Photo Encaustic Painting Class

Enhance your next photography project with encaustic paint in this amazing class in Walnut Creek.

Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

5.0 (2)

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)

Wondering how to transform your favorite photos into art? The answer is in Walnut Creek at Melissa Stephens' encaustic art studio. She will inspire you to create something entirely new out of your photographs.

This encaustic art class, which is ideal for beginners, will teach you how to create one-of-a-kind artwork using your favorite photos. Using several images of your choice, you will layer colorful molten wax, oil pastels, and other paints to create a masterpiece that has depth, texture, and intriguing designs. This is a great way to put your personal touch on a photograph that is meaningful to you while giving it new life through art.

You will learn all about this fantastic medium and get hands-on with hot wax as you experiment with new techniques taught step-by-step help by a real artist.

If you're on the hunt for new things to do in the Bay Area, this encaustic painting class is perfect. It will shake up your week, spark your creativity, and let you spend quality time with fellow art lovers. Try it for your next team-building event, birthday celebration, or an original date night!

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.

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)

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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