ENCAUSTIC mini-course

Understanding the BASIC + Special Effects Techniques



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 tools you can use

Encaustic Studio Set-Up and Safety

Different types of Ventilation

Tips on outlets, power strips and extension cords

Organizing tips!

Recorded Q&A calls will help answer your encaustic questions!

PDF Documents and 8+ HOURS of Video content!

PDF Documents and 8+ HOURS of Video content!

Comprehensive PDFs on the following:


-Encaustic Tools

-Basic Equipment

-Encaustic Materials

-How to Care for your Encaustic Paintings


-Recipes for making your own Encaustic Medium

NEW Special Effects Technique Videos

NEW Special Effects Technique Videos

For intermediate to advanced encaustic artists, enjoy my NEW Special effects videos (added in March, 2023) which cover the following:

INTARSIA - Gouge and Fill

Parchment Paper Shapes - Expect the Unexpected SHAPES

Tjanting Tool - Dots and Lines

XD Damar (or Encaustic Medium) "Clear" Windows!

Saral Transfer Papers and Pan Pastels for "Final Touches"!



This encaustic mini course was created to align with Lora Murphy’s Painting with Fire (PWF) Master Class, 2021 and 2023  (but of course, it is also an excellent stand alone course!)  I am one of the 26 international instructors who provided a new video each week in 2021 and 2023! You may join PWF 2021 or PWF 2023 with recorded content by  26 instructors anytime as it has LIFETIME ACCESS.

Here is the link to join PWF 2021: CLICK HERE!

Here is the link to join PWF 2023: CLICK HERE

Here is the link to join PWF 2024: CLICK HERE

This mini-course will prepare you with all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy PWF year long workshops! If you choose to purchase  PWF 2021 or PWF 2023 encaustic lessons provided by 26 encaustic master instructors, you will receive my Encaustic Basics + Special Effects Videos for FREE - a $250 Value!

After enrolling in PWF '21, '23 or '24, must contact me at: [email protected]

and I will grant you you access to my course FOR FREE! 

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 PLUS New Special Effects Videos!

Get this course for FREE when you enroll in PWF '21PWF '23 or PWF '24

What People are Saying:

Joy De Nicola

I just finished your Encaustic mini course and loved it! It contains a wealth of information, and everything you need to know to start working in the medium. The course is thorough, comprehensive, well organized and very clearly presented. Loved the course. No stone was left unturned. Thank You, Pam for this wonderful workshop.  

Joy De Nicola

Valerie Mafdali

So enjoy everything that you do I am always looking forward to hear what you have to say. I want to thank you so much for helping me through this process.
The mini course is so inclusive I am amazed how well you cover every aspect.
I am looking forward to the year ahead.

Valerie Mafdali

Jori Morrison

Hi Pamela,
Thank you for putting this mini course together. You were so thorough and clear about everything.I am new to encaustics and needed to know everything about it. The course was easy to follow and was very well organized .Really appreciate and recognize the care and effort you put into this course.

Jori Morrison

Denise Carey

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have done a few small encaustic pieces and really love the medium but I never felt that I had all the information I needed even after taking a couple workshops in the Bay Area. This mini course in the basics was SO helpful! You are the best!  I really liked the explanations of how to make your own encaustic medium and paint. The supply list is great, too. I have almost everything you suggest so I don't need to purchase much. I also really liked the various mediums on the encaustic panels you demonstrated. -

Denise Carey

Tim O’Neill

Pam-your encaustic mini-course was just what I needed. Just like all of your other coursework I found it to the point presented with straightforward tips, trips in a work-a-long fashion. Thank-you!

Tim O’Neill

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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