Introduction into Encaustic Painting

Introduction into Encaustic Painting

More classes will be scheduled for Spring of 2020. Thank you to all who participated in the Summer classes!


Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with beeswax?  You'll learn how to paint and layer melted beeswax along with basic fusing techniques using a heat gun, microtorch or butaine torch. Later, we'll move on to techniques like scraping, carving and adding texture. There will be an assortment of tools and materials available for you to play with, and you can work in any style of painting you choose. All supplies will be provided. Topics will include: a quick history of encaustic, layering and fusing wax, adding texture, and how to set up at home. Students will leave class with a finished project. Confirmation, directions to my studio and additional information will be emailed to each student upon registration. Space is limited to 4 students so classes fill quickly.  

  • Cancellation and Liability Policies

    Cancellation at least 7 days before the class date:

    • Full refund or may change to another class without penalty


    Cancellation 6 days or less before the class date:

    • Full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee.


    • No show = no refund


    By registering for this class, you agree to assume all responsibility for non-refundable expenses including, but not limited to, travel and lodging. Travel insurance is encouraged.


    If the workshop is canceled by the instructor, you will receive a full refund or you will have the option to reschedule to a different class without penalty.

    Should any injuries occur during or as a result of participation in any class or workshop, the registered student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Tracy Simpson and volunteers connected with Tracy Simpson Art.

  • Registration Information

    If you have trouble registering online, please contact me at ‪360-719-4992‬ or Classes must be paid in full by cash, check or credit card prior to the class to confirm your spot. When your payment is received, you will be emailed a confirmation notice, additional information about the classes and a map to my studio in Washougal, WA.