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Wed, Mar 08


Arlen's Artist Materials

R&F Encaustic Demo with Dietlind Vander Schaaf

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R&F Encaustic Demo with Dietlind Vander Schaaf
R&F Encaustic Demo with Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Arlen's Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY 12205, USA

About the event

R&F Encaustic Demo with Dietlind Vander Schaaf 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 12 to 1:30 pm

This demo is FREE and pre-registration is required to attend. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.

This demonstration will cover what encaustic is and safe working temperatures; appropriate fusing tools; basic studio ventilation and tips for workspace setup; appropriate encaustic grounds; how to prepare a surface using encaustic gesso and the benefits of Ampersand Encausticbord; suggestions for equipment, including the R&F heat gun; methods and helpful hints for working with encaustic; fusing and surface effects; additional techniques (i.e. collage, stenciling, inlay, accretion, image transfer, and monotype); and clean-up of materials, including brushes and palette.

About the artist:

Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described as the transformation of “disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace” (Artscope). Vander Schaaf has exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Conrad Wilde Gallery, The Fuller Craft Museum, Kolman & Pryor, and On Center Gallery, among others, and been featured in Maine Home + Design, Decor Maine, Downeast Magazine, UPPERCASE, and Artscope.

Vander Schaaf is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints, an Ampersand Ambassador, and the former president of New England Wax. She is an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference and the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists, as well as a Tending Space Artist Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation. Vander Schaaf has taught workshops throughout the country, including Haystack, Maine College of Art, Penland, Arrowmont, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Snow Farm, Rhode Island School of Design, and internationally.


  • R&F Demo

    This ticket allows its holder admittance to the R&F Encaustic Demo with Dietlind Vander Schaaf on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 12 to 1:30 pm.

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