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Two-Day Private Encaustic Workshop with Artist Carrie Goller

Carrie Goller 2-Day Encaustic Workshop - 2-Day Encaustic Workshop - $790 plus $90 materials fee per student

PRIVATE SESSIONS: At this time, encaustic workshops are available in private (one to two person) studio sessions, which allows for a very personalized experience.  Carrie will be offering group sessions later.  All skill levels are welcome - whether you are new to encaustic painting or wishing to improve your skills. Carrie will discuss your goals prior to class.  

LOCATION: Carrie Goller's private home studio on beautiful Hood Canal in Port Ludlow, Washington (location and directions will be provided upon registration).  


This workshop is for a a 2 day studio session:  $790 per person + $90 materials fee.

(We also offer a 1 day studio session: $490 per person + $50 materials fee.*)

DURATION: Class starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm, with a lunch break.

PROCESS: Take a look at this link for a slide-show of some of Carrie’s studio process:

*Please Note: Additional material fees may apply for private sessions or for students wishing to work on larger panels. Please see important Cancellation & Liability information below.**

This website is still in development, so please contact Carrie directly at to register and arrange for a mutually agreed upon time for your studio session, which begin in October 2018.  You will be prompted to give your full name, address, phone and email as well as payment in full to register prior to scheduling.


Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to class start date are NON REFUNDABLE

Four weeks notice required for cancellation.

 No shows are non-refundable and non transferable.

We require 4 weeks notice for student cancellations and there is a $50 non-refundable fee for all cancellations (unless a workshop is cancelled by Carrie Goller, then a full refund will be given).

Carrie Goller is not responsible for any travel-related fees if your workshop is canceled. Upon submitting payment, you hold Carrie Goller and assigns free from any liability in the event of loss, harm or accidental injury.


First used by the Greeks over 2000 years ago, encaustic (beeswax medium) is one of the earliest known forms of painting. The amazing Fayum Mummy Portraits painted with encaustic by the Greeks in Egypt, (late 1st century BCE or the early 1st century CE) are still fresh, vibrant, and exhibited today in the world's greatest museums. Artist Jasper Johns is credited with the modern renaissance of encaustic fine art with his work that began in the 1950's.

Painting with encaustic involves melting, applying, then heat fusing layers of beeswax mixed with various mediums. The technique generates a luminous, rich surface that brings visual beauty and depth to the wax. Back from obscurity, modern tools have made the process more practical for encaustic artistry. The protective nature of the beeswax helps maintain freshness and preservation of color, preventing the wax from darkening or turning yellow. Impervious to moisture, these pieces need not be varnished or put under glass.

Carrie Goller interprets this ancient medium into contemporary works. Illuminated in brilliant color or delicate opalescence, her compositions encompass oversized serene seascapes & landscapes, to tiny whimsical country scenes. Goller states, "I do not consider myself an encaustic artist, although I do instruct and work in that method. I am an artist that works in a variety of media; encaustic just happens to be one of those media. The idea and expression of the work inspires me more than the technique itself."

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