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ENCAUSTIC - THE BEGINNINGS
An introduction to the encaustic process
In 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.
September 29th & 30th
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
West Coast Nest
Build your own beautiful encaustic nest painting.
All skill levels are welcome to come and create in this one day workshop.
After a brief discussion on encaustics, you will be guided through the process of building your own beautiful encaustic nest painting. Together we will begin by creating a lush wax background and then spend the afternoon having fun further exploring a variety of encaustic mark making techniques, building up layers of encaustic paint, creating depth and structure around the eggs nestled in your nest.
You will finish your piece by hand rubbing additional colours into the textured surface and further embellishing with a hint of gold or copper powder.
All supplies are included.
1 day workshop
9:30am - 4:30pm
floral still life
Create a floral painting with encaustics
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.
Limited space available
3 or 2 day workshop
$450.00 or $350.00
Abstract in encaustic
Explore and develop new abstract approaches
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.
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.
2 day workshop
Encaustic Open Studio
in-depth, additional time to work on your art
Open to those who are taking, or have taken, classes with us in the past. Open Studio fosters connection and learning with others taking our encaustic classes. As well, Open Studio allows for in-depth/ additional time to work on your encaustic work.
The tea and coffee will be on!
Call the studio at 604.940.8303 to register.
10:00 - 2:00pm
10:00 - 2:00pm
10:00 - 2:00pm
encaustic paint Workshop
Create your own custom-colour encaustic paints.
One day workshop.
Encaustic Burn Exploration
Burn, baby burn…explorE a variety of encaustic burn techniques.
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. 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, wood glue burns, encaustic accretion and shellac techniques.
2 day workshop.
Give the gift of art!
Upon registration, participants agree to the following terms:
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.
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.
Missed classes are non-refundable and non transferable.
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.
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.
For more information about our cancellation policy, please get in contact with us - email us here.