Shades of White

Only $77.00

What is Studioworks Creative Academy?



Hello my creative friends!

Come join me for this one week Mixed Media & Encaustic workshop where we explore the beauty and subtlety of white and neutral tones.

When we strip away color - texture, contrast and ultimately design and composition come to the forefront. We will focus on these artistic aesthetics as we complete three beautifully unique projects.




Only $77.00



Here's a description of each of our special projects:

Project 1 - The Zen Abstract Collage

Using various collage materials and even 3-D objects we will create a “Zen” like abstract collage with paper and encaustic wax. Learn about the fundamentals of composition and push yourself outside your comfort zone as we leave the world of representation behind. The key in this project is aligning elements, creating visual tension and harmonious balance.

Project 2 - The Lady in White

We will study Whistler’s famous painting - Symphony in White I and create our own Lady in White portraits using mixed media. My materials of choice will be acrylic paint, charcoal and soft chalk pastels.

Project 3 - White Horses on the Horizon

This horse themed painting will be all about texture, repetition, pattern and shape. We will be collaging, painting, stenciling and finally using a layer of cold wax and oil paint to create a dreamy, misty and textural finish on this gorgeous mixed media landscape.



Only $77.00


Who is this class for?


This class is for anyone wants to explore Mixed Media materials with a focus on composition, balance, contrast and other vital aesthetic properties required to create visually harmonious pieces of work. 

Aesthetic Principals studied:

  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Unity

  • Movement

  • Emphasis

  • Pattern


I will be guiding you through several techniques such as:

  • working with soft chalk pastels

  • portrait tips and tricks

  • creating texture

  • collage

  • painting over collage

  • cold wax application

  • stenciling

  • paint application

  • creating layers with encaustic wax

  • embedding 3-D objects into wax

  • and much more, plus tons of info, resources and access to my curated image gallery.


Encaustic Wax

For those who haven’t worked with encaustic wax before, I assure you it is not as scary as it sounds and proves to be a very appealing medium, one that my past students have fallen in LOVE with!

Check out my simple wax set up in this video.

See that wasn't too scary right? Trust will adore this dreamy medium!

Also remember - Take your time with the videos!  You have lifetime access - so enjoy every minute and set your own pace. Connect with me and other students on our private Facebook page and have access to my favorite image resources and links to essential supplies. 

Essential Supply List


Please use what you HAVE!  It is not my intention at all to have you purchase everything on the list.  Buy only what you think you will use.  If you watch a video where I use oils you are encouraged to substitute acrylics if you don't want/have oils etc.  There are a number of essential materials needed as noted below but many things can be substituted. Let me know if you have questions.

Supply List


*essential for this class