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Encaustic Workshop Day 1

  • Studio 64 Marin 64 Louise Street San Rafael, CA (map)

Encaustic Workshop with Karen Meadows

If you have wondered what “Encaustic” painting is all about, this workshop will teach you all you need to know to make several pieces of art and get started on your own.  The term Encaustic comes from the Greek “To Burn In”.  It is a mixture of bees wax and damar resin (from tree bark). 

Included in workshop:

·       Brief history of Encaustic Powerpoint

·       Using a torch

·       Layering

·       Mark making

·       Collage

·       Intarsia (like wood inlay)

Karen will provide everything: pancake burners, wax, colorants, oil paint, tools, torches, and wood panels.

We heat the wax, color it, and paint with it in the liquid form.  Bring paper ephemera to collage with if you wish.

This magical material allows us to create texture, embed materials, draw and carve into, and whatever your imagination brings!

You can expect to be amazed by the transparent beauty of wax, while learning techniques while letting the wax surprise and delight you!


Karen has been working with encaustics for over 15 years, and has developed many techniques, and allows for experimentation and happy accidents, fun for all!

She has taught over a dozen workshops in the Bay Area.

Participants will create 2 ready to hang works of art.

Contact Karen with any questions, through her web site.


October 12th Encaustic Workshop 1 day

price: 130.00 per workshop, plus 30.00 in materials to be paid to instructor.

If both workshops are taken, the price is 240, plus 60.00 material fee ($30.00 each day).

There will be 50% refund up to September 1st, no refunds after that date.

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October 12th and 13th Encaustic Workshop 2 days

There will be 50% refund up to September 1st, no refunds after that date. A $60.00 material fee will be collected in class ($30.00 per day)

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All materials will be provided.  You may bring paper, fabric, and small objects to embed into your paintings.

Karen will also provide a full materials list and contact information for  where to purchase.

Class minimum is 4 people, maximum is 8. There will be 50% refund up to September 1st, no refunds after that date. If you would like to take both days the cost is $240.00

Earlier Event: August 4
August Art Journal Workshop
Later Event: October 13
Encaustic Workshop Day 2