2020-2021 Oil and Cold Wax Workshops


Discovering Oil and Cold Wax

July 17 - 19, 2020

10am - 4pm

Eastern Shore Art Center

Fairhope, Alabama

Discovering Oil and Cold Wax

November 12-14, 2021     New Date!

10am - 4pm

2 Kat Studios

Prescott, Arizona

Oil and Cold Wax Workshops - Description

These workshops offers students an opportunity to break free from expectation and discover oil painting without a brush.  With R&F Pigment Sticks as our oil paint and Gamblin's cold wax medium, we will build up layers of paint using a variety of methods, discover new tools and ways of working to create rich and authentic small works on paper.

2020-2021 Encaustic Workshops


Encaustic and Mixed Media

November 13 - 14, 2020

10am - 4pm

Eastern Shore Art Center

Fairhope, Alabama

Encaustic Experience

May 23 - June 4, 2021

Penland School of Craft

Penland, North Carolina

Encaustic Workshops - Description

The word Encaustic, from the Greek language, means "to heat" or "to burn in" which refers to the process of fusing the beeswax-based paint after each layer of application.  The paint is heated on a hot palette and applied with natural bristle brushes.  Layering, scraping, glazing and many other options are possible with this incredible medium.  Students will gain a working knowledge of painting with encaustic and an appreciation for its surface quality and versatility.  Studio set-up and safety will also be covered. 

Encaustic Supports

Encaustic paint is best used on a rigid surface that is both absorbent and heat resistant. Ampersand and R&F Handmade Paints have teamed up to develop an amazing panel called Encausticbord™ that is made especially for the unique demands of encaustic painting. Encausticbord gives artists a super-absorbent, smooth, bright white surface that is ready to go and provides a beautiful, professional presentation for encaustic paintings.  



For Individuals and Small Groups

My home studio doubles as a comfortable and safely equipped workshop for private lessons and small group (4 students max.) instruction.  A full day for 2 = $200 each, for example, and includes all supplies.   Private lessons are slightly higher.  Please contact me for scheduling.

Here's What Students are Saying:


"This workshop was far superior to any art training experience I have had.   Can't say enough about Julie Snidle's teaching skill and hospitality.   Perfect studio venue.    

Best birthday I've had in years!!"      -Beth H.

​"Julie was informative, relaxed, and gave us ample time to experiment.  Fun!" - Dianne G.

"It was very fun and really gave the opportunity to be creative.  Julie was great.  I would like to take more classes from her."    - Amy R.

"Julie was well prepared, knowledgeable, and fun.  

I liked the exercises and demos."     -T.B.

"The class was great!  Very well presented."     -Kristine G.

"Julie was wonderful!  I loved this class!"    -Pat C.

"It was so excellent!  Bring Julie back please!"     -Lisa H.

"It was very well organized."     -Andrea J.

"Now I feel like I know what encaustic painting really is!"    -Anne B.

"Excellent instruction!   Great teacher!"      -Stacy B.

"Julie was great!  The pace of the class was just right."       -Sheila M.

"The workshop definitely made me want to continue painting with encaustic."    -A.W.