Pause is a unique experience that encourages you to pause in nature. Learn to engage all your senses and embrace the beauty of nature. Culminating in bringing that beauty into a piece of art that you created under the guidance of an experienced encaustic artist.

The basis of this experience connects you to the healing powers of nature. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of shin-rin yoku or more commonly referred to as forest bathing, you’ll be led on a meditative nature walk by a local herbalist.

During this meditative walk, your guide will help you to connect to nature, identifying local plants, and teaching you about their medicinal and healing properties. The idea is that you will feel a sense of calm and clarity that will inspire a piece of art that you create yourself.

After your nature walk, you will then return to Melt studio, where you will compose a collage encaustic painting. Guided by an experienced encaustic artist, you will create an original art piece using items that you collected during your walk, along with some additional pieces if you choose that will be provided.


Open May- November

Selected Weekends
or by Appointment
10am - 1pm

Keep an eye out for scheduled weekend dates in Spring & Fall. Weekday or Summer (July- August) weekend groups can be accommodated by request. Spaces are very limited, a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 6 participants.


Per Adult

This experience includes

  • Personal introduction to local plants by knowledgeable herbalists
  • Exclusive, hands-on, studio time with an award winning encaustic artist
  • Unique setting at historic Loch Sloy / Camp Picton
  • Your own encaustic piece to take home
  • Herbal tea and light snack