BACK by POPULAR DEMAND Penny & Kim! at Garage Door Studio

STEP-BY-STEP Encaustic Evenings at Garage Door Studio


Paint With Fire (bring wine, friends and more wine)

ONLY 4 Evenings Offered (1 per month)
ONLY 12 Spots per evening! They fill up quick!


Instructors: Penny Treese & Kim McGill Stuart
Back by popular demand, local encaustic artists Penny Treese and Kim Stuart will instruct the art of encaustic wax painting using step-by-step techniques through “painting with fire” in a relaxing, therapeutic and fun environment. Create backgrounds of deep hues and end with gorgeous bursts, layers, blooms, or explore building undulating textures of bold colors and marks. By the end of each 2 1/2 hour session, you’ll take away a finished piece of art ready to hang in your home.


Garage Door Studio
119A Center Street, Avondale Estates, Georgia
Cost: $65.00

Materials fee:
$20 includes a 10 x 10 wood panel
Please bring cash or check written out to the instructor.

Materials Supplied
Encaustic tools, brushes, beeswax and paints, aprons.

GDS: 2015 Holiday Classes and Camps

2015 holiday classes and camps at Garage Door Studio. – Avondale Estates, GA


Garage Door Studio Holiday Camps and Classes


Need teacher gifts, hostess gifts or holiday gift exchange ideas? Get creative this year and DIY with classes and camps at Garage Door Studio.

Visit the Upcoming Classes page at for all class descriptions and online registration.


paintwithfire winter tree

Paint with Fire – Winter Tree

Don’t miss the Nov 18 Encaustic class “Winter Tree.”  Taught by Penny Treese, this class is part of the Paint   with Fire class series and promises to close the fall class   season on a high note!

Wednesday, Nov 18
7-9:30 p.m.



GDS Camp 2015Give Thanks Camp

Nov 23-24

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages 8-12

$45 per day

Register Online



 Other Upcoming Adult Classes at Garage Door Studio:

Beginning Embroidery

Watercolor & Mixed Media

Alcohol Ink Ornaments

Winter Holiday Wreath

Embroidered Ornament

Hand, Foot & Body Balms

Meditation Mala


GDS: Nov. 18 – Mini Encaustic Texture Class with Kim McGill Stuart

Encaustic texture workshops with Kim McGill Stuart. – Avondale Estates, GA


Mini Encaustic Texture Class “Winter Tree”

GDS2015-mini-texture-wax_002Wednesday, Nov 18
7-9:30 p.m.
Garage Door Studio

Register Online

Explore the touchable textural qualities of encaustic wax in this one-day holiday themed workshop led by local encaustic artist Kim McGill Stuart.

Students will use oil pigmented wax, water and fire to emulate textures from coral reefs to smooth surfaces like lake water at dusk. Embed or press objects into wax that are personal to your story. Items like charms, string, bottle-tops, branches work well. Use blow torches and carving tools to create various surface marks and undulations. Participants will learn how to enhance textures with oil paint washes and rubs.




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