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Exploring Encaustic 2016

Exploring Encaustic 2016: May 19-23, 2016 (5 Day Class)

Please join me for 5 full days of painting with encaustic.

Registration is now open. Click here to register

This annual course is perfect for students of all levels. For those who are new to encaustic it is a full immersion into encaustic painting and techniques. For those who are more experienced it is an opportunity to deepen your practice and refresh your skills.

Over the 5 days we will cover:

  • Studio set up and safety
  • Basics of painting and fusing
  • Creating Texture
  • Mixed Media & encaustic
  • Images & encaustic (new version)
  • Studio Day - open time to bring everything together

Where: Shatford Centre / Okanagan School of the Arts 760 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Time: 10:30am to 4:00pm each day. Lunch is at 12:30pm for 45 mins

The fee for the whole 5 days is $600 (payable to the Okanagan School of the Arts)

Different options now available for Exploring Encaustic 2016

Due to requests from students I am opening up the Exploring Encaustic 2016 classes. 

There are now 3 options:
Option #1. Taking the full 5 days May 19th to 23rd - as per regular registration. This covers all of the techniques below. Students who select this option receive a goody bag featuring products from R&F Paints, Enkaustikos, PanPastel, Ampersand, Kama Pigments, and a box of starter, expanding or vivid waxes from Encaustic Art. Plus the special bonus from Tweed Creative!! $600*

Option #2. Intro to Encaustic: May 19th & 20th - this class will cover the basics of studio set up, safety, and learning to paint with wax. $240*

Option #3: Deepening Your Practice May 21st to 23rd - this is for students who have taken classes before and understand the basics. We will dive into mixed media techniques and beyond. We will get dimensional with our work, use stencils, and other fun processes. Includes an open studio day. Students who take this class will get a special gift from Tweed Creative. $360*

All supplies included* 

There are bursary options available for students who live in the South Okanagan.

If you are wanting Option #2 or Option #3 please contact the Okanagan School of the Arts directly: 250-770-7668 or

If you would like Option #1 please click here to register...

*Students who take the full 5 days receive a free box of wax from Encaustic Art (your choice of Starter, Vivid or Expanding) plus a goody bag containing sample from R&F Paints, Kama Pigments, Ampersand, PanPastel & Enkaustikos!

Bursaries are available through the Okanagan School of the Arts & the Thea Haubrich Legacy Fund for South Okanagan residents.

Thea Haubrich Legacy Fun Grant Application Information

Accommodation & Local Gallery Information

Registration is now open. Click here to register...

Earlier Event: March 19
Intro to Encaustic: Iron & Stylus
Later Event: December 4
Holiday Cards Encaustic Workshop