Encaustics Classes

"Ethereal Landscapes with Pigmented Wax  &

Oil-Based Media"


Dates:   TBA




Cost:    $245 / two days  (class size -- min: 2 / max: 8)


Course description: Discover the joys of working in warm, pigmented wax (known as “encaustic paints”) and mixed media while creating gorgeous, ethereal landscapes. Follow in the steps of artists like J.M.W. Turner and Wolf Kahn, both of whom created “dream-like” landscapes in oils and pastels, respectively. Encaustic paint consists of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, and is used while in a warm, molten state. These paintings continue to cure and harden over time, and can be buffed to a beautiful shine.


We will begin with a few encaustic painting “basics”, then start to build some small “minimalist” landscapes. Later on in the workshop, you will be introduced to the use of oil-based media with encaustic wax, incorporating media such as oil sticks, oil paints and oil pastels. Or, you can choose to continue to build on your landscapes using only encaustic paints. All levels are WELCOME! Beginners or some with painting experience will benefit!


Lisa JonesMoore, workshop instructor, has been painting with encaustic wax and mixed media for over 13 years. Prior to this, she was an “en plein air” landscape painter, and exhibited regularly with the Northwest Pastel Society as a Signature Member. Lisa graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art. She travels quite often to Mexico, always carrying her beloved art supplies with her. Lisa is thrilled to be sharing her entire "skill set" for this workshop!


Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

How to Register:


Online: Use the "Buy Now" PayPal button


Email: meredith@artworks-Edmonds.org to make arrangements.


P.O. Box 699, Edmonds, WA 98020


Phone: 425-774-6049


In Person: at ArtWorks, 201 2nd Ave. S. in Edmonds, WA

Materials Fee: $50


Includes: Encaustic paints, Masonite or MDF substrates, encaustic gesso, encaustic medium, paraffin wax, paint brushes, gloves, baby wipes, foil, wax paper,class handouts, tools & heated equipment


Students Should Bring to Class:  Small amount of either Zinc White or Neutral White encaustic paint: Enkaustikos Wax Snaps and Hot Sticks recommended


Paper towels


Photos or sketches for reference


Note-taking materials


Cellphone or digital tablet for your reference materials, if you choose (there is wi-fi available at ArtWorks)


Lunch (there is tea available at ArtWorks, along with a full kitchen)


Wear OLD clothing (aprons available at ArtWorks–no scarves or low-hanging necklaces, please!)


OPTIONAL, but highly recommended:


Oil-based at supplies: multiple colors of oil sticks (Sennelier, Shiva, Windsor-Newton OilBar), OR soft creamy oil pastels (Sennelier brand pastels are great!), OR oil paint (anything you have laying around-these can only be used on very top layer). Choose colors you love to work with or mimic the landscapes you are going to paint. A couple of very light colors are good for “highlights”.


Scraping tool, such as a metal ceramic flat-edged “loop” tool or a flat-edged wall putty knife


PDF file: Supply List, click here


What students should bring to the class:


-encaustic paints (a few small ones such as Enkaustikos Wax Snaps or Hot Sticks + --white + clear medium)

-small metal tins for your paints (sanitized tuna cans work well)

-natural bristle brushes (prefer one for each color)

-substrates: EncausticBord OR ClayBord OR tempered masonite* OR MDF panels* (no larger than 6x6"), *primed with encaustic gesso (NOT acrylic gesso)

-paper towels

-masking tape (blue painters tape best)



-previous work, works in progress OR current work, if you wish

-any mixed media you wish to work with (everything BUT acrylic paints work well, such as oil pastels, oil sticks, India Ink, graphite powder, etc.)

-for an additional $10, Lisa will provide 4 fl. oz. of encaustic clear medium (payable to instructor)


How to Register:


Online: Use the "Buy Now" PayPal button


Email: meredith@artworks-Edmonds.org to make arrangements.


P.O. Box 699, Edmonds, WA 98020


Phone: 425-774-6049


In Person: at ArtWorks, 201 2nd Ave. S. in Edmonds, WA


For Encaustic Open Studio only, go HERE for more info to contact Lisa and make arrangements.

Encaustic Tutor session plus Open Studio
Encaustic Tutor session Only

"Encaustic Painting Tutoring Session with Lisa JonesMoore"



First friday of most months right before the Encaustics Open Studio sessions

Upcoming Dates:  Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6


11:30 to 12:30


• $65 / one hour private lesson (2 person max)

• $85 / one hr private lesson plus Encaustic Open Studio Session


Course description: Do you wish to take your work to the next level? Brush-up on more challenging techniques? Learn encaustic basics? Join Lisa JonesMoore for one INTENSIVE hour of instruction, tailored to your needs! At the end of the class, you will have the option to practice what you’ve learned during the encaustic open studio in the afternoon (most first Fridays of the month).


This private session may include up to two students, so that the needs of each student is met. Encaustic painting (abstract or representational), mixed media with warm wax, collage with warm wax, and encaustic printmaking are just some of the techniques available for each private session, depending on the goals of each student.


Lisa JonesMoore, BFA, has been practicing the art of painting with encaustic (warm, pigmented wax) since 2004. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Colorado State University. She currently teaches workshops throughout the Greater Seattle area and Mexico.


(NOTE) There are 2 price points for student class fees:

-$85 for one-hour private lesson PLUS encaustic open studio afterward OR

-$65 for one-hour private lesson


Minimum students: 1,   Max: 2


Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

201 2nd Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020    •   425-774-6049   •   artworks@artworks-Edmonds.org