March – June 2019

 Currently, much of my creative focus is encaustic painting, a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. It has been my medium of choice for the past ten years.

I love the colour and texture that encaustic brings to my paintings. It is a delight to teach others because it is such a generous medium….exciting discoveries emerge in the process.

Encaustic workshops are a joyful experience!!

Workshops take place at my backyard art studio in Goderich, Ontario – accessed by a flight of stairs

Classes are designed for adults but suitable for youth aged 12 and up.

Scroll down to see the workshops listed on a Google Calendar.

Email me: to register.

Inside the Tent, 5″X6″ 

Beginner Encaustic – half day

This workshop offers you the basic information to get started with encaustic paint and offers a variety of techniques to explore for the afternoon. This includes: fusing, stencilling, gouging, transfers and more. You will produce a small series of paintings.

Register for one of these Saturdays from February until June 2019:

Saturday, May 11  


Fee $75

Beginner Encaustic – full day

This workshop offers you the basic information to get started with encaustic paint with a variety of techniques to explore throughout the day. There will be two demonstration sessions, one at the beginning of class and one after lunch and will include: fusing, stencilling, gouging, transfers, embedding as well as a surface treatments to explore as you finish your paintings.  You will create a small series of paintings.

Register for one of these Saturdays from March until June 2019:

Saturday, May 4 or June 8.  

10am- 4pm

Fee $125

Bring a bag lunch and we will take a break to eat at around 12pm.

Encaustic Sampler: Whimsical Landscapes

This 2 hour workshop offers the opportunity to explore encaustic and make a variety of imaginative landscapes. This is perfect for the beginner who is not sure what to make. You will create a small series of mini landscape paintings.

Register for one of these Saturdays from March to June 2019:

Saturday, April 6 or May 25



Open Studio Plus

For those who have taken Beginner Encaustic, this is an opportunity to continue to explore the medium on your own in my studio. 

What is the plus? Each session will begin with a demonstration of a new technique. Feel free to let me know about something you have seen that you would like to explore in this mini session.

I have some boards for painting available in smaller sizes.

These sessions are scheduled for the third Saturday of the month starting in February and running until June, 2019

Dates are:  April 20 (Easter weekend), May 18 (holiday weekend), June 15 is now full


Fee: $45


Other Options

Schedule a Workshop for a Group

Contact me if you would like to arrange a special time for a workshop of your choice for 2-4 people at my studio. Choose from workshops described above or this one:

Encaustic Hearts and Stars

You will learn the basics of painting encaustic using a decorative ornament shape. This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to get a taste of encaustic painting and make gifts for your loved ones and/or yourself!.

 2 to 4pm

Fee: $55 includes all materials – you will make up to 5 stars depending on how you enjoy working.

Encaustic star with vibrant colour and texture and an incised piece of copper.