Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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2017 Art Classes and Workshops (Cold Wax and Encaustic)

I have been teaching art for adults and children (I am licensed in the state of Virginia to teach art Pre K- 12) privately and through the Studio School in Roanoke, and 310 Art Gallery at the Rivers Edge Art Complex in Asheville, NC.

Please contact me by email in regards any questions, classes you'd like to take with me, or if there are classes you are interested in for your art club, or group. I would be happy to come to you!


Be sure to also check the Studio School and 310 Art Gallery websites  for details and updates!
The Studio School, Roanoke, VA

(Click Studio School and 310 Art Gallery above for a direct link to that site.)

  • ON CALL CLASSES - (This is an open schedule; as soon as I have four people with interest, I will schedule a class. Call or email if you are interested.)                                                                                                                                                                 For beginning and advanced students desiring to work with Encaustic, Encaustic Monotype, or Cold Wax, in my home studio or yours. These are one-day or two-day classes and studio time for those who desire to paint with beeswax, hot or cold.  Gina will touch on a brief history of encaustic painting, discuss safety, basic tools of the trade, waxes, pigments, with both basic and advanced techniques. The class includes most supplies. Each participant will be able to complete 3-4 pieces, at least. Call or email for more info!

Please contact me by email in regards to private lessons, workshops and classes. I teach a variety of classes and workshops in my studio, at the Studio School in Roanoke, VA., 310 Art Gallery in Asheville, N.C. or location of your choice.

Adult Classes at The Studio School, Roanoke, VA

Studio School Classes Winter 2018

5 classes January 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5
5:30-7:30 pm 
Mixed media and collage are about freedom of expression and ‘play’. This class will look at different approaches to each with painting, drawing, incorporating ephemera, and found or recycled materials. We will experiment with collage and a variety of mixed materials (Gina will have some to share), using both abstract and figurative imagery. The focus will be on beginning with a few exercises, and then working to develop your own personal visual language.  All levels welcome! Email Gina for a short material list and with questions,

Cold Wax Alchemy and Open Studio
4 days, Monday 
Cold wax oil painting mediums create luminous, glowing surfaces, capable of fine detail and subtlety, without the use of heat. We will look at actual examples of various working methods, and create original pieces and explore surfaces
and effects possible with the cold wax medium. We'll use it as a surface treatment to create completed paintings, collages, and incorporate mixed media (including copied photos), by adding wax with various 'found' tools. All skill levels would benefit from this class, especially beginners.  Email Gina for a short material list and with questions,

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking (FULL CLASS) 
One class, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10am –3pm
All tools are provided.
This workshop will concentrate on printing on paper with pigmented beeswax. One of a kind prints are created using simple mark making with pigment bars, brushes, silicone subtractive tools, wooden print blocks, and stencils.  We will explore working with different tools, different types and sizes of paper, and techniques. You are welcome to bring 60LB drawing paper, or additional rice paper to make more prints. Email Gina at for a list of optional materials or tools. Bring notebook for notes and a bag lunch.
Limit 4.

Coming in the Winter, Saavy Soldered Pendants. Contact Gina for specifics!

Workshops At 310 Art Galley, Asheville, N.C.


Secret Messages-Wabi Sabi Mixed Media Mashup (Acrylics) 

Coming in 2018
If you would like us to provide paints and heavy gel medium and collage papers, bring an extra $20 to class the first day. PLEASE let us know if you are requesting materials.This is a great way to create enchanting, Mystical Mixed Media pieces! The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Embrace the ‘flow’ of something beautiful during the class. Excellent class for beginners! Bring at least four cradled wood boards  8" X 8"  - 1 ½” to 2” deep, your acrylic inks (alcohol inks work great too!), a Small container of  heavy matte gel medium (not gloss), Collage papers in natural tones (natural papers, vintage printed, ephemera, pattern paper, handwritten paper… your choice!)

Encaustic Pendants Coming In 2018
Fee includes all wax, bezel setting, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups an other items needed!
Participants will create one fine premade bezel piece and up to three soldered pendants, 1” wide and up to 3” long.  Use wax, metal and small inclusions you may wish to bring such as dried flowers, small inspirational words, bits of collage/decorative papers, or small charms. Learn fantastic skills and have fun in this exciting new class at 310 ART. (Extra materials will be available for purchase should you wish to create more.)​

On Call Classes :
Interested students should contact Gina directly via phone or email. She will then work with everyone’s schedule to set dates for classes. Lougael@


Cold Wax Instructor's Guide

Some of the other classes I teach are:
  • Making Altered Books

  • Cold Wax Alchemy

  • Soldered Silver Pendants-Coming Spring 2017

  • Encaustics, Beginning, Advanced, and  Encaustic Printmaking

  • Children's Art Classes, group or individual

  • Art Critiques and Individual Study (Private Lessons) 

If you don't see something listed or if you have a specific interest, please contact me.
If you desire private lessons,  I can schedule a class at my home studio or your location.
I love to travel and would love to teach for your group!
Hourly/Daily rates will be quoted upon inquiry.                                                                                                       Beginners welcome.
 Email Gina with questions or images if needed.

Reviews and Comments:

"Gina is one of the shing star instructors from which I have had the pleasure of gleaning a lot of information in a fairly short block of time.  Her demeanor is exciting, cheerful, and filled with human kindness.  She is among one of the most creative artists I  know and always going in a new direction. I wish Gina all the success she deserves."  Beverly White.  Salem, VA

"Gina's classes are packed full of demo's, discussion, hands on technique,and plenty of supplies to use at your leisure. 
 With most all of the supplies included I didn't mind venturing into a new media without spending extra for supplies. The end result, I am hooked and have meet yet another amazing instructor. When's the next class?" Penny S., VA.

"Oh, what FUN!  I learned so much in Gina's class on Cold Wax.  She is very knowledgable and makes learning a pleasure.  Can't wait to take another workshop with her."  Barbara Norman Lashley

"I've travelled far to take classes, and I have to say Gina is a jewel of an instructor right here in the Roanoke Vally. I'm very excited to get this instruction right here at home!" G. C.


If you don't see something listed or if you have a specific interest, please contact me.
If you desire private lessons,  I can schedule a class at my home studio or your location. 
Hourly/Daily rates will be quoted upon inquiry.


Anonymous said...

My grandson loved Gina's children's art classes at the Studio School this Fall. His art techniques and finished pieces were wonderful! I highly recommend Gina to teach Art to anyone interested, no matter their level of skill.

Gina Louthian-Stanley said...

Thank you! I enjoyed having him in class!