Classes, Workshops & Events

Are you looking to expand your artistic knowledge or niche?  Do you feel stuck in a creative rut or just feel limited in your knowledge of mediums and process? Is there artwork you have made that you would like to add encaustic to? It is common for all of us to find ourselves limited in our pursuits or unsure of how to begin working with new mediums. By deepening our knowledge of old concepts or taking on brand new information we can shift our perspective and move to a new level of creativity. I am excited to now offer both private encaustic and mixed media classes direct from my studio. In these workshops you will have the opportunity to explore a mixture of dynamic mediums and processes whether you are an advanced artist or just beginning your exploration. 

To discuss private classes out of my studio, please email me directly at

Upcoming Events:

MARCH, 2022

Collage Circus Party

Thursday March 3rd, 2022

Location: 2820 E. 17th Ave, Denver CO  80206

Do you love collage, want more creativity in you life or just love hanging out in an artist's studio?  Join Michael Dowling and me for a fun night of mixed media and collage.  If you love what you create, Michael and / or I will paint your collage concept in oil on panel as we love to see what inspiration brings.  We are extending this offer as part of our painting clubs so each painting will be $360 a piece.  The event is free and open to the public and kid friendly! Wine and beer will be served.

New Class! March, 2022

Exploring Traditions with New Media

A Class in Collage and Painting

Join Michael Dowling and Annie Decamp for four evenings in March and dive into an exploration of traditional painting and mixed media.  This includes collage as an artform or used as a tool for painting inspiration, charcoal drawing and encaustic.

Four Wednesdays in March

March 9th, 6-9 pm

March 16th, 6-9 pm

March 23rd, 6-9 pm

March 30th, 6-9 pm


At our studios - 2820 E 17th Ave, Denver (By City Park and East High School)

(Street parking in front of the building is available.)


Michael Dowling is a Denver-based artist and has taught traditional painting and drawing for over a decade, including at the Art Student’s League Denver where he regularly teaches a Drawing as Art Practice course. Michael’s work has been characterized as a combination of traditional practices in realism and his explorations of mark, pattern, and color to disrupt that reality. In many compositions, figures presented as portrait, morph into their surreal self, and lone objects tell stories through their subtle positioning. These objects and characters sit in bizarre spaces with intentionally disrupted atmospheres in order to find further meaning within the imagery.

 Annie Decamp is also Denver-based and began mixed media painting and digital art after a 15-year career as a jewelry designer.  She has taught courses in mixed media and has drawn particular attention from artists looking to learn the art of encaustic painting. Annie’s work is an odd and successful combination of digitally manipulated found imagery, traditional oil painting and encaustic. The mix of the approaches allows her to be very adventurous in exploring images as stories and allows for abstracted moments to become part of the conversation within the work.

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