Encaustic Workshops

In Goderich, Ontario

October – December 2019

Join me for a workshop at my backyard studio in Goderich, Ontario.

I love to teach encaustic painting, a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. It has been my medium of choice for the past eleven years.

 It is such a generous medium….exciting discoveries emerge in the process.

encaustic griddle palette
Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. Colours are melted in tins on an electric griddle.

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

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

I invite you to choose from the scheduled offerings below or contact me to arrange a workshop for your group of  2 or 3-4. Prices vary slightly depending on numbers.

Email me: linda.wiebe.art@gmail.com to schedule a time/date. See the calendar below for possible dates.

An encaustic student having fun while learning.
Encaustic workshops are a joyful experience!!

Open Studio

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

Feel free to let me know about something you have seen that you would like to explore as a demonstration at the beginning of our session. Otherwise, I will be present to answer questions and offer input.

I have boards for painting available in smaller sizes. For each session, the first two are free and then $3-5 per board depending on shape and size. Feel free to bring your own if you like.

These sessions are scheduled for the third Saturday (or Sunday) of the month.

New dates for 2020 are:

Saturday, January 18, Sunday, February 16 (date change) and Saturday, March 14, April 18 and May 16.

1:30-4:30pm

Fee: $45

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Beginner Encaustic

This workshop offers you the basic information to get started with encaustic paint and 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.

Saturday, January 25th, February 22nd, March 21st.

1:30-4:30pm

Fee:

3-4 people  – $75 each

Encaustic Hearts and Stars

Scheduled ahead of Valentine’s Day, 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!.

Saturday, February 8th

2 to 4pm

Fee:

3-4 people  – $55 each

Includes all materials – you will make up to 5 hearts or stars depending on how you enjoy working.

Out Back Display, an example of a small painting 4″ wide by 3″ tall, by Linda Wiebe

Go with the Flow: Encaustic Sampler

This is a shorter two hour class that lets you get a taste of encaustic painting. You will learn basic techniques to get you started and create a small series of smaller paintings or perhaps one piece but something larger. You decide.

Saturday, March 7th

2-4pm

$55 per person

Schedule a Workshop for a Group

Contact me if you would like to arrange a special time for a workshop of your choice for 4 people at my studio. Choose from workshops described below:

Go with the Flow: Encaustic Sampler

This 2 hour workshop offers the opportunity to explore encaustic and enjoy the process of painting and melting wax by fusing, scoring and creating texture with wax.

2-4pm

3-4 people  – $55 each

2 people  – $65 each

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:

3-4 people  – $55 each

2 people  – $65 each

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

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.

1:30-4:30pm

Fee:

3-4 people  – $75 each

2 people  – $85 each

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.

10am- 4pm

Fee:

3-4 people  – $125 each

2 people  – $150 each

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

Open Studio

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

Feel free to let me know about something you have seen that you would like to explore in this mini session. Otherwise, I will be present to answer questions and offer input.

I have some boards for painting available in smaller sizes.

1:30-4:30pm

Fee:

3-4 people – $45 each

2 people  – $55 each

Or a book full day in my studio.

10am-4pm  

3-4 people  – $75 each

2 people  – $95 each

 

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