Wax and Wonder: An Intro to Encaustic Painting – Part 1 – June 2024

Home / Events / Wax and Wonder: An Intro to Encaustic Painting – Part 1 – June 2024
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

June 4 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Unlock the mesmerizing world of encaustic art with our “Wax and Wonder: An Intro to Encaustic Painting” workshop—a tailored experience crafted for beginners eager to explore the fundamental techniques of this ancient and captivating medium. Over an engaging two-hour session, participants will discover the basics of encaustic painting, from essential tools and safety guidelines to hands-on exploration of molten wax and colour. Led by an experienced encaustic artist, this workshop promises a gentle and inspiring introduction to the art of painting with wax.

Part 1: The Basics Unveiled

Introduction to Encaustics: Uncover the history and allure of encaustic painting.
Materials and Safety: Familiarize yourself with the essential tools and safety precautions.
Preparation of Substrates: Learn how to prepare surfaces for encaustic application.
Basic Techniques: Dive into foundational techniques, including carving and scraping.
Color Mixing: Experiment with colour by blending pigments into molten wax.
Creating Your First Encaustic Piece: Apply the acquired knowledge to craft a simple encaustic artwork.

This is a two part series. Sign up for one or both!


  • Duration: Two hours from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Date and Time: Tuesday June 4, 2024
  • Materials: All necessary beginner-level encaustic materials provided, including wax, pigments, brushes, substrates, and safety equipment.

Why Join:

“Wax and Wonder: An Intro to Encaustic Painting” is designed for those taking their first steps into the enchanting world of encaustic art. Over two relaxed sessions, participants will gain confidence in handling molten wax, understand essential techniques, and create their own encaustic masterpiece. No prior experience is required—just a curiosity to explore and an eagerness to unleash your creativity with wax!

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and embark on your encaustic journey with us!

See our Registration and Cancellation Policy.


June 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5 Canada
+ Google Map


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available