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.

2024-2025 Art Classes and Workshops (Cold Wax and Encaustic, etc.)

I have been teaching art for adults and children since 2003  (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. I have been one of the Master Instructors for Painting With Fire since 2022-23.



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


The Studio School, Towers Mall Roanoke, VA

310 Art Gallery, Asheville, NC


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



Children's Classes-Please contact me. 


Location:  The Studio School, Roanoke, VA

Teen and Adult Classes Offered

Upper Level Towers Mall  

·    Adult Classes​​:

​Spring 2024 Classes

·       Mixed Media Madness  5 days: April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2  • 10:00-12:00 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, decorative papers, 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 pushing  your pieces way past your comfort zone, let them get ugly, allow them to change direction,then working to develop your own personal visual language with a dynamic outcome.  All levels welcome! Email Gina for a short material list and with questions,

·       Cold Wax and Oil Painting-     2 days: May 4-5 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  Discover the beautiful layers, textures, and marks that only oil and cold wax can achieve finding inspiration within your own marks, compositions and intuition using non-traditional ol techniques. We will explore various techniques such as working methods, substrates, drying times, opaque and transparent color, pigments and powders, blending, color schemes, glazing, solvent reduction, transfer and printmaking techniques, creating textures, adding collage and more.  Plenty of demos and individual discussions. A great class for beginners and those who want a refresher with advanced options. Gina will provide cold wax, some oils, tools, and R&F pigment sticks for class use, samples of Arches Oil paper, birch panels, various mark making tools and other samples of substrates. Additional tools will be available for sale. Email Gina for a short material list and with questions,​ 

·    Cold Wax Alchemy Intensive Workshop-

3 classes: August 10, 11, and 12 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 
Discover the beautiful layers, textures, and marks that only oil and cold wax can achieve, finding inspiration within your own marks, composition and intuition using non-traditional oil techniques.

 We will explore various working methods, substrates, drying times, opaque and transparent color, pigments and powders, blending color schemes, glazing, solvent reduction, printmaking techniques, 

creating textures, transfers, and collage. There are plenty of demos and individual discussions. A great workshop for beginners and those who want a refresher with advanced options and plenty of time 

to work. Provided: Cold wax, some sample oils, tools, R&F Pigment samples, 2 sheets of Arches Oil Paper, and 1 cradled birch panel and a free gift bonus of 2 tools to keep. 

Additional wax and tools will be available for sale. 

Upon registration, email Gina for the materials list and to confirm registration.



Wabi Sabi- Creating Intuitive Landscapes

2 classes: July 22 and 23 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 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 and learn a new way to approach surface design and bring a new perception and energy to your work. We will also do a few image transfers. 

Excellent class for beginners or learn a new way to break that creative funk! Some decorative collage papers, permanent pens, various inks and will be available. You’ll need to bring at least 3 to four   

 5” x 5” to 6” x 6” gallery wrapped canvases, scissors, and one small/ medium sized bottle of Liquatex or Golden, gel medium matt and four to six 1/2-inch foam brushes. Upon registration, 

email Gina for the materials list and to confirm registration.


Location:  310 Art Gallery, Asheville, N.C.




·    New Dimensions With Encaustic: Taking Encaustic 3D - July 6 and 7, 2024 -10AM to 4PM                                                                                                                                                                                

All materials included - see below for additional supplies.

In this workshop we will dive right in exploring the sculptural possibilities of plaster cloth, wax and encaustic to construct an encaustic 3-D work which best represents your personal idea or creative desire! 

Rigid and strong when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful support for dimensional encaustic work. Once the form is created and plaster applied, we will add Encaustic medium and fuse it to the sculptural composition using a variety of techniques. In the class, we will have one 12” disc and one 12” rectangular shape to use as a base for the plaster cloth. As the structures near completion, you will learn how to add image transfer, found or small personal objects and collage into the sculptures to create your work and discuss a variety of ways to display your work. As we create, we will contemplate our forms and their meanings to us personally - you can even to go abstract if there are personal symbols you relate to. Gina will bring the two forms; a variety of rusty items, plaster cloth, decorative papers, Encaustic Medium and pigments, oil sticks, oil pastels, mark making pens and pencils, and tools. Beginners are welcome, and if you have prior experience with Encaustic you can enhance your skills and go to a new level with your work! Gina will cover safety and basics of Encaustics as needed for all participants. 

This class seats 8 students.

·    Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media Accordion and Bound Books 

October 11-12, 2024

This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media works and fold and bind them into small books or journals! The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Learn a new way to approach mixed media collage! We will also learn three ways to create image transfers. Each participant will have access to sponge brushes, a variety of patterned, and fibrous papers, and two large base sheets of watercolor paper 

to collage onto, gel medium, permanent waterproof pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. The bookbinding materials will also be provided. 

The first day, we will make pages and covers, the second day you will make one bound book and one accordion book. 


Please bring scissors, paper towels, and wet ones. If you have these on hand: vintage papers, ephemera, feathers, beads, charms, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images 

(3” or less to fit the base papers) You can never have enough paper!

Beginners welcome. ​



AT Market Gallery

  • Coming Soon:     Contact Gina for more info!  

Some of the other classes I teach are:

Making Altered and Handmade Books 

Cold Wax Alchemy

Soldered Silver or Encaustic Pendants

Encaustic, Beginning and Advanced, and  Encaustic Printmaking

Art Critiques and Individual Study (Private Lessons for adults and children individually or groups.) ___________________________________________________________________________________

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. 
"Thank you for helping me develop my vision in printmaking!" A.S.
"I walked away from your class with work I enjoyed creating, and will hang it in my home. I also love your teaching style." P.T.
"You have encouraged me to step outside the box by presenting options on how to move forward, thank you!" A.D.
"I could watch your demos all day! I have learned so much!" S.M.


ON CALL CLASSES - (This is an open schedule; as soon as I have two-four people with interest, I will schedule a class. Call or email if you are interested.)   Call or email for more info! I am here to help you reach your creative goals!

  • If you desire group or private lessons or mentoring,  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 Roanoke, VA. or location of your choice.

From 310 Art:
"So great to work with a true artist. Gina models the big picture thinking needed to be creative and be an original. One students who took her classes-said they were the best workshops she had ever had. Another wrote, “Great class from beginning to end.  I can’t wait to get home and begin using what I learned.  You are a lovely, patient person. “ thanks Gina 
for sharing with us @310art "


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!