Waxing Artistic: Unleashing Your Creativity with Encaustic – February 2024

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February 24 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Embark on a day-long journey into the captivating world of encaustic painting with our “Waxing Artistic: Unleashing Your Creativity with Encaustic” workshop. This comprehensive and hands-on experience is designed for both beginners and art enthusiasts seeking to delve deep into the rich and versatile medium of encaustics. Guided by an experienced encaustic artist, this workshop promises a transformative day of creativity, learning, and wax-based exploration.

Workshop Highlights:

  1. Morning Session – Foundations of Encaustic Art:
    Dive into the history and origins of encaustic painting.
    Learn about the essential tools, materials, and safety protocols for working with molten wax.
  2. Morning Session – Basic Techniques and Texture Building:
    Explore fundamental encaustic techniques, including layering, fusing, and texturing.Experiment with building rich and tactile surfaces on prepared substrates.
  3. Afternoon Session – More Techniques and Mixed Media Integration:
    Take your skills to the next level with more encaustic techniques.
    Learn how to complete a successful image transfer.
    Integrate mixed media elements such as collage into your encaustic creations.
  4. Afternoon Session – Creating a Personal Masterpiece:
    Receive guidance and personalized feedback as you embark on your own encaustic masterpiece.Engage in a creative process that allows for self-expression and exploration.
  5. Closing Session – Group Critique and Q&A:
    Participate in a supportive group critique to share insights and experiences.Ask questions, seek advice, and deepen your understanding of encaustic artistry in a collaborative setting.


  • Duration: Full-day workshop (Approximately 6 hours with breaks)
  • Date and Time: February 24, 2024 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Materials: All necessary encaustic materials provided, including wax, pigments, brushes, substrates, and additional mixed media elements.

“Waxing Artistic: Unleashing Your Creativity with Encaustic” is not just a workshop; it’s a full-day artistic odyssey into the expressive possibilities of molten wax. This comprehensive experience offers the opportunity to build a solid foundation, explore advanced techniques, and create a personal masterpiece—all under the guidance of a skilled encaustic artist.

Spaces are limited for this immersive experience, so reserve your spot today and embark on a day of wax-based exploration and artistic discovery!

See our Registration and Cancellation Policy.


February 24
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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