Workshops


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ENCAUSTIC - the Beginnings and beyond

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ENCAUSTIC PROCESS

CURRENT DATES:

February 22nd & 23rd, 2020
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
10:00AM – 4:00PM

During this two day encaustic workshop you will be introduced to the encaustic process and the myriad of possibilities it holds, explore some of my favorite techniques and learn ways to incorporate these encaustic techniques into your work. You will be shown how to incorporate found and personal images into your work through collage and how to enhance your work with image transfer. Creating sumptuous surfaces and texture, exploring mark-making techniques, wax application, incising and inlaying. Encaustics will open up new avenues for exploring and developing new approaches to your work. Explore color and creating depth through use of pigmented wax, glazing techniques, tar paint and metallics and leaf.

We will also discuss ways that you can begin to incorporate encaustics into your work and studio. During the workshop we will discuss studio set up, tools of the trade and studio safety.

The possibilities are endless. Participants are encouraged to bring ephemera, old and handmade papers, and copies of photos, old and new to personalize their work. Suggestion list will be sent upon registration including recommendations of additional items you may want to have on hand for the class.

2 day workshop.
$375.00


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Heart of my Heart

CREATE AN ENCAUSTIC HEART PANEL USING BEESWAX MEDIUM, encaustic paint, PIGMENT STICKS AND P0wdered pigments

CURRENT DATES:

November 23rd, 2019
SAturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

february 8TH, 2020
Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM

 Participants will explore a variety of encaustic techniques to create a unique personalized panel. Once the encaustic medium is applied to the board, colour will be deepened by adding additional layers to create depth and interest. Panel will be incised and enhanced and finished with pigment stick and metallic powders. Sound overwhelming? Don’t fret. We will walk you through it step by step.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced artists.

All supplies included

1 day workshop
$250.00

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Abstract workshop

CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

CURRENT DATES:

MArch 14th & 15th, 2020
SAturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

open studio (optional)
MArch 13th, friday
12:00 - 3:00pm

 In this workshop you will create sumptuous surfaces and texture, including visual and physical texture, explore mark-making techniques, wax applications, incising and inlaying. Explore color and creating depth through use of pigmented wax, glazing techniques, tar paint and metallics and leaf. Encaustics will open up a new venue for exploring and developing new approaches to your work and working larger.

Participants are encouraged to bring mark-making tools, ephemera, and old and handmade papers to incorporate into your work.

A suggestion list will be sent upon registration including recommendations of additional items you may want to have on hand for the class.

Suitable for all levels,some experience with encaustic is recommended.

2 day workshop
$375.00

Worried that you won’t have time to prepare your boards or need a little refresher time to play in the studio prior to class? There is Open Studio time available on Friday prior to class.
Register separately for studio time.

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Birch Tree Workshop

CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND BIRCH TREE ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

CURRENT DATES:

April 24th & 25th, 2020
Saturday & SUNDAY
10:00AM - 4:00PM

OPEN STUDIO (OPTIONAL)
FRIDAY April 24th
12:00PM - 3:00PM

In this 2 day workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind birch tree encaustic painting. We will begin the first day working directly on our boards and then begin the process of building up layers of wax and pigmented wax to create depth and texture. On the second day we will continue to work in wax and then fine-tune our design and create further detail. Some of the techniques we will be covering include; glazing, painting and colour mixing, graffito, accretion, working with oil paints and pigment sticks.

2 day workshop.
$375.00

Worried that you won’t have time to prepare your boards or need a little refresher time to play in the studio prior to class? There is Open Studio time available on Friday prior to class.
Register separately for studio time.

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ENCAUSTIC - Floral

CREATE A FLORAL PAINTING WITH ENCAUSTICS

CURRENT DATES:

April 18th & 19th, 2019
SAturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

(OPTIONAL)
OPEN STUDIO
FRIDAY April 17th
12:00PM - 3:00PM

(optional)
Learn to Create Encaustic paints
Thurday April 16th
10:00am - 2:00pm

Working in encaustics, we will create a floral painting from a still life in the studio. Participants will learn to work in the moment, ways to capture light, create depth and to translate the flowers onto the surface. Each piece will be as unique as its creator.

Suitable for those with some encaustic experience. Students will bring their own supplies and boards. It is recommended you come to the first day with your surface primed

Suitable for those with some encaustic experience. Students will bring their own supplies and boards. It is recommended you come to the first day with your surface primed and waxed. Worried that you won’t have time to prepare your boards or need a little refresher time to play in the studio prior to class? There is Open Studio time available on Friday prior to class.
Please register separately for studio time.

2 day workshop
$375.00

Worried that you won’t have time to prepare your boards or need a little refresher time to play in the studio prior to class? There is Open Studio time available on Friday prior to class.
Register separately for studio time.

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ENCAUSTIC BURN EXPLORATION

BURN, BABY BURN…EXPLORE A VARIETY OF ENCAUSTIC BURN TECHNIQUES.

CURRENT DATES:

JUne 13th & June 14th
saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

OPEN STUDIO (OPTIONAL)
FRIDAY june 12th
12:00PM - 3:00PM

On the first day we will explore techniques on smaller boards and on the second day, we will create a larger piece using techniques covered on the first day. Burns can be the main focus of a piece or they can be an exciting element of your art work. Encaustic shellac burns can be used to create significant drama in your work. Some of the techniques we will be covering include: use of shellacs, various ways of pigmenting shellac, wet and dry burns, wood burns, encaustic accretion and shellac techniques.

2 day workshop.
$375.00

Worried that you won’t have time to prepare your boards or need a little refresher time to play in the studio prior to class? There is Open Studio time available on Friday prior to class.
Register separately for studio time.

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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of art!


Terms

Upon registration, participants agree to the following terms:

Registration:

Our classes often sell out. Consequently registration is only confirmed upon payment in full and not through email correspondence or other communications with our studio.

Cancellation:

30 days prior to the start of a class, a refund of 100% of the total amount will be refunded, less a $50 admin fee.
15 days prior to the start of a class, a refund of 50% of the total amount will be refunded, less a $50 admin fee.
No refund will be offered 14 days prior to the class start date.

If a workshop is cancelled for any reason by The Crow’s Nest Art Studio a full refund or alternative date will be offered. The Crow’s Nest Art Studio is not responsible for any travel related fees or expenses if your workshop is cancelled.

Attendance:

Missed classes are non-refundable and non transferable.

Liability:

Participants hold The Crow’s Nest Art Studio and owner Megan MacDonald free from any liability in the event of loss or accidental injury. Participants, on behalf of himself or herself, and all agents, employees, assignees, administrators, or executors, hereby releases, discharges, and waives all claims of liability against The Crow’s Nest Art Studio, owner Megan MacDonald or her employees for any injuries, damages, or loss of any kind that might be sustained while participating in Workshops, Classes, or for any health condition, new or pre-existing, that might develop or be affected or aggravated as a result of participation.

Privacy:

We respect your privacy and never share your personal information with third parties. We reserve the right to photograph students, projects and events for use on our website and social media accounts. Please let us know if you do not want yourself or your work photographed.

Questions?

For more information about our cancellation policy, please get in contact with us - email us here.