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1-Day Encaustic Retreat

Indulge in a full day deep-dive into the ancient art of encaustic painting.  “Painting with Fire” with a group of spirited creatives is a unique experience that I'm thrilled to share with this small group. Opt to begin your day with light yoga/stretching in nature. Learn my personal painting techniques and secrets during in-depth demos. If desired, my Soup-to-Nuts education and supply list sheet will allow you to begin your encaustic practice on your own! One-on-one instruction and free-paint-time result in luminous works in glorious hues and textures. Enjoy poolside treats while dipping toes in the water. Conclude your day fireside with a toast to new friends and our signature closing experience.

“I’ve carefully curated this day to embody exactly what I’d personally like to receive as a gift to myself. The gift of art and soul nourishment.” 

Register to secure your spot as space is limited to 8 guests.  Call Penny with any questions.

Friday, June 14, 9am -5:30pm

$385 per guest

Bring a friend and each receive a Penny Treese signed + matted, archival fine art print

Min 5 - Max 8 students. 9am -5:30pm


9am: Optional easy yoga/stretching poolside and meet-n-greet. Coffee/tea light bites on the patio

10am-12:30pm: Encaustic demonstrations. Review of materials, safety, mixing hues + techniques. Free paint time

12:30-1:30pm: Poolside lunch, libations + mock-tails. Share your experience + experiments with group - optional

1:30-4:30pm: Additional demos + free-paint or guided instruction. Finalize art pieces + package safely for travel

4:30-5:30pm: Gather and restore poolside + fireside. Signature closing + goodbyes and info on future retreats with return student offerings


"Art is whatever you love doing. Purity.
Stop being you and become the thing you’re doing."

Midnight Library

REFUNDS: Please review certain limitations on refunds that are based on how much advance notice is received.

  • 30+ Days In Advance:
    Complete refunds available, less our 3% credit card merchant fees.

  • Less Than 30 Days in Advance:
    Refunds or credits not allowed, Guests are allowed to transfer or sell their ticket to someone else. Contact Penny if you’d like to see if there is a wait list on your registered session.

Even if canceling due to illness, refunds are not possible under 30 days, as I will have purchased extensive supplies & refreshments.


At this time we do not offer deposits. If you are interested in attending a workshop or class, we require full payment to reserve your spot. If the class is scheduled so far out in advance that you are unsure of your availability, we recommend you review our refund policy that allows for full refunds based on how much advance notice you provide, and purchase a ticket if you are comfortable doing so. 

  • If a minimum capacity isn’t met or any issues arise with the scheduled class, we reschedule or cancel the class. All currently guests will have the option to move to another class of a similar type or stay enrolled in the class when it starts at its new date. If neither option works, the student will be refunded their fee for the class.

Contact Penny with questions about refund policy and details pertaining to the retreat. 

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