• Gig Harbor, WA

Dyeing To Rust With Pam Nichols

Rusting Papers

Rusting Papers

Pam demonstrating how to rust

Pam demonstrating how to rust

Lulu's unveiling

Lulu's unveiling

Encaustic assemblage using rusted and indigo dyed paper, rust, kitchen drawer and pieces from a chair. by Kathie Vezzani

Encaustic assemblage using rusted and indigo dyed paper, rust, kitchen drawer and pieces from a chair. by Kathie Vezzani

Encaustic artist Pam Nichols is traveling from Perth, Australia to teach her popular Dyeing to Rust workshop in Gig Harbor next June. There are two sessions, the first June 22-24 followed by June 26-28. No rusting experience is required but you should have basic knowledge of painting with encaustics.

Participants will gain hands-on experience learning how to incorporate rusted papers, rusted fabric and rusty objects into encaustic paintings. 

Topics will include safe handling of rusted materials and techniques.

This Rust Workshop Includes

  • Two and half days of instruction from Pam
  • Two dinners, two lunches 
  • Encaustic medium
  • Hot Plates
  • Brushes
  • Gloves
  • All Items for Rusting

The price for this workshop is $495 and does not include lodging or transportation. 

The workshop is limited to 10 

Accommodation: There are many Arbnbs and B&Bs in Gig Harbor.  Here is a link for more options.

$250 is due at registration with the balance due Feb 22.

Please fill out the registration form for the session you would like to attend. 

ITINERARY

Day 1, June 22 - Friday night at 2:00 we begin our rusty adventure. Pam will show how to rust papers and you will have time to rust before our social hour (dinner).

Day 2, June 23 - We start early at 9 to give us plenty of time to rust and play. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Day 3, June 24 - Final day starts at 9 as we continue working and playing with rusted materials on panels. At 3:00 we stop and clean up. Lunch will be provided.

Student Supply List

  • 3-4 of your favorite colors of encaustic paint in tins with brushes
  • 1 or 2 Hake brushes, if you prefer these over chip brushes
  • your favorite tools
  • apron
  • rusty items to attach to your paintings
  • few sheets of natural papers such as silk tissue paper, mulberry paper, rice papers or cotton papers
  • Butane torch head such as Iwatani 
  • 2 10"x10" gessoed panels 1.5" deep or encaustic boards
  • 2 12"x12" gessoed panels 1.5" deep or encaustic boards
  • any other materials you like to work with
Encaustic painting by Kathie Vezzani

Encaustic painting by Kathie Vezzani

Pam NIchols

Pam NIchols

Pam Nichols

Pam Nichols


Pam Nichols

Pam Nichols

Pam Nichols loves wax and rust and her popular workshops sell out almost immediately. She is an accomplished professional artist whose encaustic work has been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. Since attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art, she has developed and produced several art shows around Portland, served as the President of Portland Open Studios. She has taught art classes throughout Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii and now lives in Perth, Western Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Pam Nichols and Kathie Vezzani    

Pam Nichols and Kathie Vezzani

 

 

Kathie Vezzani, who is hosting the workshop at her home in Gig Harbor, also is an artist who paints, rusts and waxes. She organizes trips for other artists and in a former life was a caterer. She has 23 years experience organizing trips for foodies and artists.