Top-down view of pots of encaustic paint with brushes resting on top of the metal pots.

Fiery Brushes: Exploring Encaustic Painting – May 2024

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May 12 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Top-down view of pots of encaustic paint with brushes resting on top of the metal pots.

Dive into the captivating world of encaustic artistry with our “Art of Fusion” workshop—a three-hour introduction to the ancient and versatile medium of encaustic painting. Led by experienced encaustic artists, this hands-on workshop is designed for both beginners and those looking to deepen their understanding of this unique and dynamic art form.

Workshop Highlights:

  1. History and Basics of Encaustic:
    Uncover the rich history of encaustic art.Learn about the materials used in encaustic painting and their unique properties.
  2. Safety and Studio Setup:
    Gain essential knowledge about working safely with encaustic materials.Set up your personal encaustic studio space for optimal creativity.
  3. Tools and Techniques:
    Explore the array of tools used in encaustic painting, from brushes to hotplates.
    Learn fundamental techniques, including layering, fusing, and creating texture.
  4. Creating Your First Encaustic Piece:
    Receive hands-on guidance in building layers and textures on a prepared surface.
    Experiment with colour mixing and blending using molten wax.
  5. Safety Tips and Q&A Session:
    Review safety protocols for handling encaustic materials.
    Engage in a Q&A session to address any questions or concerns.


  • Duration: Three-hour workshop
  • Date and Time: May 12, 2024
  • Materials: All necessary encaustic materials provided, including wax, pigments, brushes, and surfaces.

“Fiery Brushes: Exploring Encaustic Painting” is your gateway to the mesmerizing world of encaustic painting. Whether you’re a novice or an art enthusiast, this workshop offers a welcoming space to explore the endless possibilities of molten wax and pigments. Join us for a transformative journey into the vibrant and tactile realm of encaustic artistry.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today and unlock the secrets of encaustic painting in a supportive and creative environment!


May 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5 Canada
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