Upcoming classes


Amanda Pierce Artist

My studio is now at LaFab sur Mill, 8 ch Mill Chelsea Quebec

Now larger and better equipped


November 17th&18th, Encaustic two Day Encaustic bird Workshop

November 26th, Powertex Garden Goddess Workshop

January 21 – 22nd, Two Day Wabi-Sabi Texture and Embedding Workshop


Encaustic & Cold Wax Workshops

Small Group Workshops - Private One on One Instruction

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 color, depth and tone. Colors, 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.




Wabi-Sabi Workshop

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.




"I’ve taken four workshops with Amanda now and I know I’ll be back for more. She’s a wonderful teacher… giving instruction, guidance and encouragement throughout the entire process. I've enjoyed every workshop... the encaustic bowls, birds and Nana's Garden as well as my latest Garden Goddess which I love! I've taken other workshops where I bring my item home and feel like it's not quite finished but the pieces I've done with Amanda are all proudly displayed in my home. I even convinced my husband to join me at the latest workshop and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Thanks so much for sharing your very special gift, Amanda... we'll be back!"
"Spending the day, on a one-on-one private session with Amanda was beyond my expectations. I had only done one workshop (skinny totems) with her and was hooked. I needed her expertise and attention all to myself to get a real feel for encaustic and it was amazing. Amanda is kind, patient, supportive, encouraging and sooo easy to be with. Positive vibes only. I highly recommend a private for anyone who is a newbie. Loved my day. Will be back for sure with a few friends in tow. And, again, grateful to Patti Glover for o traducing me to Amanda!"
"I never end up with something when I take a workshop. It usually percolates and then it comes out in my work. To have inspiration right from the get go was new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Amanda is very generous in sharing her knowledge and I had a blast!!!! I will probably do another class with her, she's just fantastic!"
"Just completed a fabulous workshop with Amanda. Two days of fun, learning new techniques, discovering new products and meeting other artists. Amanda shares tips and techniques, with a fun and interactive approach. This was my second workshop with Amanda and I look forward to participating in future classes"
Thank you for delivering a fabulous learning weekend!
Your breadth of knowledge is inspiring and your wabi-sabi style is infectious. I am particularly fascinated by Powertex and all its possibilities! I look very forward to continuing on my artistic journey with your voice as my guide…"

"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
"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."
-Cynthia Incze
"As an artist already familiar with encaustic painting. I came to your workshop with very high expectations. You did not disappoint! I I loved the way you gave us just enough and then let us work and when we were ready you gave us more. I am still on a high! Thank you so much for the wonderful day. I look forward to more workshops with you!"

Email Amanda with your requests for an encaustic or cold wax workshop.