Encaustic Painting Class: Filled and Raised Designs

Learn how to create gorgeous 3-D paintings in this beginner-friendly class in Walnut Creek.

Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

5.0 (2)

5 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $225

Intrigued by the art of encaustic painting? Learn how to create multi-layered masterpieces, like the ancient Greeks and Egyptians did, with different methods for highlighting color and texture.

Your guide for this painting workshop is Melissa Stephens, a local working artist and advocate for the arts. She will teach you how to use tools such as a hot stylus and batik tjanters to draw raised lines on the surface of your paintings, adding exciting dimension and colorful elements to your work. You will also learn raised brush techniques and the practice of intaglio - filling carved lines with encaustic paint.

No experience? No problem - this class is completely beginner-friendly. Your instructor will kindly guide you through everything you need to know to succeed in this workshop while sharing helpful background information about encaustic painting with you along the way.

If you're looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area and are ready to explore your creative side, give this class a go! Learning encaustic painting is an excellent choice for painting parties, fun date ideas, or just something new to expand your skillset. You might just discover your new favorite art activity!

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners. 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
No requirements.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, bachelorette party or bachelor party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom or Father's Day gift.

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.

1812 Newcastle Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Your teacher
Melissa Stephens
Melissa Stephens

5.0 (2)

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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