Fusing Art + Wax: Encaustic Collage Master Class

The Pink Bloop, Encaustic monotype, 24 x 24 inches

Full refund by November 15, 2024. If you want to be on the waiting list, please contact me


July 20-21, 2024 In-person in Carlsbad

9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

Registration deadline: July 10, 2024

Level: Intermediate  |  Class size: 8


Over the course of two-full days dedicated to artistic creation, you will acquire technical expertise and collage composition skills while harnessing your creative intuition to craft a truly unique encaustic collage.

Traditional collage relies mainly on adhering paper to a surface using glue. However, encaustic collage elevates this art form by employing encaustic medium to fuse paper and occasionally three-dimensional assemblage objects. In this course, we’re taking it a step further, delving into the exciting world of encaustic monotypes to infuse your work with completely distinctive and original imagery. Think of it as collage on an unique creative journey.

If you have made any encaustic monotypes, please bring them. But if you don’t, fret not; we’ll dedicate a few hours to creating two mesmerizing monotypes that will become the heart of your collage work.

What you’ll learn:

• The unique results collage will bring to your work

• Collage composition, unifying your work, creating balance

• Using dynamic backgrounds 

• Proper substrates to use

• Encaustic monotype demo

• Mounting backgrounds

• Layering materials including paper, netting and silk

• Adhering various papers and encaustic monotypes

• Imbedding three-dimensional objects

• Applying oil stick, oil pastel, India ink and pan pastel 

• Useful tips working with different papers

Supplied materials: One 8 x 8 in. substrate panel, encaustic medium, encaustic paints, hot box, pan pastels, oil sticks, collage papers, PVC adhesive, 2 print making papers for encaustic monotypes

You’ll need to bring: Small sharp scissors, favorite collage papers including watercolor, acrylic or gelli prints,1-2 encaustic monotypes, Elmer’s Xtra Strength Glue Stick, apron, rigid surface for additional work, snack. 

Fee: $425.

A few comments about my workshops

We were surrounded by beautiful art in a bright and airy studio, spacious workstations and an abundance of supplies. Nanette is such a joy to have as an instructor. She demonstrated the techniques to make prints and transfers then guided us personally to design our own work.
Mary R.
Oceanside, CA
I loved learning new skills, working with new mediums and expanding my horizons. She understood the individuality of each person and met them "where we were at in our own work." This encaustic monotype workshop did just that!
Kay C.
San Diego, CA
Loved this workshop! Nanette's ability to share her wonder and passion for encaustics in inspiring! We had plenty of time and freedom to explore with her support. I like that we were a small, intimate group.
Stephanie F.
Albuquerque, NM