Basic encaustic painting in Santa Cruz

Upcoming WEEKEND workshops:

APRIL 13 & 14
MAY 18 & 19
JUNE 8 & 9

TIME: 10am - 3:30pm
LOCATION: Terry’s Studio in Aptos, California


Bring your lunch…everything else is provided.

Basic Encaustic Painting Classes in Santa Cruz, CA are for anyone that has never worked with encaustic wax. This beginning encaustic painting class will cover all the basics. We will work on applying paint, discuss the various substrates, fusing, glazing, inscribing, safety and mixing paint. We will also work on getting a smooth surface and also techniques around collage, oil pastels and chalk pastels and finally image transfers will be presented. During this exciting encaustic workshop, you will have time to work in the afternoon to finish 2-3 works of art to take home.

Limited to 7 students. Call 831-588-1914 to reserve your spot or send a message!

I’ve been to quite a few art workshops of all different kinds, and yours was one of my very favorites! I appreciated how generous you were in sharing your knowledge and materials, and I loved hearing your stories related to your work. I learned so much and got so excited about encaustics! I really look forward to taking another workshop from you.”
— Nancy
Thank you for giving our class so much-technical expertise, your many materials and resources, and your wonderful enthusiasm for encaustic. At time I’ve felt a period of hitting a plateau with my artwork and this class truly reinvigorated me. I was also touched by your true generous spirit-it meant a lot. I look forward to exploring more encaustic with you!”
— J.S.
Your teaching style is perfect to me. I appreciate how non-rushed you are, just calmly going about it.
I loved the demonstrations, and so much space for exploration, with suggestions and encouragements.”
— S.W.

Above is a selection of student work created after taking the basic encaustic workshop.