Reach more, teach more, inspire more~

EncaustiCamp was born as a call to build a place where ‘all encaustic, all the time’ could take place in a beautiful location amongst a supportive, like-minded community. Join us; it is a unique, magical place for an inspiring, engaging week~

Our commitment to you


Since 2010 EncaustiCamp has been the place to find rich immersion in all things encaustic. Multiple instructors teaching their unique techniques across the breath-taking water-front campus; meals, lodging, and all your needs taken care of; the inspiration leaves no one wanting!

EncaustiCamp has evolved into a place where like-minded creatives gather to inspire, inform, educate and enliven each others work, practice and spirit.  This workspace-shared, weeklong indulgence in wax and artistic development through community and collaboration is an immersive way to move your work forward.

Note: Because encaustic is a hot medium, the studios are unique. Materials are set up in stations with preset color selections and communally used. Therefore size and quantity of work are controlled due to these constraints of material and electricity. The retreat is created to spur on exploration, experimentation and inspiration. Please do not come intent on finishing an exhibit or working large. The facilities and community studios simply can not support such things~


Toolbox and FAQ

Examples of the EncaustiCamp Experience

Encaustic tessellation students

Amanda Jolley teaching encaustic tessellation

Encaustic on 2D and 3D surfaces

Open studios allow for continued experimentation after mini workshops

EncaustiCamp is set on grounds with gorgeous views all week long

No matter your artistic style, EncaustiCamp is for you

Upcoming Events

  1. EncaustiCastle: Permission to Play and Cloth Connections with Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Lorie McCown

    October 4 @ 9:30 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Bi-Annual with Sue Stover

    October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
  3. EncaustiCastle: Expressive Painting with James Edward Scherbarth and Lauren Mantecon

    November 1 @ 9:30 am - November 7 @ 4:00 pm
  4. EncaustiCastle: WinterWax

    January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
  5. EncaustiCastle: Bi-Annual With Sue Stover

    March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am

EncaustiCampUS Information

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“Who can open the door who does not reach for the latch?
Who can travel the hills who does not put one foot in front of the other, all attentive to what presents itself continually?”
Mary Oliver


The opportunity to explore new places and bring it back to the practice of encaustic in all new ways~

What we bring is material

What we offer is experience

What we instruct is how to see:

from the heart of a place~

Where are we going?!

Italy again 2019; Florence region in the works! Once was NOT enough~

Come with us for an adventure of inspiration, exploration and connection. Like nothing else, these EncaustiCampInt’l. trips reach more, teach more, inspire more in all new ways~

A villa on the outskirts of Florence awaits you

Morning studio time

Inspirational views to get the creative juices flowing

Gathered round the table for a traditional Italian family meal

EncaustiCampInt'l Registration Opening Soon

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Generous donations from Enkaustikos helps make all the amazing waxiness possible! Thank you Mike Lesczinski and your entire team of encaustic geniuses~
Thanks also goes to R&F paints, Ampersand Art, PanPastel, Golden Paints, Daniel Smith Art, and Jacquard Products for their continued support through donations, encouragement and materials.