In response to the workshop given 3/16/2013 at San Clemente Art Supply
"Pam, Thank you for a delightful and very informative workshop last Saturday. I loved all the materials, techniques and projects you had for us to try. Your enthusiasm and encouragement, along with your knowledge and experience, created an amazing learning environment. I certainly got my money's worth, and gained some useful new skills. From my perspective, all the effort you put into the workshop paid off." - Anne
In response to the workshop given 3/8/2013 at the Paint Store Inc
"I just returned from a fantastic class in Waupaca, WI with Ashley and Allyce instructing! As an acrylic artist for a number of years, the encaustic medium fascinated me! You can read up on it as much as you want, but the hands-on with experienced artist in the encaustic field is priceless! I cann't wait to play with the materials and create future art pieces!" In response to the workshop given 10/15/11 at the Japanese Paper Place
Joyce from Nebraska
"I am writing this review for the recent class I participated in this past weekedn in Waupaca, WI. Ashley Gordon and Allyce Lees are both gracious hostesses. They equally are very creative, know the products extremely well, and are able to patiently teach anyone from beginner to advanced. The supplies available at The Paint Store are extensive, which is very helpful if one is inspired (as most are) to take supplies home and continue on in the addictive art of encaustics. In this class, we covered history of encaustics, safety while working with the hot products and tools, layering, mixing, fusing, carving, excavating back, image transfers, collages, embedding found objects or photographic images, shellac burns... oh the list oges on. I highly recommend anyone, newbie or expert, to participate in a class here at The Paint Store, under the instruction of Ashley and Allyce."
Sandy from Unity, WI
"I had a wonderful time at the Encaustics Workshop with Ashley and Allyce. Ashley is an extremely gifted instructor with lots of patience and enthusiasm. Allyce is very talented. She has a great area set up for her classes, large selection of supplies and is a gracious hostess. Ashley and Allyce were a perfect examples of what instruction should be...stressing safety, teaching then bolstering confidence in your ability to do it on your own with the reassurance that they're only a call away".
“Fantastic class. I’d like to do a follow-up with additional techniques & going large on bigger pieces of Japanese paper. Kathryn is a wonderful responsive teacher. Space was perfect.”
“A wonderful comprehensive workshop with excellent demonstration. Can Kathryn come again?”