A reminder that my LAST workshop of the year is on

Wednesday, Dec 12th from 6:30-9:30pm.

Bring a photo or collage items to create a unique, one-of-a-kind gift to give (or keep). There will be festive holiday drinks, small works/paper artwork for sale, and 10% off pre-registration for my 2019 workshops.

As a holiday bonus, this workshop price has been REDUCED from $180 to $95 (+ $10 supply fee) and is limited to 8 participants. Contact me at to sign up today!

I will see you in the morning at 9:30 for our last FB video session of 2018!!!


Encaustics 101 – Jan 15 & 19, 2019

Encaustics 101 with Penny Treese

Tuesday evenings: Jan 15 and 19, 2019 – 6-9:30 

Fountainhead Art Space 

Explore the ancient technique of encaustic painting that has made a recent resurgence in popularity. Learn the basics of color-pigmenting molten beeswax, applying luscious layers to wood surfaces and heating with a blowtorch  to fuse and preserve the painting.

Additionally, history and material safety will be covered, and several techniques will be demonstrated including layering, creating and applying translucent washes and opaque color, scraping, texturing, care instructions and more. You will see why this medium is gaining popularity quickly as you discover the freedom and forgiveness of painting with wax!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: $95.00 Plus $15 supply fee to instructor

Class size limited to ten participants.

Encaustic Ironing Workshop: Feb 4, 2019

Encaustic Ironing Workshop

Monday, Feb 4, 2019  10:30am-2:30pm 

Location: Penny’s studio in Decatur 

Learn to develop what Penny calls “Selfscapes”, which are representations of sky, sea, ground, or simply stunning abstract fields of luscious color. You will leave this workshop with several encaustic wax masterpieces on paper and wooden substrates. While moving gracefully with the flow of the molten wax under the hot iron, you may find yourself swimming within serene waves, floating amongst translucent clouds and experiencing a healing that is born from the freedom of creating abstract beauty without restriction. 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. $185 plus $20 supply fee


Encaustic Abstract Workshop: Jan 7, 2019

Encaustic Abstract Workshop

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 – 10:30am-2:30pm 

Location: Penny’s studio in Decatur 

The process of “letting go” is just what we need to begin the new year off with a fresh start! This workshop allows you to express your inner child and follow consciousness to create uniquely personal artwork. The freedom to break “art-rules” while brushing or pouring pigmented wax is truly therapy for the soul!  The beauty of painting with fire, wax, and pigments is that no two paintings will ever look the same and there are no mistakes…only discoveries. 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. $185 plus $20 supply fee



DECATUR, Georgia- Encaustic artist Penny Treese is hosting a community Open Studio Sale on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4pm-7pm.  

Just in time for the holidays, select art work will be discounted up to 75% off. Attendees will also receive a free art print (while supplies last) and 10% off on pre-registration for 2019 classes. This highly-anticipated once-a-year event is a great opportunity to view and collect works from one of Atlanta’s most esteemed encaustic artists and instructors. Penny’s commissioned pieces also make wonderful personalized gifts for the holidays.

Please visit her website for more details ( and follow her on Facebook ( for event details.

Penny Treese Studio is located at 350 Lockwood Terrace, Decatur GA 30030