks. We will also work with texture using different tools, surfaces and color. Students encouraged to bring various papers, textiles, images and string, and a willingness to experiment. A $10 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor the first day of class.


To register for this class in Durango Colorado:

BMoCA CSArt Colorado Contributing Artist

CSArt Colorado

CSArt Colorado!

I’m delighted to announce my participation in the CSArt Colorado project. My participation involves the autumn art harvest distribution date of October 2015. My artist contribution will include 60 pieces of encaustic monotypes on paper based on my current body of work involving my perspective of multipals. More to come on this as I photograph some of those pieces to be included here for a primer on what will be delivered. Stay tuned!

Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.

CSArt Shareholders subscribe each season to receive 10 works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events twice a year where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists. The works created especially for the season are revealed at each event. Past artworks have included wooden sculpture, encaustic, paintings, photographic prints, and sterling silver spoons.

Becoming a shareholder is a simple way to own a collection of original artwork while supporting your creative community. Choose between the Crop or Harvest share, each offering a different mix of artists — or buy them both!

Visit my CSArt Colorado page:

Here’s the link to view all the 2015 CSArt Colroado artists:

2014 Durango Art Center Microgrant Awardee

durango arts center microgrant logo I’m delighted to announce the news of being included as a 2014 Durango Art Center Microgrant Awardee.

Here is an excerpt from my proposal:
“The work I’m specifying for this grant application is towards the exploration of multiples and the individuals as a concept, specifically by employing the encaustic medium one wood panel. My intent is to create 6 large format paintings not to exceed 40”x40, or the constraints of the 4’x8’ plywood sheets. The subject matter is both to explore the concept of our collective over usage of the font Arial in our culture and while allowing for the possibility to incorporate other icons in my artistic vocabulary.”

The Durango Art Center Microgrant project has been a very rewarding experience for me and I highly encourage any and all artists living in the southwest Colorado region to consider this wonderful opportunity and take the time to develop a thoughtful grant application for the upcoming year.

About DAC Microgrants
Established by DAC Board Members in 2014, MicroGrants is a visionary funding program for artists in Southwestern Colorado and select counties of Northern New Mexico. Understanding that a financial barrier is oftentimes all that stands in the way of an artists’ next critical step in their career, MicroGrants distributes ten (10) grants totaling $5000 to emerging and established artists, serving as a catalyst to further their work while living and creating in our rural Southwestern communities. This opportunity is open to DAC members as well as non-members. No matter how ambitious or humble the proposal, MicoGrants aims to support innovation, creative development and maintain momentum in artistic careers. DAC seeks to engage local artists and deepen artistic diversity within Durango and the surrounding communities.

About Durango Art Centers Microgrant Program

Images from the first stages in fulfilling the grant proposal: