Encaustic Transfer Techniques, Saturday April 8/2017, Meta4 gallery, Port Perry, Ontario

In this workshop you will learn how to create a smooth surface so that you may transfer photographic images, clipart, sketches and various types of transfer papers. Beginners and intermediates are all welcome and you'll experiment with several pieces.

Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link) for more information.


Beginner Encaustic, Sunday May 14/2017, Visual Arts centre (vac), bowmanville, ontario

In this encaustic workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with wax. Encaustic means to "burn in." You'll colour, melt, paint, scrape and fuse this luscious, luminescent medium. A variety of paint colours, texture tools and collage materials enable you to explore the versatility of the encaustic process by working on several small pieces. A materials fee gives you everything you need for this workshop. Use of all supplies, painting supports, tools and equipment are included in the fee - no need to bring anything.

Contact: Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (link)


watercolour batik, thursday may 25/2017, kawartha arts network, 41 Kent Street West, 2nd floor, Lindsay, Ontario

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.

Contact: Kawartha Arts Network (link), info@kawarthaarts.ca


beginner encaustic, saturday may 27/2017, kawartha arts network, 41 Kent Street West, 2nd floor, Lindsay, Ontario

In this encaustic workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with wax. Encaustic means to "burn in." You'll colour, melt, paint, scrape and fuse this luscious, luminescent medium. A variety of paint colours, texture tools and collage materials enable you to explore the versatility of the encaustic process by working on several small pieces. A materials fee gives you everything you need for this workshop. Use of all supplies, painting supports, tools and equipment are included in the fee - no need to bring anything.

Contact: Kawartha Arts Network (link), info@kawarthaarts.ca


encaustic - You can make this, saturday, june 17/2017, Meta4 gallery, Port Perry, Ontario

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For absolute beginners or those who like a step by step approach, you will create this predesignated design - a Goldfinch. You'll learn how to prep your surface then follow my lead as I help you create this small (10 X 10")  work of art using encaustic medium (melted beeswax and damar resin). You'll also learn how to collage, stencil and colour your wax, It's fun and you'll go home with a finished work of art.

Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link)


watercolour batik, sunday, june 25/2017, Meta4 gallery, Port Perry, Ontario

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.

Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link)


watercolour batik, SAturday July 15/2017, A Gift of art, 187 King Ave, Downtown Newcastle, Ontario

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.

Contact: A Gift of Art (link)