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Items back in stock + new item

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Our A6 encaustic painting cards & Quick Guides are back in stock   We also have a new item in stock - A5 black encaustic painting cards - here for a limited time!

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Exploring Encaustic with Bethany - 5 days of classes May 2015

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I am so excited to announce my new class series at the Shatford Centre - Okanagan School of the Arts in May 2015 - I know it is a little ahead in time - but it was such a blast year - I couldn't help posting once I had the confirmation:Sign up for the week, pick one or more sessions.May 14, 2015 - 11 am to 3:30 pm Exploring Encaustic: 1 Day Hot Plate as a Palette - Painting on Wood PanelYou will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, melting wax, laying down and fusing wax...

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Pre-Order + Bonus information about Painting Irons & Get Started Kits - Offer Ends midnight on Jan 31st

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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 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 compensate for the later shipping date. This is...

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CanwaxWest Waxing Poetic Exhibition & Awards

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Congratulations to all of the artists and award winners for the 2014 CanwaxWest Waxing Poetic Exhibition   Here is little video with paintings from the show and the award winners     Congratulations to all of the recipients2014 Waxing Poetic AwardsThea Haubrich Award of Excellence Bethany Handfield Bee Dreaming VII1st to Jane Bland for Storm on the Veldt 2nd to Mindy Rollins for Peeping Poppy 3rd to Carol Munro for Xeriscape #1Honourable Mentions: Carol Munro for Tritoma Linda Swales for Galaxy'Carala Leinweber for Homage to AfricaBarb Hofer for PoppiesMandy Rollins for Earth's CoreAlix MacDonald for Under the SurfaceJune Byard for...

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CanwaxWest Classes at the Shatford Centre in Penticton

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The 2nd annual CanwaxWest workshop series was a wonderful success. Teachers Shary Bartlett of Vancouver and Tracy Proctor of Calgary, both internationally respected artists, were vibrant, open to sharing their knowledge, and able to teach to a wide range of artists- from beginners to those more accomplished. All three workshops were sold out and jam packed with new tools and techniques for the students.   Major kudos to the CanwaxWest board: President Judy Byer, Vice President Bethany Handfield, Treasurer Linda Swales, Membership Mandy Rollins and Secretary Jan Kreut for all of your hard work and dedication over the past...

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