Encaustic & Cold Wax Workshops
Small Group Workshops l Private One on One Instruction
Coming this fall, Cold Wax Painting Classes
Cold wax oil painting this luscious and tactile medium fosters versatility. Its translucent qualities allow light to penetrate into the surface, emphasizing rich and vibrant colour, depth and tone. Colours, layering, lifting, blending, scraping, gouging, stenciling, mark-making and alternative tools including brayers, brushes, knives, scrapers and squeegees. I'm also offering one on one private workshops tailored to you personal needs to take your artistic expression to the next level, to dive deeper into your craft and push you out of your comfort level.
Imperfection is the basic principle of Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese philosophy of accepting your imperfections and making the most of life. Imperfection is welcome. Play is encouraged and freedom and fun are guaranteed. Take home the principles learned and apply them to your art and your every day life. Do something great for your creative playful nature.
Asemic Writing - Mark Making Workshop
Wanuskewin, pronounced Wanu-ski-win is a Cree word meaning : seeking peace of mind. This is a full day workshop. Both meditative and exploratory in nature. In this workshop you will learn to let go and trust your intuition, you learn different ways to create mark making and how to incorporate your own marks into warm wax along with other ephemera while focusing on that which brings you peace.
"I’m taking an intro to encaustic course with Amanda, and feel extremely grateful for it. Not only is the medium a source of endless creativity, but Amanda is the ideal instructor. She gives ample information so you feel prepared, while also giving space for your own agency in the design and execution of your pieces. As an art instructor myself, I know how challenging it can be to guide beginners. In her class, I am a beginner to encaustics, but thanks to her patience and empathic teaching style, I don’t feel lost; instead, I feel empowered with the right tools and techniques to produce something unique, beautiful, and soulfully nourishing. Her classes fill up quickly though, so registering early is probably a good idea!!"
Andrea Noriega - Watercolor Artist
"Not only does Amanda produce beautiful art, but she is a positive, enthusiastic and talented teacher as well. I have taken several workshops from her and love the warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere she creates."