In the Encaustic Studio with Michelle Belto Webinar Replay


Encaustic painting artist and author Michelle Belto spent the hour with us talking all things wax, beginning with a primer on the basics — the history, ingredients, necessary tools and materials — and safety (if you’ve never tried it before, it’s safer than you think — Michelle will debunk some common misconceptions). Next we moved into the good stuff, including being introduced to several tenets of working in encaustic — working under the wax, on top of the wax and in the wax. Finally, we got a sneak peek at the future of encaustic painting — the medium has definitely encountered a resurgence of late and the possibilities will amaze you! And, as always, our Q & A session was over-whelmed with a variety of great questions.

Watch the webinar!

Encaustic painting instructionBe sure to check out Wax and Paper Workshop by Michelle Belto!            

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The Wax and Paper Workshop Bonus Content page

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  Thomas MannBe sure to join us for our next webinar with metalworking artist, Thomas Mann. His webinar on October 25 at 1 pm will be covering all things metalworking including the Jeweler’s Saw. Register now for the webinar!

And don’t forget, you can pick up his book, The Metal Artist’s Workbench, and his two instructional DVDs, Learn to Use the Jeweler’s Saw and Jeweler’s Saw Projects from the North Light Shop now!

 About Michelle Belto

Encaustic painting artist“My whole life has been about the absolute joy of creating art.” Michelle Belto has been an artist and teacher since 1971. She holds a BA degree in Education, teaching certifications in Art and Theater, and an MA from John F Kennedy University in Arts & Consciousness. Her work as a performer, presenter and visual artist spans more than thirty years, three continents and thirteen publications. Michelle Belto is a traditional artist working in non-traditional media. She creates her own canvases from hand-made paper and then paints on these amazing forms with colored layers of molten beeswax. Her contemporary paintings sit on the wall like sculpture. Rich in texture with a luminous quality that is hard to describe, viewers of her work often can’t help themselves from reaching out to touch the art. Belto has exhibited throughout the United States in such venues as the Texas Museum of Fiber Arts Austin, Texas; Victor Fisher Gallery Oakland, California; the West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts West Bend, Indiana; and M2 Gallery, Houston, TX.  She has been a featured presenter in such conferences as the National Catholic Educational Association, New Orleans, Lousiana; the International Dance Fellowship Conference, Sydney, Australia; and Convergence, National Visioning Conference, Chicago, Illinois. She has written and produced numerous scripts including Hildegard of Bingen a full length one woman play that she performed throughout the United States and Canada.  Her most recent grant, Creative Capital, was awarded by the San Antonio Cultural Arts Department to further her career as a visual artist. Michelle Belto now works full time as a visual artist, living in the Texas hill country with her husband and a menagerie of furry creatures. You can learn more about Michelle and her work via her website,, and her blog, Wax and Paper blog. You’ll also find Michelle on Facebook and Twitter — just search her name.


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