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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2018 Art Classes and Workshops (Cold Wax and Encaustic)

I have been teaching art for adults and children for 14 years (I am licensed in the state of Virginia to teach art Pre K- 12) in the public school system, privately, and through the Studio School in Roanoke, VA. (at Towers Mall)  and 310 Art Gallery at the Rivers Edge Art Complex in Asheville, NC.


Be sure to also check the Studio School and 310 Art Gallery websites  for details and updates!
The Studio School, Towers Mall 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, and, techniques (stencils and masks, incising lines, revealing layers, image transfer, collage, and adding texture). The class includes most supplies. Each participant will be able to complete 3-4 pieces. *NOTE: If you have had the intro class in hot or cold wax and want to further your skills, we can work on more advanced techniques using various tools and  techniques. Call or email for more info! 

If you desire group or private lessons,  I can schedule a class at my home studio or your location. 
Hourly/Daily rates will be quoted upon inquiry.
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.

Children’s Classes at The Studio School, Roanoke, VA
*** NEW LOCATION*** Towers Mall Upper Level

Children’s Art Classes  
* Please try to enroll 2 weeks prior to class so materials can be ordered. 
Drawing for Teens-At the Studio School
5 days: July 9-13 •10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Come explore the Elements of Art! We will start out with beginning drawing techniques, and continue exercises to introduce us to ‘seeing’ like an artist. Participants will create contour and value drawings, and end up completing a class project. For the first class, bring an interesting object or two (ex: figurine, artificial flower, etc.), an 9 X 12 Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook, and a set of drawing pencils, erasers, and a small set of Prismacolor Colored pencils. Gina will supply other materials included in the class fee. Contact Gina for questions.
More classes will be added in September.

Adult Classes at The Studio School, Roanoke, VA
Upper Level Towers Mall

Studio School Classes 
Summer 2018
Compositional Strategies and the Elements of Art (Open Studio)
5 classes: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27•5:30 p.m.-7:30 P.M. 
Don’t know where to begin? Learn the basics of Composition and the Elements of Art using varied techniques and exercises to strengthen the ‘Artists Eye’ using various mediums. Come learn the basics, explore your creative voice and develop your own visual language. We will also be critiquing famous works of art that relate to the elements.  Materials list supplied upon registration. (Gina will share a few supplies.). Email Gina for questions.

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking-
1 day: June 16 •10:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. • There is a material fee for wax/oil sticks/pigments and 8 full sheets of rice paper payable to Gina at the beginning of class. All tools and wax 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 lougael@gmail.comfor a list of optionalmaterials or tools. Bring notebook for notes and a bag lunch. 
Limit 6.

More to come in the fall. 
Workshops At 310 Art Galley, Asheville, N.C.


Mystical Mixed Media Mash-Up, June 9, 10

Sat & Sun, June 9 & 10
10-3 Sat, 10-1 Sun
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!  Collage papers, permanent pens, various inks and acrylics will be shared with the class.  (If you bring extra, bring natural fiber decorative papers, vintage priced, ephemera, patterned paper, handwritten paper... your choice! You can never have enough paper!)  Bring four cradled wood boards 8 x 8 - 1.5" to 2" deep, scissors, and one small bottle of Liquatex gel medium matt.  Be sure to bring lunch!
*If you are looking for papers, check out The Fine Art! They have a fantastic selection. 

Encaustic Pendants Coming June 7th- 10-4 pm  FULL
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.)​

Some of the other classes I teach are:

Making Altered and Handmade Books

Cold Wax Alchemy

Soldered Silver Pendants

Encaustic, Beginning, Advanced, and  Encaustic Printmaking

Children's Art Classes, group or individual

Art Critiques and Individual Study (Private Lessons) 

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 Valley. I'm very excited to get this instruction right here at home!" G. C.
"I can not tell you how much I learned! Gina is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and inspired me so much!" S.R. 



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!