classes and workshops

Weekly Classes:

IMG_2464 January 7 – 28. River Gallery School, Brattleboro VT. Thursday mornings 9:30-12:00. Painting with encaustic is basically building a series of layers. Because the wax hardens between layers, the surface becomes much denser than with other forms of painting. These layers can be built up or carved back. It is this ability to develop complex surfaces which makes it the perfect medium for collage. But whether or not participants choose to incorporate collage elements, the process remains the same. In this class we will learn how to work with the medium from the ground up. No prior experience is necessary. Participants will learn about suitable surfaces and materials to work with, layering and fusing techniques, building texture and making smooth surfaces. Click here to sign up. 

IMG_2874February 3 – May 5. River Gallery School, Brattleboro VT. Thursday mornings 9:30-12:00

In this class we will continue what we started in January but participation in the January class is not required for this Spring offering, beginners are welcome. We will be exploring in more depth the various layer and surface building techniques introduced earlier as well as offering new and exciting skills. As with the January class this a print fusion class and so the River Gallery print room and teacher will be available should students want to explore the combination of print making and encaustic. Click here to sign up.


January 23 & 2410 am – 3pm. River Gallery School, Brattleboro, VT

In this weekend workshop we will be exploring many of the various techniques tackled in our weekly classes. We will be learning the proper surfaces and supports to use with encaustic, the safety considerations, tools and materials that are suitable to use with encaustic and many techniques for working in the medium. Being in the studio for 2 full days is a wonderful way for students to be fully immersed in the work.  Click here to sign up or learn more.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have.