Class Schedule

Intro to Encaustic Painting Weekend Workshop
October 19 + October 20 | 9am - 4pm
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Encaustic Open Studio
September 25 | 1pm - 4pm | 3 spaces available
October 9 | 1pm - 4pm | 3 spaces available
October 23 | 1pm - 4pm | 3 spaces available

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to register for Encaustic Open Studio.

Course Information

Intro to Encaustic Painting

This hands-on studio course introduces participants of all levels to encaustic painting using a heated palette and encaustic wax medium. This course will provide demonstrations and opportunities to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, mark making, and incorporating found objects.  All supplies included.

Class size : 4 Students

ADVANCED Encaustic Painting

This weekend workshop offers participants a deeper understanding of encaustic painting through color mixing, translucency and layering, texturizing, paint application and mark-making techniques, as well as encaustic monotype printing. Students are encouraged develop and explore their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on multiple panels or on a larger scale. It is a prerequisite that participants have completed an introductory level class or have prior experience with encaustic painting. All supplies included.

Class size : 4 Students

Encaustic Open Studio

Encaustic Open Studio sessions offer an excellent opportunity for beginning to advanced encaustic students to practice their skills in a supportive environment.  These sessions are open to anyone with prior training in encaustic painting.  Instruction and critique are not included.

Each Open Studio session costs $30, or you may buy a 4 class punch card for $100. You may pay with cash, check or credit card at the time of the class.  I will provide the workspace with a hotplate, encaustic medium, a brush and a heat gun.  Please bring all other materials that you wish to work with. 

Class size : 3 Students

Please use the form below to register for Encaustic Open Studio. 

Please register at least 2 days in advance of the session you wish to attend. Thank you! 


"What a fun and informative class! Amy is a patient instructor, willing to share her knowledge, tricks of her trade, while encouraging individual creativity.  I love that I went from learning to use encaustic wax, to finished projects in 2 days—I was definitely inspired to do more!"  -Joanne

"I found encaustic painting to be a new and exciting medium to express myself!  Amy is  knowledgeable,  a great instructor, very patient and encouraging!" -Christina

"Amy is thorough and patient as she explains and demonstrates this highly skill-based art form.  As a media, encaustic is engaging. As a student, learning about its application, you’re suddenly filled with one idea after another. Imagination soars!" -Vicki

"Awesome teacher, awesome class!  Amy packs a lot of information in her workshops and is generous with her time and knowledge.  Learned a lot and had a great time doing it.  Highly recommend her class." - Doris

"I enjoyed learning about encaustic painting with Amy. Her creativeness and subject knowledge helped me to let go and explore my creative side." -Carolyn

"Amy is a wonderful teacher:  organized with her handouts and presentation; gentle and inspiring with her suggestions and ideas; and thoughtful and creative in her presentations. I am enjoying exploring a new medium and look forward to doing more." - Anne

"Taking the Encaustic Workshop with Amy has given me great new options for new artwork. Amy is an excellent teacher - always available, and thorough and patient, but giving the student freedom and encouragement to experiment.  I was really needing some inspiration, and I think Amy’s studio was a great place to find it!" - Barbara

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