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. 

Mixed Media Explorations in Art On Saturday
4 Saturdays: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
($25.00 Materials fee payable to Gina at the first class)
*Register by September 8, 2018
Different methods and materials will be taught each week in projects that encourage children to express themselves, to make independent choices and evaluations of their work, to develop fine motor skills in age-appropriate ways, and to approach their art-making with a sense of fun and appreciation of art. Each session of Messy Mixed Media is different, but frequent activities will include activities working from still life, photographs, images from art history and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques. These include line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, color perspective and collage. While experimenting with an exciting variety of artist’s tools, media and techniques, students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts. Ages 8-14 Email 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 
Fall 2018

Adult Classes

Mystical Mixed Media Mash-Up-Gina Louthian-Stanley
1 Day, Saturday October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.  
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 or learn a new way to break that creative funk!  Collage papers, permanent pens, various inks and acrylics will be shared with the class.  Bring four cradled wood boards 8 x 8 - 1.5" to 2" deep, scissors, and one small bottle of Liquatex gel medium matt.  (It’s suggested that you also bring natural fiber decorative papers, vintage papers, ephemera, patterned paper, handwritten paper, laser copies... your choice! You can never have enough paper!)  A lunch break will be included. Email Gina with questions,

Printmaking Lino-Cut (Part 1)-Gina Louthian-Stanley
2 Classes, Mondays, November 5, 12, 2018
5:30-7:30  p.m. 
 (materials included)
Using relief printing techniques, learn how to create a linocut relief print by creating an initial drawing, then transferring and carving it onto a linoleum block to be printed. Relief printing is the process of carving away material on a flat surface. The remaining surface is then “rolled” with ink and pressed onto paper to make a final print. Students will get two blocks to carve for creating their own hand carved linocut relief print, 10 sheets of printing paper, two blank greeting cards with envelopes, use of inks and use of tools.  (*More paper and lino blocks available for purchase. (Part 2 will be in the Winter Session, featuring Geli-plate Printing) Email Gina with questions,

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

Contemporary Shrines and Image Transfers, June 8, 9, 2019

Sat June 8 and  Sun, June 9, 2019
10-3 Sat, 10-1 Sun
Info coming soon!

Encaustic Pendants Coming June 6th, 2019- 10-4 pm  
Fee includes all wax, bezel setting, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups, collage materials, and 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!