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Exploring Encaustic: Collage with the Iron

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Exploring Encaustic: Collage with the Iron Please join me for this fun workshop where you will learn the basics of working with the encaustic iron while painting on different papers and learning how to collage using the iron. We will cover safety, set up, and will work with different papers to expand the creative exploration and create lovely collages. 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, April 18th, 11am to 3:30pmCost: $73.50 (includes all supplies, equipment rental + GST) Please bring a...

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Iron & Get Started! Kit Pre-sale ends Jan 31!

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***SPECIAL NOTICE***            As our parent company is currently in the process of changing manufacturers for the painting iron, all production on the current line has stopped. This means that there will be a gap in stock shipment for the painting iron & the Get Started Kits. The new stock for the iron & Get Started Kits will not be ready for shipping until mid to late February 2015. All orders for the encaustic painting iron or Get Started Kit placed between this date and January 31, 2015 will receive a free Large Art Set at no extra cost to...

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Irwin Greenberg's Primer for Artists

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“Like a lot of realist painters, I started teaching as a way to stabilize my income. I was amazed to discover that it would be one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. Somehow everything I had learned in my life found a place in the studio classroom. In addition, teaching forced me to objectify my thoughts and make them comprehensible to my students. But the greatest reward by far was getting to know that special kind of person, the art student. Their hunger to learn, and commitment to what Henri called the art spirit, has been a never-ending...

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Encaustic classes at the Leir House 2015

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Where: Leir House Downstairs Art Room (220 Manor Park Drive, Penticton, BC) Class Times: 11:00am to 3:30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch (please bring snack) Registration: Pre-payment is required for all art classes and workshops (Please see registration info at the end)   Jan 17 Class @ Leir House Exploring Encaustic:  1 Day Hot Plate as a Palette - Painting on Wood Panel You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, melting wax, laying down and fusing wax layers with a heat gun. 8 student maximum - $80    Feb 21 @ Leir House Exploring Encaustic:  Encaustic and Mixed...

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Happy New Year, January's Class & new savings code

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Thank you so much for participating in my artistic journey in 2014. I hope that it was inspiring for you and that you will take more time to create and enjoy the beauty in life in 2015! Next year I have some big plans in the works. I already have a slate of encaustic classes planned for the Okanagan - and hopefully beyond! I will also be starting a women's only mixed media series in April 2015. This class series will focus on the healing nature of art, spontaneous creativity and the joy of creation. I will be taking it...

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