Books now open for private studio workshops

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with molten beeswax or how to create beautifully detailed image transfers? I am currently offering 1 or 2 person private encaustic workshops. Workshops are held in my home studio in NE Portland.  Private workshops include personalized lesson plans, one on one private instruction and all materials are included*.

Private workshops are $95 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours.

Topics can include:
Introduction to encaustic painting
Encaustic transfer techniques
Encaustic and photography
Encaustic shellac burn
Encaustic medium making
Setting up your encaustic studio consultation
or a combination of any of these topics

*If you would like to work on large panels an additional materials fee will be added.

If you would like to sign up for a private workshop please contact me at 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 book me for a demo please contact me to set up a date and time. Demo rates vary based on duration, organization and number of people.


"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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