Artistic expression is an important part of our lives. Depending on your needs, we will show you how to incorporate encaustics into your current art practice or how to begin working with the medium.

The Crow’s Nest is home to encaustic and mixed media artist Megan MacDonald. Originally, Megan worked primarily in acrylic and mixed media. However, once she began to explore encaustics and discovered the versatility of this ancient art form, she was hooked;

“The possibilities that encaustics offer seem unlimited and the depth that can be created with encaustics is unique. It provides the ability to build up texture and the surface of the work and then scrape back, carve in and fuse. Building up and breaking down, constantly adjusting. Encaustic is so tactile, I love the myriad of possibilities the medium offers. I feel it encourages everyone to explore and discover their own unique voice. The studio enables me to share my passion for painting in encaustic and various approaches to working in the medium.”

Here is what students have said about us...

“The instruction couldn’t be better. Knowledgeable, generous with information, skilled, enthusiastic and just generally fabulous.”
- M.M.P.

“Great classes, professional, talented instructor, fantastic atmosphere."
- T.H.

"5 stars"
- S.J.

"My favourite place in the whole wide world."
- J.P.

Have a look through the workshops and classes we offer - there's something for everyone here.