Encaustic Painting Class: Hot Plate Art

Let your worries melt away in this unique Walnut Creek art class.


Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

5.0 (4)
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)

Create your own gorgeous monotype prints in this beginner-friendly encaustic art class. You'll be melting encaustic paints on an R&F hotplate to create one-of-a-kind exhibition worthy masterpieces.

Guided by your local artist and talented teacher, Melissa, you'll be building dimension, playing with color imagery, and crafting a visually appealing piece of art using melted wax. Explore how encaustic paint melts when using a hot plate and learn how to layer and build on your creative designs. Melissa will be there to answer all your questions and help you achieve rewarding results.

Reimagine how to use silicone BBQ and basting tools, learn how to add layers and original designs to different papers. It's an exciting way to pick up new skills that allow you to express your inner artist.

If you've been looking for things to do in the Bay Area, Melissa can bring her expertise and exciting paints to you! Or, come visit her wonderful studio in Walnut Creek, and have fun getting crafty with wax for a girl's night out, birthday party or team-building event.

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 (4)
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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