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Encaustic Classes

It has been a couple of years since I have taught Encaustic Classes and I have had numerous requests to hold another class. As we prepare to move north, closer to our grandchildren, time is running out to offer a class here in Southern Alberta.  If you have wanted to learn about this ancient art form or took one of my earlier classes and want to brush up on your skills, I will be offering an Introductory class followed by an intermediate class in the new year that will expand on techniques that encaustic has to offer.

Most supplies are included; students will be asked to bring a few personal supplies. ** 

All classes will be held at Taber Arts and Crafts Centre, 4830B 50Ave Taber, AB

Playing with Hot Wax

An Introduction to Encaustic Painting

 (click here for a poster with details)

Friday Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 and

Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30-4:00

In this Introductory class we will explore the basics of encaustic painting.

  • Health and safety

  • Encaustic substrates and how to prepare the surface and edges for working

  • Learning how to fuse and build up base layers of wax

  • Composition and Planning

  • Beginner techniques such as inclusion, intaglio, scraping and how to make and apply encaustic paint (color). 

  • Creating texture in your work

  • Using Collage in Encaustic 

  • Problems you will encounter and how to deal with them

  • We will complete a small encaustic painting

Cost: $60 plus $40 supply cost = $100 **

Playing with Hot Wax II

Intermediate Techniques

(click here for a poster with details)

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, 9:30-4:30

In this Intermediate class we will delve deeper into encaustic painting.

  • Brief review of beginner techniques

  • Composition and Planning

  • Creating different types of texture to achieve different looks 

  • How to include different weights of papers in the wax

  • Image Transfer, Masking, Shellac Burn, Using different types of inks in Encaustic

  • Using Collage in Encaustic 

  • Antiquing and creating unity using oil rubs, oil sticks, pastels and graphite

  • Inclusion of materials and ephemera

  • Problems you will encounter and how to deal with them

  • We will complete a small encaustic painting

Cost: $50 plus $40 supply cost = $90 ** 

How to register for all classes: simply email me at Indicate the class you wish to register for. Deposit of $50 must be paid via e-transfer to OR

through my PayPal account to hold your spot. ++

++Class policy dictates a minimum of 6 people needed to run the class. Due to the nature of the medium and electrical needs, the maximum number is 10. Should there be more than the maximum register, your  name will be added to a wait list.  Refund policy requires 7 days notice to receive a full refund of the deposit.  Full payment for the class and supplies is required 7 days prior to the class. You will receive an email notification to pay in full. 

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