I offer private instruction out of my studio in Westbrook, Maine, where you will have access to a 16” x 16” R&F heated palette, an R&F adjustable heat gun, an Iwatani butane torch, a professional grade ventilation system, and a wide range of tools, brushes, and supplies. I provide the full range of R&F encaustic paint colors, as well as R&F Pigment Sticks, encaustic medium, blending medium, and gesso.

Private instruction is a great way to get focused instruction on the areas you need assistance with as an artist. It can be customized to support any level of ability and to cover a wide range of subjects, including photographing work, building layers and translucency, working large, collage, working with metal, designing a website, and more.

My studio is located on the 4th floor of the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook, Maine. Private instruction is $100/ hr and includes all materials, except panels. Email me for more information:

“Just wanted to circle back again to tell you how much I enjoyed your workshop this past weekend. You are a talented teacher with a generosity of spirit I truly appreciate. One example of your fine teaching is the level of attention you gave to every question asked. it is a special quality to fully focus in the moment and with the person in front of you. I felt that level of attention with your teaching. Must be the yoga…I will keep an eye out for future classes and look forward to the gift of your teaching again soon. You feel like a wonderful guide on my journey to finding my authentic artistic expression. Thank you again!

-Doris Roach, Newburyport, MA

“The wonderful experience I had working in your studio set a great tone for the rest of the week.  I truly loved it!”

-Karen Sikorsky, Kittery, ME


‘Taking a private class with Dietlind is a fabulous way to learn the basics of encaustic and take your art to the next level. Her studio is beautiful and she is a great and patient teacher. Highly recommend doing private lessons with Dietlind to anyone deepening their art, whether new to encaustic or a veteran. We’re ready to do one every year!!!

-Susan Rockefeller and Sydney Davis, Portland, ME

“My multi-day private instruction with Dietlind was an extraordinary growth experience. She helped me to refine my creative voice, improve my encaustic skills, and dig more deeply into my creative process. She tailored the sessions to meet my individual goals. Her insight and calm presence really helped me to grow as an artist and a person.”

-Tracy, Brooklyn, NY