ENCAUSTIC mini-course

Understanding the BASICS!


You Will Discover


How to Make your own encaustic medium
(Save $$ making your own!)

How to make your own encaustic paints (two methods)

What types of mark making-materials you can use

Encaustic studio set up and safety

Different types of ventilation

Tips on outlets, power strips and extension cords

Organizing tips!

PDF Documents

Comprehensive PDF listing suppliers, tools, equipment and materials

How to Care for your Encaustic Paintings


Recipes for making your own encaustic medium

Participate in LIVE Calls

LIVE Q&A calls to answer your encaustic questions starting in March 2021 and continuing through April 30, 2022 (when PWF ends).


This encaustic mini course is being created to align with Lora Murphy’s Painting with Fire (PWF) Master Class. I am one of the 26 instructors who will bring you a new video every week from April 30, 2021 – April 30, 2022. PWF is also LIFETIME ACCESS. This PWF Master Class begins April 30th, 2021 - but since you have LIFETIME access, join ANYTIME! Here is the link to join: CLICK HERE!

This mini-course will prepare you so you will be ready! However, you do not need to be part of the PWF Master Class to enjoy this mini-course!.

I have loved encaustic painting the moment I tried it back in 2008. Long before I learned how to paint with cwm/oils, I learned encaustic painting and encaustic monotype. Enroll in this mini course and learn the BASICS of encaustic painting! See you there starting March 1, 2021!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Instructor

Pamela Caughey grew up in Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UW-Madison in 1983. After moving with her family to Hamilton, MT in 1986, she began her serious study of art, and in 2010 received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Montana School of Art. She works in many media, with special interest in cold wax/oil, encaustic, mixed media and acrylic. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums and public buildings nationally and internationally and her work appears in the newly published book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversations”. After teaching foundations courses at the University of Montana, Bitterroot College, Montana, she is now a full time studio artist and teaches workshops from her Hamilton, Montana studio, within the US and abroad.

Pamela Caughey

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