Introduction to Encaustics
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Introduction to Encaustics

In this 5 hour workshop with Kim Kool from Edge of Grey Encaustics, participants will learn about the beautiful process of painting with molten, oil tinted natural beeswax. You will learn how to layer and fuse the wax, how to create texture through gouging, mark making, incising, and imprinting techniques, how to embed materials between the layers, basic photo transfers, and the use of the hot stylus tool. You will then go deeper and explore adding even more colour and imagery with pan pastels, stencils, and india ink.
All supplies and equipment included.  This workshop is perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike who are looking to explore the beautiful and spontaneous process of painting with beeswax, or anyone looking to expand their creative practice.  Visit to learn more about the instructor and process.

Absolutely no previous artistic experience required.

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Kim Kool
Instructor Bio: As someone who has never done very well following rules or ?staying within the lines,? I struggled finding an artistic medium that truly allowed me to freely explore and play. I instantly fell in love with encaustics and am always surprised to see where my pieces take me The wax allows me to let go of any intentions and really sink into the moment; and more importantly, to play! I have been an encaustic artist for several years and has successfully run workshops with federally sentenced women, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, individuals living with addiction and mental health considerations, and many others in the community looking to explore and engage with their creative side. I work at various galleries and spaces in the community with both adults and children. My work is currently on display at locations throughout Ontario. I am very excited to continue this work and bring this incredible artistic medium to as many people as I can. I am also always looking for unique and exciting partnership opportunities with anyone else willing to 'look outside the box'. My roots are in the charitable sector and I have a passion for looking at innovative ways in which I can help my community. Please don?t hesitate to contact me for donations of art work or workshop time for fundraising events. I am also a lover of all things local, handcrafted, and interesting. I love meeting other artists and craftspeople, sampling local cuisine and craft beer, and exploring breweries, wineries, shops, studio's, and galleries!

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