“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” Emily Dickinson
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” Emily Dickinson
Cart 0

2022 WORKSHOP CALENDAR

2022 Workshops & Classes
Check back for new listings!
• Encaustic & Mixed Media Lab Workshop
• Handmade Paint Brushes
• Stamp Carving & Printing on Paper & Fabric
• Private Art Coaching

Karen Eide has been teaching her Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Lab workshop for the Virginia Museum for the Arts in Richmond and in numerous other locations since 2005.
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. In order for students to continue their exploration of this versatile medium on their own, this process-oriented art lab provides and abundance of information on supply sources, setting up a studio for encaustic work, safety guidelines, framing, and exhibition considerations. For high school and above.
Each location has a specific number of seats available so everyone can work safely and 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. 
*COVID -19 safety protocols and sanitation procedures are in effect at all locations. Class size is limited. That said - come have a fun, inspiring day of creativity! It's food for the soul.

Private Coaching in Encaustics + Mixed Media- Virtual or in-personIf 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 address above to schedule a time slot. Payment can be made HERE
_________________________________________________

2022

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab- 2 seats remain
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
Sept 10 & 17. 10am-1pm.  
All levels welcome. Register here.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab 
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
September 24th - 
 10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location sells out very quickly. 
Registration for Fall 2022 for VMFA members begins Aug 9 and Aug 16 for non-members.

Handmade Paint Brushes 
McGuffey Art Center - Studio 22B
Saturday: Oct 1st - 10am- 3pm
Register here. 

Private Art Coaching - register here

2023

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
February 11th -  10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Stay tuned for registration link.

Past Workshops:

*Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab SOLD OUT
VA MOCA Virginia Beach, VA
July 9th - 10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Register early - this location fills quickly. Registration

Block Carving + Printing On Fabric and Paper
McGuffey Art Center - Studio 22B
Saturdays: June 4th & 11 (2 sessions) • 10am-1pm 

Ages: 18 & up. Register here.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
June 18th -  10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Stay tuned for registration link.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab- 
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
March 12 & 19 or
May 21 & 28 -   
All levels welcome. Register here.

*Encaustic Painting - The Allure of Layering
Governors School, Petersburg, VA
March 15 & 16. Registration closed

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab - SOLD OUT
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
February 12 -  10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. 

2021
Encaustic Painting & Block Printing
Visual & Performing Arts Academy, at Salem High School,
Virginia Beach, Va 
Dec 13-17th. Registration closed.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
June 12 - 
 10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Please bookmark this page and check back.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
February 20 - 
 10am- 4pm Sold out
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Registration. Scroll to #20. 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.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday- October 23 & 30  • 10 AM - 1PM.
Registration closes Oct 8th
All levels welcome. All materials included. Ages 18+. Register early- this location always fills!
More Info + Registration 


Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA 
September 25 -  10am- 4pm 2
 spaces left
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Registration link here. Scroll down to #16. 

Handmade Art Brushes 
Session 1 - Zoom Sunday September 19 - 11-11:30 AM

Session 2 - In-person - Sunday: October 3rd  • 10 AM - 3 PM
Registration closes September 29. Rescheduled for 2021
LOCATION: Karen Eide Studios - Charlottesville, VA
Class description and Registration 

Stamp Carving + Printing On Fabric & Paper Lab
McGuffey Art Center - Studio 22B
Saturdays: November 6 & 13 • 10am-1pm
Ages: 18 & up
Class description and Registration 

__________________________________________________

* Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
Bay School, Mathews, VA
October 15 - 
 10am- 4pm
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early. COVID -19 safety protocols and sanitation procedures are in effect.  Students, instructors, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face shield inside the building.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
Saturday • September 4 & 11  • 10 AM - 1PM Sold Out
All levels welcome. All materials included. Ages 18+. Register early- this location always fills!

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab  
October 3rd -  10am- 4pm  FULL
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab  
July 12 -  10am- 4pm  FULL
Martinsville, VA

Encaustic Painting & Collage - a mini workshop
Common House - Charlottesville
Saturday • June 5  • 1 -3 PM FULL
An intro to encaustic painting on the rooftop of Common House!
An ancient technique that dates back to 5th century BC, encaustic painting uses molten, pigmented beeswax that is applied to rigid panels with brushes. The results yield luminous, richly layered work that has its own unique character. Instructor will share classic encaustic painting techniques and explore how to combine them with collaged elements. 
All levels welcome. All materials included. Optional supply list will be sent to participants.
Registration open to Common House Members and their guests. 
________________________
Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
June 12 - 
 10am- 4pm SOLD OUT
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Please bookmark this page and check back.

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media Lab
VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA
February 20 - 
 10am- 4pm 2 spaces remain
All levels welcome. Many materials included. Register early - this location fills very quickly. Registration. Scroll to #20. 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.

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.

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. 

*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.