Instructor: Amanda Jolley
Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2018
Time: 9:00-4:00
Location: Studio Joy, 610 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Cost: $100
Maximum: 10 students **FULL **

by Amanda Jolley

Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The wax is fused with heat and then cools to a solid state. While encaustic may be approached like traditional painting, the wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving, and texture that may not be acquired with other mediums. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

  • History
  • Safe practices
  • Making medium
  • Mixing paint
  • Fusing
  • Creating a smooth surface
  • Creating layers
  • Creating texture
  • Scraping
  • Incising
  • Mark making
  • Applying Pan Pastels
  • Exploring applications with oil & pigment sticks


Student Supply List:

  • 4-6 flat or cradled birch panels or Ampersand Encausticbord no larger than 10×10

All other supplies will be provided.

Lunch: 12-1pm
Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance, or bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available.


  • 72 hour cancellation notice required for a refund.
  • Must be at least 14 years old.

Notice: I do have a studio cat. Please let me know if you have cat allergies.