Course Description

Using encaustic medium, shrink plastic, fabric, markers,oil paint stick and pastels, students will learn the techniques necessary to construct a whimsical Spirit House. The house can be illuminated from within using a battery operated tea light. Students will complete two houses.

Course Content:

Safety using encaustic medium and shrink plastic

Preferred products

Substrate for wall construction

Additional shading and coloring of encaustic panels

Use of shrink plastic, sizing, coloring

House construction

Care of an encaustic art work

Supply List:

All supplies necessary to complete the project will be supplied by the studio. You are encouraged to wear clothing you don’t mind turning into art projects themselves! PLEASE BRING AN APRON and a small box to take your excess supplies and finished product home.

Should you have something you might want to incorporate into your project, bring it with you. Not all materials are compatible with encaustic medium.


Get in the Spirit! Spring is here and what fun it will be to learn the application of encaustic to a three dimensional project. Once the technique is mastered you’ll be able to enjoy creating spirited vignettes or villages for any season or occasion. Constructed to house a battery operated tea light, images will glow through shrink plastic doors or windows.

You will leave the class with one ,if not two finished houses. If time passes too quickly to finish two houses, you will leave with supplies to finish the second. at home.

Your instructors, Pilar Uribe and Lynn Hogan, are working artists with active studios in The Silos at Sawyer Yards. We both use Encaustic as our primary medium. The class will be held in The Silos amid a hanging exhibition . Come and enjoy exploring a premier Houston art venue while stretching your creative boundaries.