Encaustic Painting Class: Water Ways

Be inspired by the ripples of the ocean in this encaustic art class.


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)

Make waves in your art with hot wax! Learn how to paint with an encaustic medium in this hands-on and engaging painting for beginners class in Walnut Creek.

You'll be guided through this unique and interesting way of making art by a friendly and local artist, Melissa. She will show you how to create texture, three-dimensional effects, and layers of brilliant colors to create a masterpiece that mimics the sea. Even if you've never heard of encaustic painting before, you can still join in and come away with new skills and stunning artwork.

During this painting with a twist class, you will discover the history of encaustic art and all the best tips and tricks for experimenting with hot wax. Unwind as you recreate the splash marks, rolling waves, and glorious seafoam.

If you and your creative friends are looking for new art activities, or you're just wondering what to do in the Bay Area, Melissa can help! Visit her studio, or she can come to you and put on events for birthday parties, team-building events, and more!

Please note:
These art classes are customizable for how long you want to be in the studio getting creative. We offer four to eight hours sessions, but every class comes with all art supplies, tools, and guidance from your teacher. Longer classes can take place over two days or in one day with a 45-minute lunch break.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. Must be 18+ years.
 
What you'll get
All materials you need and you will go home with your stunning pieces of art.
 
What to bring
Only an open mind!
 
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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