Encaustic Made Simple Art Class


Encaustic painting is the process of using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings.

The word encaustic is Greek and it means "to burn in"

If you’ve ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, the sorts of equipment you’ll need, setting up your work space, adding other media like paper , working safely with your materials—everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings.

Learn to paint with wax

Using encaustic medium, oil paint sticks,shellac students will learn the basic techniques necessary to construct two whimsical Rabbits just in time for Easter. 

Course Content:

Safety and Set Up 

Preferred products

Fusing- Heat Gun vs Torch

Shellac Burn

Charcoal Transfer vs Collage

Mark Making (Incise)

Care of an Encaustic art work


Supply List:

BRING AN APRON.  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, close toed shoes and for those with long hair please pulled back. 


Hope on in! Spring is here and what fun it will be to learn the application of encaustic, 

 Once the technique is mastered you’ll be able to enjoy creating your own art. 

You will leave the class with one ,if not two finished paintings. 

Your instructor, Pilar Uribe , is a  working artists with an active studio 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 . ——————————————————————————————————————————



WED  APRIL 10 th or 17th  5:30 pm

FRIDAY APRIL 12th  or 19th  5:30 pm

SATURDAY APRIL 13th  or 20th   10am


The cost of the workshop is  $65 CLASS



IIn the event of cancellation the paid balance payment will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. If no one is available the class fee maybe used for a class at a later date.