Art Instruction

Learn basic to advanced encaustic and mixed media techniques in a friendly, relaxed environment — my studio in Purcellville, VA! I will take you where you are as an artist and build your skill set and confidence.


STUDIO WORKSHOPS (37949 Sayre Court, Purcellville)


Introduction to Encaustics (6 seats available, ages 16 to adult)

Learn the basics of creating encaustic art work including safety precautions, supplies needed and where to buy them, how to prepare the painting surface, applying mixed media, and how to care for encaustics. Students will complete a 8″x8″ encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. All supplies included. No painting experience necessary. This is a great class for beginners and artists looking to explore this exciting medium.

Intermediate Encaustics (6 seats available, ages 16 to adult)

This class continues where the “Introduction to Encaustics” workshop left off. Learn encaustic painting techniques including working with pigmented wax, shellac and alcohol inks. Students will complete an 8″x8″ encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. All supplies included. This is a great class for artists familiar with the basics of painting with encaustic and students who attended my Intro workshop. (16 to adult)

See Events Calendar for class schedule.

Private Instruction

Join me for private instruction in my home studio for $40/ hour adult session and $25/hour child session (2 hr. sessions recommended). During the class, students will have full access to my equipment and supplies to complete a ready-to-hang wood panel encaustic or mixed media painting.

Group Instruction

Have a group that would enjoy the experience of taking a class from a professional artist? I teach homeschool groups, scout groups, book clubs, you name it. Contact me to set up a group rate based on group size for a fun event in my studio or your facility.

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