2020-21 WORKSHOP CALENDAR

Encaustic Painting Workshops

Karen Eide has been teaching her Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Lab Workshop at the Virginia Museum for the Arts in Richmond and numerous other locations since 2005.  

Each location has a specific number of seats available so everyone can work comfortably ~ sign up early to ensure your enrollment as her classes typically sell-out. Registration cut-off dates for classes are generally seven days before start date. Cancellation policies vary from location to location and will be listed on registration pages.
* Indicates workshops sponsored by the VA Museum of Fine Arts Office of Statewide Partnerships and are funded, in part, by the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.
Workshops are still booking for 2020 so please check back often. Interested in workshop updates? Sign up for Karen Eide Studios newsletter below. Interested in hosting a workshop? Contact Karen at k_eide10 at charter dot net


Encaustic painting is an ancient process that dates back to 5th century BC. Pigmented beeswax is heated on a griddle and applied to rigid panels with brushes. The results yield luminous, richly layered work that has its own unique character. Students will learn classic encaustic painting techniques and explore how to combine them with contemporary processes, such as surface embellishment, image transfer, incising, collaging, and creating marks and images with oil paint, pastels, markers, and inks. It is an ideal complement or stand-alone process for oil painters, printmakers, collagists, sculptors, watercolorists, and other artists. So that students can continue their exploration of this versatile medium on their own, this lab provides information on supply sources, setting up a studio for encaustic work, safety guidelines, framing, and exhibition considerations. For high school and above.

2020 Fall WORKSHOPS

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab Workshop 
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
October 10, 17, 24 & 31 
10-12 pm
All levels welcome. Most materials included.  $150.00

2 student maximum. 
Register HERE
COVID -19 safety protocols and sanitation procedures are in effect.  Students and instructor will be required to wear a mask or face shield for the duration of the workshop.

Private Coaching in Encaustics + Mixed Media- Virtual or in-person
If you have taken at least one workshop in Encaustic Painting and you have questions to help you move things along - let's work in-person at my studio or via ZOOM! Time slots are available in 1 hour minimum increments @ $60.00 an hour or once a week for 3 weeks (3 hours) for $140.00  Coaching/tutoring is perfect for anyone who has forgotten parts of the process, if you are stuck in the design process, or just have 150 random questions. Ask me anything! Contact me at the addres
above to schedule a time slot. Payment can be made HERE 

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab  
October 3rd -  10am- 4pm  FULL
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. COVID -19 safety protocols and sanitation procedures are in effect at the Studio School.  Students, instructors, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face shield inside the building.
Register HERE. Scroll to class #20. 

2021 WORKSHOPS

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
February 20 - 
 10am- 4pm
 
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Registration opens in January 2021. COVID -19 safety protocols and sanitation procedures are in effect at the Studio School.  Students, instructors, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face shield inside the building.

Pollinators Day
Spring 2021 - Scottsville, VA
A two hour intro to Encaustic painting. Date and details to come. Please check back.

Past workshops:

*Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
March 14, 2020 FULL - Cancelled
VA MOCA, Virginia Beach, VA Register here

*Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
*April 28, 2020 FULL-Cancelled
Warren County High School, Front Royal, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
June 6th 10 - 4pm Cancelled.
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly! Registration opens April 6th, 2020 on the VMFA Studio School site.

 

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
*September 6, 2019  FULL
Martinsville, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
September 28, 2019 10-4pm 
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

All levels welcome. Most materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly! Registration is open. Scroll to class #21

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
January 15th-19th, 2019
Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
January 26th, 2019 10-4pm

Karen Eide Studios, Charlottesville, VA
Register Here

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab-FULL
February 9, 2019 10-4pm
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

All levels welcome. Most materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
*February 14, 2019 9-2pm
Martinsville, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
*February 26 & 27th, 2019

Appomattox Governor’s School, Petersburg VA

Designing, Carving and Printing Stamps for Fabric and Paper
March 2   2019 Charlottesville, VA |  10-4pm | Karen Eide Studios
Register here

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab - FULL
*March 18, 2019 3-7pm

Winchester, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
April 6, 2019 10-4pm
Karen Eide Studios, Charlottesville, VA
Register Here

 Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
July 6, 2019 10-4pm
Tappahannock Art Gallery

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab -FULL
September 22, 2018 10-4pm
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

All levels welcome. Most materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Registration opens in August.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab-FULL
*October 16, 2018 9-2pm
West Point, VA Contact Arts Alive for more information

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
August 4th, 2018 –
Charlottesville, VA | 10-4pm @ Karen Eide Studios

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab - SOLD OUT
July 14, 2018 10-4pm
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
All levels welcome. Most materials included. Registration opens later in Spring. Register early - this location fills very quickly.

Enameling - Exploring Color and Light!
July 21, 2018 – Charlottesville, VA |  10-4pm | Karen Eide Studios

All levels welcome. Most materials included. Register here

Surface Design:
May 5, 2018 Charlottesville, VA |  10-4pm | Karen Eide Studios
Designing, Carving and Printing Stamps for Fabric and Paper
Register here

February 3rd, 2018 10-4pm - FULL
VA MOCA – Virginia Beach
All levels welcome.Most materials included. Registration closed.

February 17th, 2018 10-4pm - FULL
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

All levels welcome. Most materials included. Registration open – scroll to #16 .

*February 26 & 27th, 2018 – FULL
Appomattox Governor’s School, Petersburg VA

March 10th, 2018 – Charlottesville, VA | 10-4pm | Karen Eide Studio
All levels welcome. Most materials included. Register here

 

*April 21, 2018 2 space remain
Bay School, Matthews, VA. 231 Main Street.

All levels welcome. Call (804) 725–1278 to register.

*May 8, 2018 – FULL
Warren County High School, Front Royal, VA.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
June 8, 15, 22, 29  2018 1-4pm
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
All levels welcome. Most materials included. Registration opens later in Spring. Register early - this location fills very quickly.