Oil Painting Sampler

Professional Artist Series

Encaustic Painting LEVEL 1 (beginner)

Introduction to painting with beeswax.

Encaustic Painting LEVEL 1 © Sharon Lynn Williams

Weekend Beginner Workshop:

  • Saturday, May 13 • 10am-5pm 
  • Sunday, May 14 • 11am-4pm

$295 supplies included

This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to the exciting and dynamic medium of encaustic painting or those needing a refresher program.

Topics explored include:

  • Brief history of the medium
  • Encaustic essentials including: supports and grounds, tools and materials
  • Safety precautions
  • Fusing fundamentals and methods
  • Layering and building up your wax surface: smooth or textured
  • Image Transfer Techniques
  • Intarsia (excavating and filling with pigmented wax or oil paint)
  • Layering with opaque and transparent colours
  • How to set up your own home encaustic studio

Your workshop tuition includes all pigmented wax and encaustic media along with multiple panels for experimentation and image creation. Your fee 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 laser photo copies.

Join Sharon for 2 exciting and fun-filled days of learning and working with wax.

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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