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Bethany in Portland Part 1: Linda Roberston

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Part 1 of a 3 part series I was so excited to take a surprise trip to Portland in September! You know what that means – good times with my friend and mentor Linda Robertson and lots of fun with encaustic. Linda Roberson is an accomplished artist, author and teacher who has been working with encaustic for many years. She is renown for her fundamental book “Embracing Encaustic” and for being a champion of encaustic art and other artists working in the medium. She is a multiple award winner, shown across North America, curated exhibitions and has paintings in numerous...

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Art Classes and open stock packs

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We have 2 upcoming art classes here in Penticton Once in a while we have some open stock packs of paper or those that the wrapper has come open in shipping available at a discounted price. Be sure and check the paper stock and you could get a great deal!

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New Products in the Shop from Enkaustikos

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We have some great new products in the shop from Enkaustikos. Their fabulous instructional DVD is a great way to begin your encaustic practice. Learn from the experts from Enkaustikos. In this instructional video you will learn why encaustic painting is so enticing to contemporary artists and what makes it different from other mediums. Artist Kathryn Bevier will open your eyes to a variety of techniques that can be accomplished with encaustic paints and mediums. When working on the a hotplate, keeping your paints in order is key. Encaustic painting tins are a great way to save and store your paints...

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5 Thursdays with Bethany

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*NEW CLASS*   Thursdays, May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25   5 Thursdays with Bethany Please join me for an intimate class series for 5 Thursdays starting May 28th.Each class will build on the one before it starting with the basics of working with encaustic on wood panel and working our way up to a completed and framed painting.  All supplies, lunch and snacks will be provided: We will explore:  - Studio safety - Different methods of fusing - Mark making - Mixed Media- Shellac burns- Framing cradled panels- and so much more!All leading up to a finished framed painting. ...

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Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media on Wood Panel

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Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media on Wood Panel In this fun class you will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, laying down and fusing wax layers with a heat gun. We will explore using mixed media techniques with your encaustic paintings using transfers, Pan Pastels, oil sticks, and other embellishments.All supplies are included and there is ample time for creative exploration.Where: Leir House Penticton, 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton - downstairs art roomWhen: Saturday, May 23rd 11am to 3:30pmCost: $84 (includes all supplies, equipment rental + GST) Please bring a lunch. Maximum 8 students Special treats for...

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