Photo © Margot Hartford


Encaustics: Beyond the Basics

Past Developer Active Workshop, Mixed Media & Collage, Workshops

December 9

We offer two great encaustics classes Introduction to Encaustics and Encaustics: Beyond the Basics

with Margot Hartford

Call us at 415-388-3569 to sign up for both Intro & Beyond the Basics and receive a $25 TIF credit!


This workshop is designed as a companion to the Introduction to Encaustics class. Students will be given a quick review of the basics, and then will have time to explore and practice various advanced techniques. The workshop will cover layering, adding texture, masking, inscribing, and collage, as well as the application of oil sticks and pastels.




Participants will be supplied with and working on two one-inch-thick 5×7 wood panels and will take home at least two completed works of encaustic art. Margot will have additional panels for sale ($5) if anyone wants more to work on.

“Great class! Margot enthusiastically got us all making great little pieces of art. What a fun day… I am so inspired to do more!” —Linda R.

Instructor Bio


Margot Hartford is a San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle photographer who specializes in photographing families, children, and fitness for commercial clients. While serving as a docent at SF MOMA, she discovered encaustic painting through the work of Jasper Johns. She created a small studio in her home to experiment with using wax to produce small pieces of art incorporating her photography.