Encaustic, saturday, JanuarY 26/2019, A Gift of art, 187 King Ave, Downtown Newcastle, Ontario

Saturday, January 26, 10am - 4pm

Luscious, luminous and textural! Encaustic painting is all of these and more. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of the encaustic process with a particular focus on . You’ll paint, fuse, layer and texture with hot wax and colour. An array of texture tools, materials and brushes will be provided, enabling you to explore intriguing ways of working with wax, on several small pieces. No experience required and no materials to bring; everything is provided.

Contact: A Gift of Art (link)

WAtercolour batik, Saturday February 16/2019, A Gift of art, 187 King Ave, Downtown Newcastle, Ontario

Saturday, February 16, 10am - 4pm

Watercolour batik combines two wonderful media - the brilliance and clarity of watercolour and the translucence of hot wax. Traditional batik is done with fabric and dye. In this workshop we use Japanese rice paper and watercolour paint. Wax is used as a resist throughout the painting process. Japanese rice paper is lightweight and highly textured. There's a degree of unpredictability, imprecision and always a moment of high anticipation as the wax is removed from the rice paper, revealing the watercolour painting beneath. Learn the process and watch the magic. A materials fee covers the wax materials, tools, equipment and rice paper. Students need to bring their watercolour paints, palette and a couple of watercolour brushes. If you prefer to focus on learning just the batik technique (instead of drawing), a number of pre-drawn patterns are provided.

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Paint this Picture - beginner Encaustic, Sunday February 24/2019, Meta4 gallery, Port Perry, Ontario

Learn the basics of encaustic painting while creating this lovely winter cardinal! This is a “follow along” workshop where you are guided through each step of the process. You'll leave with a completed painting. All materials, tools and equipment are provided - you don't need to bring a thing. This is a great way to try out a new medium.


Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link) for more information.