Encaustic Painting LEVEL 2 (intermediate)

Painting with beeswax - the next level

Encaustic Painting LEVEL 1 © Sharon Lynn Williams

Intermediate Workshop:

  • Saturday September 23, 10am-4:30pm

$150 supplies included

This course extends and builds upon the techniques learned in Encaustic Painting Level 1. This intermediate / advanced program is perfect for those who are familiar with encaustic painting and fusing techniques and are interested in learning some new approaches to painting with the medium along with considering ways to build a personal series in encaustics.

Some of the topics and materials explored include:

  • Review of basic principles and safety
  • Excavating the surface
  • Use of media compatible with encaustic, including pan pastel, oil pastels, oil bars and oil paint, charcoal, gold leaf, and graphite
  • Introducing collage into your work
  • Using stencils
  • Mark making

Your workshop fee includes all pigmented wax and encaustic media along with multiple panels for experimentation and image creation. Your tuition also includes the use of hot plates and heat guns, along with other studio equipment and supplies.

You will come away with a solid understanding of the medium, proper application techniques, and a few completed sample boards. Bring a notebook to take notes! Upon registration for this class Sharon will send you an additional supply list of some materials that you will want to bring with you to the program, such as collage material, wire, found objects, fabric, etc.

sharon lynn williams instructorArt Instructor Bio - Sharon Lynn Williams

Sharon began painting oils ‘en plain air’ (in the fresh air) as she longed to escape the confines of her studio and connect once again with nature. She was totally surprised by the sense of wonder she felt, and the spontaneity and honesty the paintings revealed. Sharon loves the spiritual connection she makes while the wind is blowing through her hair and the sounds and smells fill out her senses. A great passion has since overtaken her and she tries to get out painting as often as her schedule and the weather permit. In her plain air work she tries to capture what interests her the most in a scene and put it into an compelling design; focusing on simplifying shapes and filling them with interesting colour. Sharon’s desire is that her paintings will transport the viewer into my pictorial world to connect with the majesty of Nature as she has done.

Sharon has also been happily exploring mixed water media for over 15 years, and her mantra is “What would happen if…” The excitement of working from chaos to order is invigorating and creates a dialogue between the work and the artist. Sharon enjoys working with bold colour, line and texture. Her work is informed by the landscapes that she paints en plain air in oil, her passion for gardening and love of the human figure. Sharon’s interpretations of the beauty around her, as well as her vivid imagination make for an eclectic and varied body of work.


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  • In store: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB
  • By Phone: (403) 258-3500
  • Email: info@swintonsart.com

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