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What these students said:


"I loved spending time being creative, learning a new technique I've never tried before. If you've never experienced encaustic painting, this is the perfect way for you to find out what it's all about and awaken your creative juices!"

Deirdre


"Maura is a passionate, gentle instructor who makes great suggestions!"

Louise


"It was all awesome! It was a beautiful afternoon of creating in a relaxing space with a vey supportive teacher."

Adele


"I loved everything! This is the most rewarding thing, learning a new skill and sharing with others."

Shelby

Introductory Level give you a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process. I provide everything! No artistic ability required. Bring a beginner mind and your inner child:)

Advanced Level let you explore further, develop mastery and complete multiple projects. Some supplies included:)

More Testimonials!

"I enjoyed learning and experiencing the Encaustic technique. Spending time in Maura’s studio space was inspiring and very comfortable. A beautiful setup space to nourish and connect with one’s innate creativity."

Sylvana Spatz


"Maura is a wonderful teacher and her introduction to encaustic painting was a great experience. We had lots of fun and being in her studio and her beautiful home was really inspiring. Maura has a passion and great talent that she shares with patience and detail. She just wants you to have fun in the process! It was a great afternoon!

Cathy Denning

"I am definitely a beginner to art, other than being a scrapbooker. I only signed up because I know and trust Maura, otherwise it would have been too intimidating for me. Now, I can't wait to go back! It was fun, inspiring, it felt safe to experiment, and Maura is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher as well as being a gifted artist. Highly recommend!"

Diane Wolf



“Maura - thank you for your patience in showing me some of the basics of encaustic painting. Your work is beautiful - you are extremely talented in this art. I am definitely interested in another class where we can create a specific picture of sorts using encaustic painting.

Joan Long

"Had a great night learning to paint with Maura and being creative with friends and meeting new friends! Lots of learning in an inspirational setting. Looking forward to learning more! ”

Karen Pegler


“Maura - thank you for your patience in showing me some of the basics of encaustic painting. Your work is beautiful - you are extremely talented in this art. I am definitely interested in another class where we can create a specific picture of sorts using encaustic painting.

Janette Stock

Paint like an Egyptian!

Ever wondered what it's like to paint with wax?

That's what Egyptians were doing over 2,000 years ago!

Early Encaustic Paintings - Roman Portraits from Fayuum

Portrait of a woman, c. A.D. 130.

Encaustic on cedarwood with added gilding; 41 x 24 cm (16 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Musée du Louvre, Paris

THESE REMARKABLE PAINTINGS were exhibited in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Fayuum is an area in Egypt colonized by the Romans some 2000 years ago. It has a climate that has preserved organic material normally destroyed in more humid areas. Among the treasures preserved are payrus scrolls and these remarkable "portraits."

Painted with encaustic (wax plus pigment) on thin wood panels, they strike me as the very first "oil paintings" extant. Like oil, encaustic is rich and thick; it sits on the surface. It tends to present itself more emphatically than fresco or tempera.

The striking "realism" of these paintings has often been remarked upon. The portraits are not "pictures" as we consider pictures today -- nor were they intended to be. They were attached to mummy containers, in effect set into the upper parts of coffins, to replace more traditional sculptural masks. (Painting has often replaced sculpture throughout history.) What they lost in three-dimensional presence, they gained in the illusion of liveliness that only painting with lights and shades and colour can provide. Nevertheless, their high quality raises a host of questions.

Maura Joy Lustig,

Peterbough, ON, Canada,

Transformation Coach/Artist


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