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art class

Encaustic Painting- Portland Style

art class

Encaustic Painting- Portland Style

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
art class

Encaustic Painting- Portland Style

art class

Encaustic Painting- Portland Style

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll arrive at my home studio–a bright, airy space custom-built for encaustic painting–either in the morning (with frittata from our backyard chickens & mimosas) or afternoon (with local beer, wine, & snacks). We'll discuss your previous art experience, and dive right into encaustic. Based on your skill level and interests, we'll go over the basics of the art form (hot wax, torches, carving, etc.) and get into some deeper techniques. You'll spend 3 hours working and painting with my instruction, and you'll with finished artwork having had a truly Portland art experience.

Your host

Learn more about Kelly

Kelly

I am a painter working in multiple mediums (encaustic, cold wax, and acrylic) exploring abstract textures and the figure. Encaustic wax is an ancient medium made from beeswax & pine resin, prized by the ancient Egyptions for its longevity; my work brings this medium into the 21st century. I teach small group workshops and one-on-one classes that can focus on all aspects of the art form, from introducing the medium to specialized techniques. The use of encaustic painting allows for the metaphorical layering, burning, burying and exposing that are all relevant to the deeper meanings in all of us

What's included

Food
Frittata (vegetarian at request) for morning classes, light snacks for afternoon classes. Coffee, Tea & specialty beverages.
Drinks
Local beer and wine

Where you'll be

You will be working in my home art studio, built off the main house in a brand-new space surrounded by a peaceful garden. 6 sweet chickens roost in one corner of the yard, and there's a gorgeous patio out front to enjoy the sun. The studio is large and airy with plenty of space for working, painting, and relaxing.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. It's easiest to work in this studio while standing. Stools are available and accommodations can be made for anyone requiring them. Dress comfortably--aprons will be provided, but please don't wear something you…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You will need to sign a liability waiver on site to participate. Please let me know if you need any special accommodations, don't hesitate to reach out!

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Kelly
Encaustic Painting- Portland Style
New experience
£152/person
New experience
£152/person