Pam's Painting WORKSHOPS

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2024 Scheduled LIVE Workshops:

Methods of Abstraction in Encaustic

Join me in beautiful Mulranny, Ireland for this amazing workshop in Encaustic, "Methods of Abstraction in Encaustic".

Mulranny, Ireland. September 20th - 27th, 2024.

 

Join us for lots of fun and exciting ways to create abstraction in encaustic! We will use a mixed media approach ‚Äď ie use of dry media, pan pastels, collage material, and special tools (electric tjanting tool, XD damar resin) to help each artist express their personal voice in a way that is unique and warms the soul! Enrollment is now open! CLICK HERE to learn more and enroll! A few spots remain!

Painting with Fire, '24-'25! Lifetime Access! Enroll using my link - get my Encaustic Course + Special Effects ($250 value) for FREE!

Enroll in PWF '24-'25 using my SPECIAL Affiliate link, www.pwf24.com and once your enrollment is confirmed by Lora Murphy (owner of all PWF workshops), I will then enroll you in my Encaustic Course + Special Effects for FREE ($250 value!). You MUST use my SPECIAL Affiliate link, www.pwf24.com to get my encaustic course for free!

 

Painting with Fire, '23-'24! Lifetime Access! Enroll using my link - get my Encaustic Course + Special Effects ($250 value) for FREE!

Enroll in PWF '23-'24 using my SPECIAL affiliate link, www.pwf23.com and once you enroll, Lora Murphy, (owner of all PWF workshops) will CONFIRM you have enrolled using my special affiliate link. I will then enroll you in my Encaustic Course + Special Effects for FREE ($250 value!). Please remember, in order to get my encaustic course for FREE ($250 value), you MUST use my SPECIAL LINK to enroll in PWF '23-'24, which is: www.pwf23.com

 

Painting with fire 23/24

Painting with Fire - 2021-2022!

PAINTING WITH FIRE ($199 through April 30, 2021, then price goes up to $249): Encaustic Master Class with 26 world class encasutic instructors. One new video each week, starting April 30th, 2021, with LIFETIME access! Use MY Affiliate link www.EncausticMasterClass.com and get my FREE Encaustic Mini course which begins March 1, 2021 - I will show you how to make your own encaustic medium, encaustic paints, set up your studio, and provide a comprehensive PDF with all the suppliers I use to set up my studio. You must use my affiliate link, www.EncausticMasterClass.com which redirects to "Painting With Fire" to sign up for the Master Class first for $199. As long as you use my link, I will then email you within 24-48 hours with information about the mini-course.



Mentorship, Private and Semi-Private Studio Instruction

If you are interested in private or semi-private *studio instruction/mentoring/consulting, please check out just some of the options listed here and please contact me at¬†[email protected]¬†withth "INQUIRY" in the subject line. If you don't see an exact fit, let's arrange a phone conversation to determine your goals and see what kind of customized instruction we can put together for your specific needs!

MY NEW STUDIO

*On July 31, 2016, our home and my four studios burned to the ground. We had 45 minutes to leave our home and although we thought we might return, by the time we were allowed back after four days of continuous burning, there was literally nothing but ashes left.

CURRENT STUDIO: I now work from my 1000 sq ft studio located at our home. It has ventilation, daylight corrected fluorescent lighting, large wooden walls to hang cradled panels or large sheets of paper, and GFCI (Ground Force Circuit Interruptor) outlets to prevent overloading electrical circuits while painting with encaustic or encaustic monotype. My studio is also equipped with a Roland Pro Box (32x44in) for encaustic monotypes.

Our home has a nice back deck overlooking the Bitterroot Mountains with comfortable seating for having our meals - or we can dine in town!

AIRPORT

The nearest airport to my studio is the Missoula, Montana airport. My home and studio are located at 381 Sky West Lane in Hamilton, MT.

(*PLAN 1-3 Prices listed below are effective 2024)


a la carte
Individual consultation/mentoring/consulting/instruction via Zoom; $150/hour

(To set up a time, please contact me at¬†[email protected]¬†with "INQUIRY" in the subject line)


PLAN 1 ‚Äď 6 month mentorship via Zoom - $2500

-2 @ 1 hour scheduled meetings/month over a 6 month period (via Zoom)

-Customized/targeted plan of action

(Please email me your images 3 days before our scheduled call so I have time to look at them!)

(*Full Payment due upon scheduling.¬†Please email me at [email protected]¬†to arrange dates)


PLAN 2 ‚Äď Private 2 days in my Studio¬†- $3500

2 days making art in my Hamilton, MT studio! I will be there each day to mentor and coach you as you explore any of the following medium(s) of your choice (encaustic, encaustic monotype, acrylic/mixed media, cold wax/oil).

- Use my equipment and tools

- *Some supplies can be provided for extra materials fee (to be determined!).

-You may work independently in addition to having me there during "mentoring" hours (10am - 4:30pm with lunch break from noon-1pm)

Included: Lodging, Transportation from Missoula, MT Airport and around Hamilton), breakfast and lunch.

(To set up a time, please contact me at¬†[email protected]¬†with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)


PLAN 3 ‚Äď Private 3 days in my Hamilton, MT Studio¬†- $5000

3 days making art in my Hamilton, MT studio! I will be there each day to mentor and coach you as you explore any of the following medium(s) of your choice (encaustic, encaustic monotype, acrylic/mixed media, cold wax/oil).

-Use my equipment and tools

- *Some supplies can be provided for extra materials fee (to be determined!).

-You may work independently in addition to having me there during "mentoring" hours (10am - 4:30pm with lunch break from noon-1pm)

Included: Lodging, Transportation from Missoula, MT Airport and around Hamilton), breakfast and lunch.

(To set up a time, please contact me at¬†[email protected]¬†with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)


OR......WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO COME TO YOU?

If you would like me to visit your area (group, private or semi-private instruction), please reach out to me at [email protected]

It may be feasible for me to come do a workshop in your area, but the most important thing is to have an adequate venue in mind! If you already know of a light filled, spacious venue which supports art workshops, please mention that as well, along with the main contact person if possible.

(To set up a time, please contact me at¬†[email protected]¬†with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)



TESTIMONIALS


The time I spent with Pam was a gift from above. I felt such a good connection with an an amazing artist. She has mastered the art of communication ‚Äď and is not afraid to share; she wants to help artists open their creativity.

This experience was a warm welcome into my life- she opened her studio ‚Äď shared her materials, knowledge, guidance and I experienced such joy ‚Äď two artists together. She helped to open my heart to offer my creativity to people and now people want to buy my art but I tell them ‚Äúnot for sale-yet!‚ÄĚ She has opened a path for me; her teaching is limitless and opens more possibilities."

“What seems impossible is just the beginning of endless possibilities. Maria Trujillo, Sand Point, ID



I just finished a fabulous class with Pam Caughey, an 'Oil and Wax Workshop - Dynamic Color and Powerful Design'. I have never had an instructor that was more prepared for a class or that went into detail about making your work better through the fundamental elements of design and value. This is invaluable information that applies to any medium and something I have never been exposed to with any of my other instructors. This is information that I can now apply to any art making I do. Pam was also very generous in offering constructive advice and encouragement. I would love to take another class from Pam. She has a wealth of information to share. Deborah Campbell, Newcastle, WA
 



I took Pam Caughey's workshop, "Powerful Design and Personal Color," in June, 2016 with a small group of artists at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. Although I've had success over the years as a self-taught artist, I wanted to strengthen design elements and value clarity in my work. Pam's workshop was transformational! Her superb presentations, clear demonstrations and one-on-one guidance allowed each of us--regardless of prior art education and exhibit history---to really see what was missing in our paintings. Pam identified key questions related to design elements for us to ask ourselves as we moved through different stages of our work. She generously shared tips and insights from her own journey as an artist, and her teaching style created a supportive environment for risk-taking. I experienced so much creative growth over the course of four days! I do not doubt that her lessons will serve me well far into the future. I highly recommend this gifted teacher's classes to any artist. ---Cynthia J. Lee, La Grange Park, IL



Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the best class I have ever taken!! You are an exceptional communicator and teacher with the rare ability to teach to everyone with varying degrees of ability. I got so much from your class. I am working on a commission for a gallery here in town. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed doing this because of your class. What don't I have? What don't I have?? rung through my head. Masking, percentages of values, getting myself unstuck using your techniques all combined made this piece happen. And I wanted to thank you for that! I enjoyed it. It wasn't like giving birth!! (well sort of - but in a good way. Lol) I have a new level of confidence which I am feeling in my work and I know will shine through. Please know that your skill and king words have touched my heart and work. ---Sue Jachimiec, Richmond, VA



Pam's oil & wax workshop was transforming in so many ways! Her class is a perfect mix of demonstrations, hands-on painting and constructive, valuable critique. She is clear and straight forward (and fun!) in her teachings about design, color and techniques. Pam also has an exceptional ability to create a joyful and exploratory learning environment, pushing each student in new ways of thinking and looking at imagery. An amazing four days of learning that will greatly impact my paintings for the rest of my life! --Lauren Thuli, Dodgeville, WI



Pam is an inspiring workshop leader, combining her skills as artist, teacher, observer, critic and cheerleader to help others take their art to a new level. She's insightful and analytical while also creative and passionate. Throughout, Pam shares new ideas, techniques and approaches and then allows participants to experiment and explore. I left my first workshop inspired and enthused about my art and the possibilities that await.
--Mark Witzling, Maryland Heights, MO


 

PAST WORKSHOPS

2024

MUSES Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM. May, 2024.

2020-2022 - COVID

2019

OAXACA, MEXICO, BELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES - "Culture" + "Life Experiences" + "Food"

The Visionary Projects, New York City, NY.

2018

The Visionary Projects, Miami, FL.

San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO, BELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES - "Culture" + "Life Experiences" + "Food"


Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, Feb 11-15, 2018.
Cullowhee Mountain Arts  cold wax/oil workshop

Snow Hill, MD; Cullowhee Mountain Arts - Beginner through Advanced, Cold Wax/Oil, April 11-15, 2018.

Western Carolina University, North Carolina, Cullowhee Mountain Arts - Master Class in Cold Wax/Oil, June 18-22, 2018. 

2017

SHAKE RAG ALLEY, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Master Class in Cold Wax/Oil.

Pleasant View Grange #164, Boulder, CO; Cold Wax/Oil Color: Powerful Design and Personal Color, Sept 20-23, 2017.

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ARTS, Lake Logan Retreat Center, Canton, North Carolina; Cold Wax/Oil Color: Powerful Design and Personal Color.

Pamela Caughey

Your Instructor

Pamela Caughey grew up in Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UW-Madison in 1983. After moving with her family to Hamilton, MT in 1986, she began her serious study of art, and in 2010 received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Montana School of Art. She works in many media, with special interest in cold wax/oil, encaustic, mixed media and acrylic. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums and public buildings nationally and internationally and her work appears in the newly published book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversations”. After teaching foundations courses at the University of Montana, Bitterroot College, Montana, she is now a full time studio artist and teaches workshops from her Hamilton, Montana studio, within the US and abroad.

Pamela Caughey

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