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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

Current Dates:

9:00am - 4:00pm


Abstract workshop


 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

Current Dates: New Date

March 23rd & 24th -
Saturday & sunday
10:00 - 4:00p

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Heart of my Heart


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




Encaustic Open Studio

in-depth, additional time to work on your art


March 9th, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM

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.




encaustic paint Workshop

Create your own custom-colour encaustic paints.

One day workshop.



Current Dates:

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Encaustic Wax & Image

photo encaustic, drawing and mark making using the encaustic process.



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.

Wax & Image

Gift Certificates

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.