Art Instruction

Encaustic wax painting classes are now available in Loudoun County! Learn basic to advanced encaustic and mixed media techniques in a friendly, relaxed environment at Anne Stine Fine Art studio in Purcellville, VA!

There are two classes available each covering a different encaustic technique, as well as how to use encaustics safely, set up supplies, and care for encaustic art. Take one or both to develop your encaustic skills. Not sure which one is for you? Just contact me to learn more about each class. (13 to adult, 6 seats available)

Encaustics: Collage Techniques

Learn the basics of creating encaustic artwork by applying mixed media collage to the wax surface.  Students will practice techniques and complete a 8″x8″ encaustic collage mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. (Students may bring papers, fabric and others collage materials to use in their original artwork. Check with me if you have a questions about materials.) All supplies included. No painting experience necessary. This is a great class for beginners and artists looking to explore this exciting medium. 2.5 hours

Encaustics: Burn-In Techniques
This class is HOT! Learn encaustic burn-in techniques using a torch including working with pigmented wax and firing up shellac, wood glue and alcohol inks for dramatic results. Students will practice techniques and complete an 8″x8″ encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. This is a great class for artists familiar with the basics of painting with encaustic and students who attended the collage workshop (not required). 2.5 hours


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Acrylic Painting

I also offer acrylic painting instruction. Classes cover the basics in creating an acrylic painting from start to finish. Topics include color theory, composition, painting techniques and mixed media application. Materials are included for Paint and Sip events. Materials are not included for private instruction or weekly acrylic group lessons.


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Private Instruction

Looking for one-on-one instruction to progress quickly in developing your skill? Join me for private lessons in my home studio. I offer fundamentals in drawing and acrylic, cold wax and encaustic painting. Lessons are tailored to each student’s ability and personal goals in growing as an artist. 

Group Instruction

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

Don’t see a class you’re interested in? Contact me for information on private instruction or to request a class.

FEES for Acrylic and Encaustic Instruction

Group Workshop in my studio: $95 per person for a 2.5 hr. workshop. Fee includes all supplies needed to create either an 8″x8″ encaustic painting or 8″x10″ acrylic painting.

Painting Party in my studio or at your home: $25 per person for a 2 hr. party. Includes all supplies and instruction to create an 8″x10″ painting on canvas. Host chooses the painting’s theme. Maximum seating in my studio is 10. Minimum 4 attendees required. $100 deposit required to hold the date and time. 48 hour cancellation required or deposit is non-refundable.

Weekly Group Acrylic Class: $35 per person for 1.25 hr. class. Students bring their own supplies. Typically, this class meets every Sunday from 1:00 – 2:15 pm. Contact me for availability.

Private Instruction: $150 for 2.5 hr instruction or $40/hr in encaustic or acrylic painting. Contact me to discuss what you are interested in learning and to schedule.

For your convenience, I offer two ways to register. Click the button to register for workshops and pay online with a credit card, or contact me and bring a check/cash to class. I look forward to seeing you!



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