Encaustic Texture Techniques, Saturday October 21/2017, Meta4 gallery, Port Perry, Ontario

In this workshop you will learn how to create a variety of textured surface to enrich your encaustic pieces. Texture is created with an assortment of tools, materials and techniques. We will also cover the basics of working with encaustic. Beginners and intermediate encaustic painters welcome. You'll experiment with several pieces.

Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link) for more information.


Encaustic Transfer Techniques, Sunday October 22/2017, 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 use various types of transfer papers. Creating a smooth surface is a slightly more advanced technique so some previous experience of working with encaustic is recommended.

Contact: Meta4 Gallery (link) for more information.

 


Encaustic Workshop, SAturday October 28/2017, A Gift of art, 187 King Ave, Downtown Newcastle, Ontario

Encaustic painting uses hot wax and colour to create luscious, luminous and textural art. In this workshop you will learn the basics of applying encaustic wax as well as a variety of techniques that include: colouring wax, creating texture, collage, incising. You'll explore these techniques by using an assortment of brushes, materials and tools. All materials, tools and equipment are provided - no need to bring anything except your imagination.

Contact: A Gift of Art (link)


watercolour batik, SAturday November 4/2017, 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. If you prefer to focus on learning just the batik technique (instead of drawing), a number of pre-drawn patterns are provided.

Contact: A Gift of Art (link)