I offer private instruction out of my studio in Portland, 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 workshops are a great way to get focused instruction on the areas you need assistance with as an artist. They 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 5th floor of the State Theatre building in downtown Portland, Maine. There are plenty of great options for lunch nearby and I can assist with locating overnight accommodations. Private instruction is $80/ hr for an individual and includes all materials, except panels. Email me for more information:

‘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


“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

“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