Kathleen KvernIntuitive Encaustic Painting

September 5-8, 2024 Go back
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In this unique participatory workshop experience, you’ll be introduced to the exciting processes and techniques of encaustic painting. The workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as those with more advanced encaustic painting experience.

Check In: September 5, 2024

Check Out: September 8, 2024

Tuition + Meals: $820
With TreeHaus Twin Lodging Package: $1,537
With TreeHaus Queen Lodging Package: $1,597
With RicePod Twin Lodging Package: $1,717
With RicePod Queen Lodging Package: $1,777
With Nest Lodging Package: $1,927

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Class description

Participants will be given an overview of the basic supplies and tools used in Encaustic painting and learn a variety of techniques including incising, collage, image transfers, mixing paint, creating texture, and working with stencils. We will discuss creative goals and use prompts from our surroundings as creative guidance. There will be group conversation, one-on-one instruction, and time for individual self-reflection. You will develop your intuition through the creative process and practice. Participants will create a minimum of four works of art and leave with the confidence to continue the exploration of encaustic painting.


Kathleen Kvern is an abstract painter based in Minneapolis. She works primarily in encaustic and mixed media creating multi-layered paintings inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Her work has been juried into exhibitions at the Nicolet College Art Gallery, Tubac Center of the Arts, Northfield Art Gallery, Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Gallery 360, The Phipps Center for Arts, and the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibition among others. She has been commissioned to create public art for the Minneapolis International Airport and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd and teaches encaustic workshops at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in Wax Fusion, a digital publication of International Encaustic Artists (IEA) and she was the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Artists Grant award from IEA.

Supply List

Supply List for Participants (if desired – no supplies are required to participate)


  • Assorted papers such as tissue paper, Japanese papers, etc. for collage
  • Sketchbook and drawing tools for ideas and preliminary drawings
  • Other art supplies such as: oil sticks, pan pastels, alcohol inks, stabillo woody pencils, oil pastels -- all of these supplies are compatible with encaustic. note: not compatible includes acrylic paint
  • Apron
  • Latex gloves
  • Incising Tools