Orna-Mental Blocks


We all suffer from mental blocks from time to time…here is your chance to make that a good thing…an “orna”-mental thing!  Using a nifty transfer process we will begin to turn ordinary wood blocks or boards into ornamental artworks!  Once the transfers are complete, we will add color to them with my new favorite art material, NeoColor II water-soluble wax pastels by Caran d’Ache.  These wonderfully pigmented art crayons transform our simple black and white transfers into electric and eclectic imagery!  We will also learn a bit about working with metal so that you may add a party hat if you wish and a bonus project features the usage of metallic leaf!  So get off that couch and engage in some art therapy for your mental blocks…I guarantee your creativity will be unblocked and flow freely during this workshop!

You will learn how to:

  • prepare wooden surfaces for usage in art projects.
  • generate image transfers using acrylic paint.
  • use different properties of NeoColor II watersoluble wax pastels to add color to your transferred images.
  • use pattern and color to accentuate your images.
  • work with metal (cutting, shaping, drilling).
  • use cold connections for adding hats to the blocks.
  • work with metallic leaf as a surface treatment.


Supply list (hover over word to activate link):  A full supply list will be provided with class registration, but I want you to know that there are a few supplies that are essential for completion of this project so that you may budget accordingly.  You will most likely already have many of these in your studio!


Would you like to see what manner of art you will be creating?  Check out the video below…



“…was one of the best classes I ever participated in!  Being a teacher myself, I know the work and time it takes to create such a great class!  I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much..I would highly recommend it to anyone!”

“Stephanie, I am in two of your online workshops at once.  I would be in three if I had remembered to register for your encaustics workshop!”

“Stephanie is very creative…she shares her artistic “secrets” from mistakes made to materials suggestions and uses.”

“Loving this class and having a ball!”

“Stephanie is very organized and her pacing of class and teaching style are just wonderful…”

“Stephanie, I spent the evening with you tonight.  Enjoyed the whole class.  I need to gather stuff and get some copies made so I can play.  Loved the class!  Can’t wait to play!!!!”


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You will receive a confirmation email after payment with more information on the workshop!

Hope to see you in the classroom!

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