Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Workshops | 0 comments

Painting with an encaustic pen is a quiet meditation on process and discovery. It favors patience and deliberateness.
What appeals to me is the slow build up of wax, stroke by stroke, layer upon layer, adding colors bit by bit and carefully mixing them directly on the panel.

This method lends itself especially well to working on a small surface. For example, the encaustic painters of Greece, who developed this process, seldom made pictures larger than the average head.

I will provide small wooden surfaces, the pen tools, colored beeswax and lots of inspiration for your forays into this popular technique. The ambiance of my studio will enhance a creative mind set.


The following are individual dates:

March 19, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm at my studio, Fee $90  -min 2 participants

April 12, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm at my studio, Fee $90 – min 2 participants



Please contact us HERE  to sign up for this workshop or if you have questions.

encaustic miniatures, 1.5 x 3 inches

encaustic miniature paintings, 1.5 x 3 inches


encaustic miniatures in boxes

encaustic miniatures in boxes, 4 x 3 inches approx.

 .copyright Larry Calkins, 2013


Greta's encaustic painting, Fall 2013

Greta’s encaustic painting, 6 x 6 inches,  Fall 2013


Annette Koch's encaustic painting, Fall 2013

Annette Koch’s encaustic painting, 6 x 6 inches, Fall 2013