I just wanted to tell you again what a great workshop that was last week. In fact, it is the best workshop I’ve ever attended—and I’ve been to a bunch! The fact that it was such a congenial group was a big plus, but mostly it was the environment you created for us and the lovely lunches each day. 
~ Hildegard S.



National Teaching Schedule

Join me on the road for these workshops in 2018:

Scheduled Now:  

  • Comprehensive Introduction to Encaustic Painting, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas  July 13-15, 2018  (Registration opens Spring, 2018). Register through the school online or by telephone.) This workshop is co-sponsored with R&F Paint through their CORE program.  
  • Layers: Encaustic Mixed Media Methods and Materials May 3-5, 2018  310 Art, Asheville, NC. (Registration on 310Art site)  SOLD OUT
  • Layers: Encaustic Mixed Media Methods and Materials ONCORE CLASS May 7-9, 2018  310 Art, Asheville, NC. (Registration on 310Art site) SOLD OUT.
  • EncaustiCamp 2018  July 23-28, 2018 (Workshops in development. Check back.) Seattle, WA.
  • Online Workshops (Summer session 1-June 6-July 17, 2018)  (Summer session 2- July 17-August 26, 2018) Registration and Announcement of Workshops on Artful Gathering Website, beginning March, 2018.
  • Artisan's Expo 2018   Layers-Capturing the Santa Fe Landscape in Wax;  Non-Traditional Supports for Encaustic Painting  October 25-November 2, 2018. (Registration on Artisan's Epo website)  Santa Fe, NM.


Michelle Belto Encaustic Workshops

As a teaching artist, my philosophy is simple.  I believe in providing an adult learning environment that is non-judgmental, non-competitive and personal.  When I teach nationally and internationally, I don't always have the luxury to make my own rules.  But when I teach at my studio, my workshops are alway limited in size so that I can work with students on an individual level and insure that each student use safe practices.  

The workshop fee includes all supplies.  Encaustic is a medium that incorporates a variety of processes and materials.  It often takes time for students to discover how wax can support and enhance their work. Providing a sampling of mixed media materials, a variety of tools and all equipment allows students to jump into the exploration of this intriguing medium without a lot of upfront costs. 

I offer a lunch as part of the workshop experience because I believe that, as artists, we can learn from one another's life story as we share over a meal.  My students go home with a comprehensive understanding of encaustic medium, a first step in using wax as a new direction in their work and with new friendships that often grow into networking opportunities.

I invite you to take a workshop and expand your horizons.  I look forward to working with you.