Mastering Encaustics: A Full-Day Exploration of Mark Making and Advanced Techniques – April 2024

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April 16 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Elevate your encaustic skills and explore the intricate world of mark making, PanPastels, pigment sticks, and stylus techniques with our “Mastering Encaustics” Intermediate Workshop. This immersive full-day experience is tailored for artists with a foundational understanding of encaustics, offering a deep dive into advanced methods and creative applications of molten wax. Led by a skilled encaustic artist, this workshop promises a day of inspiration, experimentation, and artistic growth.

Workshop Highlights:

  1. Morning Session – Advanced Mark Making Techniques:
    Delve into the art of mark making with specialized tools and techniques.Learn how to create expressive and intricate marks that add depth and character to your encaustic pieces.
  2. Morning Session – PanPastels and Layered Pigments:
    Explore the vibrant world of PanPastels and their unique application in encaustic art.Learn techniques for layering pigments to achieve subtle transitions and atmospheric effects.
  3. Afternoon Session – Pigment Stick Mastery:
    Dive into the versatility of pigment sticks in encaustic painting.Experiment with layering, blending, and creating texture using these dynamic tools.
  4. Afternoon Session – Stylus Techniques and Precision Detailing:
    Unlock the potential of the stylus for intricate detailing in encaustic art.Learn how to use the stylus to create fine lines, textures, and precise accents in your work.
  5. Closing Session – Group Critique and Discussion:
    Participate in a supportive group critique to share insights and experiences.Discuss challenges, breakthroughs, and newfound techniques with fellow artists.


  • Duration: Full-day workshop (Approximately 6 hours with breaks)
  • Date and Time: April 16, 2024 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Materials: All necessary intermediate-level encaustic materials provided, including specialized tools, panpastels, pigment sticks, substrates, and mixed media elements.

Prerequisites: Participants should have basic encaustic experience or have completed an introductory encaustic workshop.

Why Join:

“Mastering Encaustics” is crafted for artists ready to delve deep into advanced techniques, including mark making, panpastels, pigment sticks, and stylus applications. Immerse yourself in a day of exploration, experimentation, and personalized project development, all within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Limited spots are available, so secure your place now for a day of encaustic mastery and artistic evolution!

See our Registration and Cancellation Policy.


April 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5 Canada
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