Immerse yourself in encaustic; explore your inner self

Forget your inhibitions and immerse yourself in the creative process in a studio custom-built for encaustic painting in Portland, Oregon. Play with fire, make a mess, and enjoy the spontaneity and unpredictability of painting with encaustic, an ancient art form using beeswax, resin and pigment (and torches!). Expand on your visual vocabulary and technique skill sets to break new ground in your artistic process.

Students are met where they’re at as far as interest, technique, and skill set. Workshops are group-based, one-on-one, or customized for your private group.

In this supportive environment, you can discover a deeply metaphorical process and explore your own internal landscapes to find your unique artistic voice. 

Summer Workshops

There are several workshops coming up with limited space available. Sign up for a one or two day encaustic painting workshop, These workshops are appropriate for both beginners and experienced painters as we cover a wide range of techniques. Learn the basic encaustic painting process and how to expand on these techniques and art concepts to find your personal voice and explore the versatility of this ancient medium. Instruction will cover a wide range of techniques, explore many approaches and follow the flow of students’ individual interests as well as foundational art concepts.

SUMMER PAINTING WORKSHOPS: includes all supplies for encaustic workshops

Open Studio Session Times available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: Contact me for times, details and restrictions. Multiple mediums offered. Come work independently or book instruction time in encaustic, cold wax and oil, acrylic, figure drawing or a combination of multiple media combinations.

June 29th, Saturday, 11-4pm - A 5 hour expanded encaustic workshop covering both the basics and moving into the advanced techniques based on the students interests. $225

July 21st , Sunday, 2-5pm 3 hour Encaustic Painting Workshop: $150

July 27th & 28h, Saturday & Sunday: 11-4. Two day exploration of Oil and Coldwax medium - another layering and dynamic medium you are guaranteed to fall in love with! Supplies will be listed in confirmation email. $375

August 11th, Sunday 11-4-- A 5 hour expanded encaustic workshop covering both the basics and moving into the advanced techniques based on the students interests. $225

Click below to register by paying either the deposit or class fee in full, notating which session you’re reserving. Directions and other details will be emailed the week of the class, but feel free to contact Kelly with any questions.

Independent scheduling is available. Contact Kelly to discuss days, times, and pricing. Discounts given for multiple workshops.

All materials included; most students finish at least a few small works.

Private Therapeutic Sessions

Do you want to go deeper and find a visual expression around personal issues and process? Let Kelly guide you as you discover your visual vocabulary to express your personal narrative. A great adjunct to deeper personal work and therapy. 

Book your appointment today by using the Private Session option. $60 hr. 2 hr min, 4hr max.

Custom Classes

The studio schedule is very flexible and customizable for private and group sessions. Custom class possibilities are endless: past custom workshop focuses have included parent/child bonding, team building, and simply friends getting together for a new self-care experience. Customizable time is also available for private technique instruction or assistance in project completion. Contact Kelly with scheduling inquiries.

Gift a Workshop

A unique experience makes memories that last a lifetime. If you’d like to give a workshop as a gift, please purchase via one of the options below. Note in the purchase that it is a gift and leave the contact information of the recipient so they will receive detailed class instructions and information. Contact Kelly with questions.


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Encaustic Essentials-3 hours
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Encaustic 5 hour expanded workshop
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Weekend Oil and Coldwax Medium Exploration
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Private Session
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