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November Encaustic Paintings Classes

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November Encaustic Paintings Classes

Here are the dates and links for the final classes for 2017: Exploring Encaustic Workshop: Stencils & Texture @ the Shatford    

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Lora Murphy and Encaustic Portraiture

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Lora Murphy and Encaustic Portraiture

Portraiture with wax - stretching your mind and skill sets to the limit. Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA, and Italy . Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in encaustic and mixed media . Lora teaches workshops in Contemporay Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and also through her e-course. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries. I approached advanced portraiture with much apprehension as I tend to paint loose with an emphasis on the abstract. Lora was an amazing instructor and guided the class with ease....

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New Workshop: Handmade Paper & Encaustic (New Dates)

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New Workshop: Handmade Paper & Encaustic (New Dates)

Let's Make Handmade Paper & Paint with Wax with Alice & Bethany! In this fun workshop we will go over all of the basics of using the encaustic iron on handmade paper. This class is a chance to relax, made beautiful paper, and create a lovely painting. Day One: Alice of Harmonay Paper teaches the group to create handmade paper using recycled and natural materials. We will use the paper created to make substrates for our encaustic paintings, art cards, and more! Day Two: Bethany teaches the group how to add encaustic to our paper items from day one.Suitable for...

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Exploring Encaustic: Intro to Iron at Bead Trails Experience

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Exploring Encaustic: Intro to Iron at Bead Trails Experience

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday - painting at the Bead Trails Experience!!! Everyone had a blast learning how to paint with the encaustic iron. So many adorable paintings were made. If you are curious about painting with wax, please join me for any of these upcoming classes: Shatford Centre / Okanagan School of the Arts August 25 & 26: Intro to the Hotplate 2 Day September 9: Stencils & Texture Penticton Arts Council / Leir House Cultural Centre September 24 & 25: Handmade Paper & Encaustic The Bead Trails Experience November 26th: Holiday Cards

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Exploring Encaustic Classes for August & September

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Exploring Encaustic Classes for August & September

REGISTER TODAY Learn to paint with beeswax in the beautiful South Okanagan. Encaustic is method of painting where pigmented beeswax is applied to a substrate using a heat source. Through the Exploring Encaustic series of art classes Bethany guides students on their creative journey with a focus on safety and fun. Having worked with encaustic for 10+ years students can be confident in her instruction and will gain a solid foundation in this medium.    August 26 & 27: Exploring Encaustic - Intro to the Hotplate Learn to paint with encaustic using a hotplate as your palette. In this two day workshop you will...

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