Encaustic Workshop & Studio Time


Encaustic palette

It's been a while since I have offered an encaustic workshop. The last few months I have been concentrating on Open Studios and teaching an 8 week art course to teens at the Palo Alto Art Center.

I thought this summer would be a great time to schedule a new Intro to Encaustic Workshop. If you have ever been curious about encaustic painting or even wondered how you might be able to incorporate it into your current art making practices this workshop is for you.

Introduction to Encaustic Workshop Encaustic is the art of painting with hot bees wax. This hands-on workshop is a great introduction to encaustic painting. Learn the basic techniques of encaustic painting including the history of the media, materials/safety concerns, heating tools and fusing techniques, layering, stenciling and other techniques to create beautiful works of art. All materials will be provided and students will go home with a sample technique board, resource list, instructional handouts and product samples. Class size is limited,  age 13 +

To learn more about and or register for this course head on over to my WORKSHOPS page.

I have also added a few other options for open studio time and private lessons. Maybe you have already taken an encaustic class but don't have the space or tools to play around with it more. Do you have a project or problem you are working on and can use a little extra help or time? I have created an open studio free time option where you can come to my studio and work and I provide all of the materials and tools. You can learn about that on my Workshops page as well.

Is there a specific technique you would like to learn with encaustic, book art or any other of the mediums I teach? Are you busy and can't fit in a 4 hour workshop? Then a private lesson might just be perfect for you. Private lessons offer more flexibility in scheduling and allow us to really focus on the topics that are important for you.

“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 Chambard


Book Arts Workshop at KALEID Gallery