Encaustic Painting Class: Ring of Fire

Set your creative mind on fire with this painting class in Walnut Creek.


Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

5.0 (4)
1k

4 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $175

Looking for an exciting painting class in the Bay area? Try encaustic painting! Paintbrushes and blow torches sit in the same toolbox in this engaging art class.

In this painting class, you will create designs using basic encaustic painting techniques. Your instructor will teach you how to paint with melted wax, fire, and burned surfaces. You will use wood-burning tools to stamp, burn, and embed imagery. You will also learn how to build texture and layers of pattern with burned papers, maps, and book pages.

If you're looking for an engaging way to be creative, this hands-on activity in the Bay Area is perfect for you. Join in with a group of friends for a thrilling birthday party idea or treat yourself to a day of cathartic crafting.

You will be amazed by the possibilities with encaustic painting! Don't worry if you're nervous about working with fire, your expert instructor will share special techniques to safely torch paper materials. By the end of class, you will have an amazing piece of handmade art. Turn up the heat and let the fire within you create a beautiful work of art!


Knowledge required
Beginning Encaustic Painting, or other encaustic experience necessary.
 
What you'll get
All materials for making an artwork are supplied by the instructor.
 
What to bring
A curious mind and a sense of adventure.
 
Suitable for

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

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Xmas gift or birthday 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.
Location

Walnut Creek, CA

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

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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