Encaustic Wax Painting

Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6   9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Donna Ramsey Nevers is back with her popular 2 day workshop in the art of using molten wax to create Encaustic Art, an art that dates back to the 5th century BC. It is probably best known for Fayum funeral portraits in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and has been enjoying a resurgence of interest among artists.

What an opportunity to join Donna in this exciting workshop where you will learn how to use molten beeswax and colored pigments to create both abstract and realistic painting. You will learn not only techniques for including encaustic art with collage, transfers and mixed media, but you will learn about the medium itself. You will be able to leave with 2 or 3 completed paintings and ideas or many more.

Fee: $160

Supplies: $35

Lunch on your own
As usual you may brown bag it, bring food (there is a kitchen) or try a local Bedford restaurant!

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Artist Background
Donna Nevers is a native of Waynesboro, Virginia and since 1995 has been a full time resident of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Donna is a working archaeologist who has traveled and studied art for over 30 years.

Some of her favorite subjects incorporate archaeology and art in mixed media. Her works reflect her passion for her native Virginia landscape and the countries she has visited. She prefers heavy texture and uses palette knife impasto or energetic brushwork to relay her messages to the viewer. Her fresh and lush color palette along with diverse textures emits emotion and an imagination that provides a challenge to the viewer to decide for themselves the meaning held within each painting.

Nevers has studied with many teaching professionals. Her works are in both private and corporate collections, and she exhibits frequently, receiving numerous awards. Nevers has just completed an intensive three year study of the art of Encaustic Wax painting and developed this workshop to share the interesting medium.

Registration & Payment

Space is limited; seats remaining are shown in the Seats dropdown list below. Please submit your registration early! If all seats have been booked, please email us if you'd like to be put on a waiting list in case of a cancellation, or for future classes.

Your registration will be confirmed via email.

After submitting your registration you may pay online (if available for this class) or by check/cash (see payment instructions in your confirmation email).

Registration is not complete until full payment is received by the Bower Center a minimum of 3 days before the start of class.

Cancellation Policy

Classes subject to cancellation by the Bower Center if minimum attendance is not met or other circumstances beyond our control; 100% refund applies.

If attendee cancels, 85% of class fees will be refunded, unless the withdrawal notice is received within one week (7 days) of the first class meeting, then no refund will be issued.


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Bookings no longer allowed on this date.