Encaustic Workshop Schedule

Encaustic Workshops at the Art Gym – One day classes

If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio small class size course introduces participants to painting using a heated Hot Box, griddles, and pigmented beeswax. This pic3encaustic workshop will cover wax safety, studio set up, brush handling, mixed media applications, fusing with a heat gun, texturizing, graphite transfers, collaging, monotypes, inks, drawing and scribing, incorporating found and dried natural objects, safe clean up procedures, and handling of your completed works. Each participant will have time with the instructor to work through questions. Wax, brushes, medium, substrates for painting and printing paper for monotypes will be provided.

What to bring: Participants should bring an apron or work shirt, notebook, roll of paper towels, and pad of newsprint paper available at art stores for your personal use.

You are welcome to bring cut or torn papers for collage, totally dried natural objects for small pours, laser photocopies for image transfers, and images of your art you wish to share with the group. Please wear closed-toed shoes.

Date: One day classes – New class schedule to be announced soon!

Time: 10 am – 5 pm with a lunch break. Food, warm and cold beverages, and snacks are available at the Art Gym Cafe, nearby restaurants are within walking distance, or bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

Semi private critique session for workshop participants (1.5 hours) will be held at Pat Aaron’s private studio one month following workshop. Date and address to be announced during the workshop. Outside of my workshop schedules I am happy to work with individuals or small groups in my private studio offering critique sessions. Just register below and let’s set up a date.

Location:  Encaustic Workshop will be held at Art Gym Denver located at 1460 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80220.
Art Gym Denver has two new Hot Boxes and several griddles, electric heat guns and crockpot for medium.
Minimum enrollment for this workshop is 2 people and maximum enrollment 4 people.
You may have to share a Hot Box depending on enrollment.

Cost: $305.00 $20 discount for current Art Gym Denver members. To receive this discount you must fill in your Art Gym member user ID in the registration area below. One critique session is included with workshop. For additional private/semi private sessions please register below and we will schedule these during the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Last day to withdraw with a full refund (minus $50 processing fee) TBA. After this time no refund can be given. No exceptions.
*If workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment your workshop registration fee will be refunded.

Registration Deadline: TBA

Please complete the registration form below and pay for this workshop by using PayPal.

Questions: Please email me at pat.aaron52@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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