Playing With Hot Wax: An Intro to Encaustic Painting – February 25


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Intro to Encaustic Workshop WITH DONNA HANSON


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$85 + $40 Supply Fee

Class Limit: 10 Students


Intrigued by the art of encaustic? Curious to learn the basics and play with hot wax? Join Donna Hanson in this introductory class as we explore the foundations of encaustic painting – what it is and how to layer the encaustic medium to create layers of luminosity, texture, and colour.

Donna will guide you through beginner techniques such as inclusion (image transfer), accretion (texture), sgraffito (carving), and scraping. You will learn how to apply encaustic paint (colour) as well as the technique of fusing and achieving both a smooth and a textured wax surface. By the end of this 1-day into to encaustic workshop, you will complete your own encaustic creation of a beautiful 8 x 8” prairie-scape.

About the Instructor:

Donna has been interested in art her whole life. She discovered the magical art of encaustic over 12 years ago and has immersed herself in the medium. She has a studio in her home in Camrose, AB, where she paints and offers small classes. Donna loves experimenting with multiple mediums and media and discovering how they can be combined with encaustic. She really enjoys teaching all about the art of encaustic.

To see more of Donna’s work, visit her Website and Instagram:


Instagram: @donnahansonartworks

Introduction to Encaustic

Most supplies are included in the supply fee.

The Paint Spot will supply: 8 x 8” birch panel, encaustic medium, encaustic paint, oil pigment sticks, heat guns, hot palettes, brushes (hake, chip, soy wax for cleaning), silicone tools, palette knives, sculpting tools, plastic spoons

Instructor will supply: Oil sticks, torch (for demo), hot palettes, brushes (hake, chip), sculpting tools, baking tins, silicone cups, image transfers (laser prints)

You Bring:

  1. Small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol, scissors, disposable gloves, roll of blue or white shop towels, wax paper, small package of popsicle sticks
  2. Suitable art clothes, hand-towel/tea-towel, notepad, lunch, drink, and your own PPE (mask and hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

Intro to Encaustic Landscape

Want to learn more with Donna? Check out her next class: More Playing With Hot Wax: The Art of Photo Encaustic

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Introduction to Encaustic Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta

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