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online studio workshop

"Floral Expressions In Wax"


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Floral Expressions In Wax

New Online Studio Workshop!

workshop description: 

I absolutely love using molten wax as my painting medium and I cannot wait to share my step-by-step techniques for creating gorgeous Floral Expressions In Wax. Get ready to come and unleash your creativity and learn with me as I guide you in the creation of your own floral masterpieces.

Floral Expressions In Wax is filled with wonderful floral inspiration, close to eight hours of video, and downloadable resources to take you on a fabulous adventure through painting beautiful florals in wax. We’ll discover new substrates as well as how to create fabulous backgrounds for our floral beauties.

Over the last seven years, I’ve immersed myself in painting gorgeous florals in wax and several of my wax florals were exhibited at a solo exhibition at The Morris Museum in 2017. Whether I am painting in encaustic wax, alcohol inks, or other mediums such as acrylics and oils, I’ve always had a soft spot for florals. The more expressive, the better!

Imagine yourself sitting side-by-side with me.

My online classes allow my students to feel like I am right there working through each step of the process. Very "unscripted" and real, my online classes are a combination of me talking and explaining the process as well as many video demonstrations. 

In Floral Expressions In Wax, I will walk you through key fundamental elements in thinking about working with wax. I will share my favorite heating tools and substrates and we’ll learn how to create beautiful shapes with heating tools, how to make perfect stems and leaves, and I’ll provide you with downloadable resources to set you on a strong foundation for the next steps of your learning adventure.  

And, the added bonus in all of my classes, is my involvement in my loving Facebook Learning Community. Whether it is popping in the group from Monday through Friday for some artistic inspiration or surprise videos or provide specific feedback to students, I am always there and super responsive to all of my students.

As always, my classes are about joyfully discovering your own unique voice. No two paintings will be alike and from the beginning, your style will brilliantly shine through each of your paintings.

all skill levels welcome

Dr. Alexis Bonavitacola

Dr. Alexis Bonavitacola

Join me as we create beautiful flowers together in Floral Expressions In Wax.

Supply List Will Be Available Upon Registration


What My Students Say…

“Alexis is the best teacher I have ever had, bar none!

She is genuine in her approach, passionate, devoted to her students, and has a personalized style of communicating that is encouraging and supportive. A genuine delight!”


Frequently Asked Questions

When does class start?

When you join, you will have access to my warm Welcome Video, your supply list, and the opportunity to immediately join our loving Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes Facebook Learning Community. Joining two weeks early will give you an opportunity to purchase any supplies you may need.

On Tuesday, August 6th, all lessons will be released and you can go at your own pace.

How long will I be able to enjoy Floral Expressions In Wax?

As with all of my Online Studio Workshops/e-courses, you have LIFETIME ACCESS.

Do I need to purchase all of the supplies?

Not at all! You will need some essentials, such as wax, heating tools, and substrates, but if you already have these supplies available, no need to order anything else. Watch the videos and see if you really feel you need to make additional purchases of supplies.

Are you available for support and guidance?

My Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes Facebook group is full of constant encouragement, inspiration, motivation, and support. I am deeply committed to the growth of each and every student in my classes.

Here's What You'll Learn & Explore:

  • The various types of wax that I love to use in painting with wax as well as my favorite surfaces for wax.
  • Learn all of the supplies, heating tools, safety, cleaning your tools, and information on sealing your wax art.
  • The various types of wax that I love to use in painting with wax as well as my favorite surfaces for wax.
  • Learn about how to make beautiful color studies to create gorgeous palettes of expressive florals.
  • How to create the just-right stems and leaves for your gorgeous florals.
  • Where and how to find inspiration for your Floral Expressions In Wax.
  • Demonstrations of each heating tool and the floral shapes they create.
  • How to create beautiful peonies, hydrangeas, gladiolus, poppies, daisies, roses, tulips, and stunning expressive floral arrrangements.
  • How to create beautiful expressive roses in a vase (one of my all-time fan favorites).
  • A focus on composition and way this is important for our floral art.
  • Thinking about color and color combinations and keeping our pieces fresh and vibrant.
  • You'll learn about Encaustic Gesso and how to tint to make different colored backgrounds for your wax paintings.
  • How to use reference photos to trace your florals to build confidence in painting with wax.
  • Learn about sealing and how to frame your gorgeous art as well as where to have products and canvases made.
  • And......more - surprises in store for you!

Start Your Journey with Floral Expressions In Wax:


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A Warm Welcome

Hi there! I’m Alexis Bonavitacola.

I'm an artist, teacher, entrepreneur, and passionate human being  dedicated to leading a purposeful life. I specialize in abstract art, especially the energy, motion, and flow of alcohol inks. I have 23 years as an educator, hold a Ph.D in education, love teaching students of all levels, and taking my art to new levels. I believe in the value of sharing our talents and giving back to inspire others to grow. I look forward to being your instructor and sharing in your artistic journey.

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