Encaustic Imagery – Embedding and Transfers

August 20th – 11am – 2:30pm
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Amidon Art Studio

492 Arleta Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Take your drawings, images and photos to new level by learning to combine them with ancient art of encaustic.

This overview workshop will cover materials selection, how to choose your imagery, embedding, layering and transfer techniques. Proper tools and safety procedures will be discussed. Great for photographers, collage artists, or anyone who wants to give their photos and images an artistic painterly touch.

All materials included and no previous encaustic experience needed. Students will go home with a finished piece, sample board, resource list, instructional handouts and product samples. Class size is limited.

$85.00* includes all materials
*Unfortunately Eventbrite charges a small fee ($5) for processing the registration. If you would like to avoid this fee please contact me and we can set up direct payment (check or cash).Please note that your registration will not be complete until payment is received.

The fine print:
I strongly encourage you to pre-register to ensure a space in the class/workshop. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations must be made at least 5 days before class/workshop for a full refund, students may opt to receive a full credit  for a future class/workshop in lieu of a refund. Any cancellations 2 days before or the day of will receive a 50% refund or credit  for a future class or workshop. If a class is canceled because of insufficient enrollment, you will be notified via email or phone and full tuition will be refunded or may be applied toward another course.

Open Studio Free Time

Come to my studio and work on your own projects or just play with wax. I provide all of the materials and equipment (except boards). Please note this is a self led work time, I will be available to answer basic question but it is not meant to be an instructional.
$55 an hour.
If you would like to sign up for open studio time contact me to set up a date and time.

Private or Small Group Workshops

I am available for private or small group sessions.  Private workshops are $85 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours. Other workshop pricing depends on length of workshop, number of students and location.

Intro to encaustic painting
Encaustic and photography
Encaustic Imagery – Embedding and Transfers
Encaustic shellac burn
Encaustic medium making
Setting up your encaustic studio consultation
Image transfer techniques (mixed media methods, not encaustic class)
Upcycled book arts
Photographic lumen printing
Sun print /cyanotype workshop

If you would like to sign up for a private workshop please contact me to set up a date and time.


I am also available for demos. I have presented a variety of demonstrations at many events as well as professional art associations and schools.

If you would like to sign up for a demo please contact me to set up a date and time.


“This class was great in all respects. It was well organized, the instruction was perfect for the amount of time. We had an abundance of materials to try out so any idea was possible. Shannon was very flexible and open to allow participants ideas to direct more instruction beyond the initial basics. The space was inspiring and wonderful. And, the group size was great, allowing everyone ample tools and space to work. Thank you Shannon. I loved it and I love encaustic!” Susan 

“I took a workshop from Shannon and it was the best experience ever. We spent two hours doing five different techniques with encaustic process with my own photographs. She provided an amazing amount of information. I think the best part was actually working in her studio with her and to see how she does the process as well. She does each step with you. I cannot wait to do another session with her and to use more of the techniques with my artwork” -Marianna 

“Being a complete novice, this technique felt very approachable the way Shannon explained and coached when inquiries were made. Leaving with a finished product was definitely enjoyable, making me think about taking another workshop now that I have a better grasp of what it entails.” – Summer

“This was a very well organized and informative class. On top of that it was fun!! I am looking forward to another class!!” Leeana

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