WORKSHOPS
All of our workshops can be done as a private or group lesson.
  An encaustic workshop designed specifically for your group in our
incredible space is an experience truly like no other!
Time and content can be tailored to your group. 
Email the artist to request your personal encaustic workshop.

If you are an instructor looking for a workshop space, contact us to arrange your own workshop in our studio space.
Art by Kim Kool

Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Laurie Skantzos

January 17&18, 2019     10-4 both days      Max. 8 participants
This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their
relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your
painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental
and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of
implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.
We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps
and stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers,
clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.


For more information and to register CLICK HERE
Give it a Whirl
Come and try your hand at Encaustic Art!   30 minutes for $25.
You will experiment with layering the wax, fusing with heat, and how to build colour and depth through embedding and mark making techniques. No experience necessary.
No need to book ahead. Check our Calendar for available dates.
Simply buzz into The Hive Encaustic Studio (Studio 201) and Give it a Whirl.
Open Studio
 An Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.

No instruction is given, previous encaustic experience required.  Bring your own substrates.
$20 per person  per hour, after that  $5  every 15 minutes. First come, first served or email artist in studio to reserve your spot.  Check our Calendar for available dates.

Introduction to Encaustics- Karen Brown
This Hands-on  comprehensive workshop will cover basic encaustic safety and general information. Learn to mix your own medium and paint pallet.
Participants will be able to experiment with techniques such as glazing, sculpting, fusing, photo encaustic, photo transfers, collage, stenciling,  stamping.


All participants will take home a Introduction to Encaustic Painting Booklet and multiple practice boards.
All electrical equipment,wax and supplies are provided.    NO previous painting experience necessary.

PRICES AND REGISTRATION HERE
Introduction to Encaustic - 3hr - Kim Kool

This workshop will cover basic safety and general information needed to begin exploring encaustics.  Participants will learn and play with layering and fusing the wax, creating texture through gouging and mark making techniques, how to embed materials, basic photo transfers, and use of the hot stylus tool. 
Each participant will leave with their own finished 6x6  birch panel as well as several mat board practice pieces.
  All supplies included.  No previous experience required.  3 hours $90. 
 
REGISTER HERE - [email protected]

Photo Encaustics- Karen Brown

Explore the luminous, versatile and limitless possibilities of encaustic in combination with photography and mixed media.
The  workshop is a basic course covering mixed media collage using your own precious photo printed on handmade paper, applying melted beeswax and resin, and exploring techniques in colour and texture. 

Participants will take home a finished mixed media piece.
All electrical equipment,wax and supplies are provided. NO previous painting experience necessary.

PRICES AND REGISTRATION HERE
Introduction to Encaustic - 5hr - Kim Kool
5 Hour Encaustic further explores the techniques in Introduction to Encaustic, as well as stencilling, pan pastels, and india ink.
 Each participant will leave with their own finished birch panel as well as several mat board practice pieces. $150 


REGISTER HERE - [email protected]
Intuitive Encaustics- Karen Brown

We are all born to Create!!
Imagine what it feels like to just play with paint and colour.
Letting go of preconceived ideas and expectations. Being open to what emerges! Bringing balance back into your life!  Then let the wax and paint guide your creations!  That is where the MAGIC is!


During this  workshop I will be demonstrating different ways you can play with paints, wax, inks, 
stencils, collage and much more!!

Participants will take home a finished mixed media piece.
All electrical equipment,wax and supplies are provided. NO previous painting experience necessary.

PRICES AND REGISTRATION HERE
Encaustic Art Cards  - Kim Kool
This a great workshop for anyone looking for a taste of this wonderful medium, or for anyone who wants to explore the fun of working in miniature!   This 2.5 hour workshop covers basic safety and general information.  Participants will learn how to layer and fuse the wax, gouging and mark making techniques, how to embed materials, basic photo transfers, and use of the hot stylus tool.  Each participant will leave with 4-6 of their own original encaustic 'mini' pieces, mounted on 5x7 backing.  All supplies and equipment included.  No previous experience required.   $70 

REGISTER HERE - [email protected]
Encaustic Keepsake Box Workshop - Karen Brown

Create a one of a kind Keepsake box.  A wonderful gift idea or a special treat for yourself.

During this  workshop I will be demonstrating different ways you can play with paints, wax, inks, 
stencils, collage and much more!!

Participants will take home a finished mixed media keepsake box.
All electrical equipment,wax and supplies are provided. NO previous painting experience necessary.

PRICES AND REGISTRATION HERE
Encaustics for Youth  - Kim Kool
This 2 hour workshop for youth ages 12-17, will explore the creative process through a variety of encaustic and mixed media techniques.  Suitable for all levels. 
No artistic experience required.  All supplies included.    $60

REGISTER HERE - [email protected]
Technique Toolbox 1 &2 &3 - Karen Brown
Advanced Encaustic Techniques Curriculum coming soon!!
PRICES AND REGISTRATION HERE