Studio Guidelines

All Students have the option of virtual or studio classes.
Students, and I must wear a mask in the building unless all students are fully vaccinated and agree on going maskless.
Students and I must hand santitize before and after class.
All tools, materials and tables will be sanitized with bleach between classes.  The studio is equipped with a HEPA air purifier, which runs at all times.

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Tuesdays 10:00-11:30   Cost per class:  $35.00    $25.00 Studio material fee

This is an ongoing class.  Students can register anytime throughout the year and come once or for years!

This engaging, fun and educational class is open to adults of all skill levels.  This is a no stress class which focuses on individual interests, i.e. drawing, painting, encaustic, collage, printmaking etc.  Techniques are taught throughout the process by a professional artist and teacher of 30 years.  For the most part students work individually although at times the group works jointly learning a certain medium or technique.

Along with guidance and suggestions you will learn how to work independantly and become more confident about your skills.  I guarantee you will bring home work you are proud of!  This class is ongoing, students can register anytime and for as long as they wish.

Attendance and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period.

Regular attendance is expected. Please provide at least a 24 hour notice through email or text prior to class if you or your child will be absent. If I am not contacted within that time frame, you will be charged regardless. If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, we can reschedule or you can deduct that amount from the following month fee. Payment options include chase quickpay/zelle, venmo, check (made to Sandra Dawson), or cash.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.




“I can’t recommend classes with Sandy enough! Her Encaustic class has easily made Wednesdays my favorite day of the week. It’s funny that I was worried I’d be intimidated by her tremendous talent, but I wound up finding the exact opposite. Sandy is so supportive and encouraging (no matter what the level of her students), and she creates a great environment of playfulness and experimentation. I encourage anyone looking to rekindle that creative spark to try one of her classes.”


“ This was a great first encounter with encaustic mixed media and at SD Studios. It was a great experience and I will definitely return. I encourage anyone who is considering taking a class to do so. Sandra provides the supplies and the environment is comfortable. You work at your own pace. ”

— stephanie

“ Great, I recommend it for new and experienced and I between artists! ”

— Barbara P

“Sandy is great with all skill levels and interests. My daughter learned to paint through private lessons and I have loved learning new skills like encaustic and mixed media art. We both look forward to what each new lesson brings!”


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