DIY Workshop Series
Taught by local artists and educators, these informative, practical and fun workshops teach skills that are perfect for the
artist and "do-it-yourselfer" in everyone.  *Teens aged 16 and over can register for workshops.  Teens aged 14 & 15 may register along  with an adult companion.

Collage & Beeswax Book Assemblage
Thursday, 3 November | 6 - 9 pm | $45 + HST
Instructor: Karoline Varin

Discover the wonderful world of altered book assemblage - the art of transforming an existing book into a new work of art.  Create a beautiful keepsake, shadow box or unique personal artwork using vintage books, specialty papers, and a variety of embellishments and trinkets.  Participants will learn collage and paper-building techniques, and how to complete their book with luminous layers of beeswax.  All materials included, however, participants are invited to bring in their own personal 2D (i.e. photographs, notes) or small personal memorabilia if they wish.


Instructor: Karoline Varin
$60 + HST / workshop OR $165 / all three workshops

Encaustic is a form of painting using hot wax and coloured pigments.  This three-part series is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are new to encaustic or looking to further explore the medium.  Sign up for one, two or all three workshops.  Limited space available; register well in advance to ensure your spot.  All materials included.

Part I: Introduction to Encaustic
Saturday, 12 November | 1 - 5 pm

Learn the basics of encaustic painting including colour mixing, composition, image transfers, texture, safety, and aftercare.  Leave with a series of small works on Masonite board.

Part II: Experimental & Abstract Encaustic
Saturday, 19 November  | 1 - 5 pm

Learn how to use colour, line and shape to create a successful abstract composition.  Experiment with layering wax, various papers and mixed materials, and adding interesting textures to create a finished abstract work on wood panel.

Part III: Still Life Painting & Encaustic
Saturday, 26 November  | 1 - 5 pm

Explore a more traditional style of painting with hot wax and colour blending with oil sticks to create a rich still life painting.  Learn how to approach planning and sketching a still life with the option of adding abstract elements, and leave with a finished still life encaustic painting on wood panel.


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