Art Supplies & Workshops in Owen Sound

Upwards Art Studio, Owen Sound, Ontario

Upwards Art Studio combines art supply retail with workshops. We carry a wide variety of art supplies including a huge range of encaustic painting materials. We also have supplies for acrylic, oil, watercolour, and gouache painting. We have a large selection of drawing, collage, and printing supplies. We carry brands such as R&F, Enkaustikos, Kama, Speedball, Cranfield, Sculpey, Golden, Liquitex, Crayola, Derwent, QoR, Beam, and Gamblin. We offer many art workshops including topics such as encaustic, collage, and mixed media. We are located in the heart of the River District in downtown Owen Sound.

We are excited to announce Amelia’s newest exhibit: Beyond the Waves: Art Inspired by Lake Huron. This exhibit runs from July 1 – 31, 2024 at Southampton Arts. A meet the artist event takes place Saturday July 6 from 1:30 – 3:30pm. We hope to see you there!

We are honoured to have been awarded the Best New Business of the Year 2023 by the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce!

We are on the organizing committee for the Owen Sound Community Studio Tour and the Urban Easel project. To find out more visit:

We are also on the organizing committee for the Canadian Encaustic Conference taking place in Owen Sound in 2025! To find out more visit:

Amelia Kraemer is sitting at a table holding vintage collage material. She is looking off to the right and laughing.

About Upwards Art Studio,
Owen Sound, Ontario

Owner, Amelia Kraemer, has been a practicing encaustic artist for more than 10 years. Upwards Art Studio started as a shared teaching studio in the Elora Centre for the Arts. Due to COVID-19, it became very apparent that Amelia’s studio needed to be closer to her home in Owen Sound so, she started looking for a new location. She found a store located in the River District of downtown Owen Sound

Amelia knows how hard it can be to find encaustic supplies in Ontario and also how hard it is to find any art materials in Owen Sound. Many area artists echo her need. Finding someone who has experience with the materials and can speak to their quality and use is really lacking in the area box stores. Plus combining art supply retail with workshops is game-changing. The supplies are right there to test out!