Encaustic Painting Class - Beginner

Learn encaustic painting and make amazing art in Walnut Creek.


Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

5.0 (2)
1k

4 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $175 - $480 ($175 for 4-hour class per person, $225 for 5-hour class per person, $300 for 6-hour class per person, $480 for 8-hour class per person)

Express yourself with molten wax in this encaustic painting class that is perfect for beginners. This experience is for those with adventurous spirits, curious minds, and an affinity for fun! The luminous glow of this magical medium will have you hooked in no time.

Melissa Stephens is an artist, whose positive and friendly approach to teaching will ease you into this delightfully creative medium. This art workshop begins with a brief history lesson, and then launches into an introduction to all the tools and supplies, including propane torches! Melissa shares examples of her artwork to show how versatile the encaustic painting process is for making intriguing and individualistic art. Students will be prepped on how to safely work with this molten medium and all it encompasses.

Melissa will demonstrate brushing and fusing techniques, as well as texture building; so you can experience and explore these methods to make wonderfully waxy masterpieces. This is a great way to spark your imagination as you try something completely new.

Visit Melissa in her studio to learn how to paint with wax, or she can travel to you! This class is perfect for sharing ideas and creativity during a team-building event, an anniversary celebration, or just a fun day out with friends.

Please note:
The length of time for these classes may be customized to your needs. We offer four to eight-hour sessions, and every class comes with all of the art supplies, tools, and knowledgeable guidance from your teacher. Longer classes can take place over two days or in one day with a 45-minute lunch break (when applicable.)



Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. Must be 18+ years.
 
What you'll get
All of the materials needed will be provided for you, and you will go home with your stunning pieces of art.
 
What to bring
An open mind and affinity for fun!
 
Suitable for
This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for birthday parties, team-building activities, fun with friends, or a holiday gift experience.

Melissa Stephens is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Students with proof of vaccination are welcome to remain unmasked in my studio. Mask requirements may differ per class via vaccination status and student requests.
Location

Walnut Creek, CA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 30 miles of Walnut Creek for private classes

Your teacher
Melissa Stephens
Melissa Stephens

5.0 (2)
1k

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, I received my BA from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and continue my arts education though workshops and specialized instruction. Currently living in Walnut Creek, CA, I am an encaustic painting instructor, working artist and advocate for the arts. In 2020, I co-developed a virtual gallery and developed a YouTube channel called The Encaustic Edge. I also started a business coaching artists, at all levels in their careers. I serve on several art boards, volunteer at galleries in the San Francisco Bay area, and host live and virtual encaustic demonstrations.

Encaustic is an ancient artform that originates with the Greeks and Egyptians. Layers of molten beeswax and a blow torch are my idea of a good time!

Through the years, I have discovered how fulfilling it is to teach the art I love to make. It is my pleasure to feed people’s creative appetites, give them new knowledge and share ideas. My artwork has been exhibited in Turkey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Washington, New York, and California, and I have collectors around the globe.

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