Intuitive Encaustic Painting

  • Encaustic Painting
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intuitive Encaustic Painting

June 18 

10am – 3 p.m. 




Registration deadline: June 1, 2022 


Painting with the ancient, luminous medium of encaustic wax offers unlimited creative possibilities. Encaustic medium is a combination of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added to the medium for color. Encaustic painting is the process of applying the heated wax onto a substrate and fusing layers of wax with a heat gun or torch. Click the link below for a short video as to the process: 

A process video 

 In this participatory workshop experience, you’ll be introduced to the basics of encaustic painting including safety practices when working with hot wax, encaustic tools and materials, and various techniques for achieving lines, texture, layers, collage, and more. A review of the fundamentals and basic skills of encaustic painting will be covered through conversation and demonstrations with hands-on practice. No previous experience with encaustic painting is necessary. Through the process of intuitive painting, you’ll create two works of art on a 6” x 6” panel during the workshop and leave with the confidence to continue the exploration of encaustic painting or build your existing practice.

Encaustic Painting

Supplies needed by students: apron, latex gloves (if desired to protect hands from wax)

Optional supplies: papers for collage if desired, any of your own encaustic tools (including spoons for burnishing, and any mark-making tools)


*8 students are needed for this class


Kathleen Kvern started painting with serious intention in her mid-forties because it’s never too late to lean into your passion and lean away from fear and self-doubt. She creates layered encaustic, often with mixed media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world, the complexity of her inner world, and the mystery of the spiritual world. She is primarily self-taught but has studied with local encaustic artist Jodi Reeb, national encaustic artists Jeffery Hirst and Lisa Pressman, and intuitive painter Flora Bowley among other teachers. She has exhibited her work at local and regional galleries including the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI, The Bloomington Center for the Arts, and the Red Hot Art Market at CAFAC among others. She has been featured in Wax Fusion, a digital publication of International Encaustic Artists (IEA), and she was the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Artists Grant from the IEA. She teaches encaustic workshops at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center and currently, her work can be purchased through her studio and viewed on her website.

  • If you would like to pay with cash or check, please call LOLA Arts at (715) 547-3950 to reserve your spot in class
  • LOLA Arts has lifted its mask requirement for in-person events and classes effective May 23rd, 2022.  LOLA visitors and students who want to wear a mask are more than welcome to do so. Moving forward, any mask or COVID-19 precaution policies or changes to current policies will align with the CDC recommendations based on COVID-19 community levels.
  • Refund Policy – No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Classes will only be cancelled due to weather if Northland Pines School district cancels. 
Details Price Qty
Encaustic Paintingshow details + $80.00 (USD)  

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