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.


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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. 6 – Artorama Preview Party TONIGHT!

A handmade holiday pop-up market at Garage Door Studio in Avondale Estates, GA.

Attend the exclusive preview event and prep your wish list!

Get the holiday shopping off to a unique and fantastic start with this annual event. NEW this year, the Preview Party, gets you a sneak peak at the 60+ artists in the shop and 10 additional artists featured in the art center! Enjoy complimentary libations and nibbles during the party on Friday while meeting the artists and learning about their craft.

Look for featured encaustic art at the market by your very own Penny Treese and Kim Mcgill Stuart!

Suggested donation to this exclusive event is $5 which automatically enters you to win a basket of goodies valued at $100 filled with creations from the Garage Girls!

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More Links:

See the Flyer     •     Artorama on FB     •     Garage Door Studio on FB     •   Artoram Page

Garage Door Studio: Paint with Fire! Not Your Grandma’s Paint-by-Number

I’ve teamed up with Penny Treese to teach an exciting series of Wedenesday evening Fall classes in Avondale:



(^follow above link to register and see full list and descriptions^)

Dates/Times/Classes are selected Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM as follows:

  • September 9: BURSTS OF COLOR
  • September 23: REVEALING LAYERS
  • October 21: ABSTRACT FLORAL
  • November 11: AUTUMN IN ABSTRACT
  • November 18: CHRISTMAS TREE

Location: Garage Door Studio @119 Center Street, Avondale Estates, GA, 30002 (<- map link)

Choose a few, or better yet, take all six! Tickets on sale now; spaces are limited.