Introduction to Encaustics 1

1 Day Beginner Classes

  • Date : Saturday -- May 4th, 2019

  • Time: 10-4pm

  • Where : Dianna's Studio in the Country ( 6 km N - Vegreville, Alberta)

  • Max: 5 Students per class

  • Cost: $125.00 includes all supplies

  • Please join me for an introductory course where you will learn the basics of working with encaustic using an iron and stylus.

  • We will cover history, health and safety, set up, and the basic iron techniques as well as drawing with the stylus.

If you would like to reserve a date, please contact me.  dsapara@gmail.com

Encaustic 2: Stamping and Card Making

Hot Air Tools/Tissue/Sponges
1 Day Workshop

  • Date : Saturday - May 11, 2019

  • When: 10am to 4pm

  • Where: Dianna’s Studio in the country (6km Northwest of Vegreville)

  • Cost: $150 includes all supplies

  • Max: 5 students

  • Please join me for a fun class that you will continue to learn more working with encaustic wax, using an iron, a heat gun, iron as a hotplate, stylus, scribbling tools, indirect wax transfer using tissue, sponges and rubber stamps.

  • Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of working with encaustic wax.

  • We will cover history, health and safety, set up, recap on iron techniques, important points on the use of hot air tools, the different types of paper used for this session, other substrates, as well as a variety of ways to manipulate your paintings.

  • Time permitting; we also will explore effect of wax using a hotplate/griddles. Everyone will go home with completed painting.

 Encaustic: 3

Hot Air Tools/Tissue/Sponges
1 Day Workshop

  • Date: Saturday –May 25, 2019

  • When: 10am to 4pm

  • Where: Dianna’s Studio in the country (6km Northwest of Vegreville)

  • Cost: $150 includes all supplies

  • Max: 5 students

  • Please join me for a fun class that you will continue to learn more working with encaustic wax, using an iron, a heat gun, iron as a hotplate, stylus, scribbling tools, indirect wax transfer using tissue, sponges and rubber stamps.

  • Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of working with encaustic wax.

  • We will cover history, health and safety, set up, recap on iron techniques, important points on the use of hot air tools, the different types of paper used for this session, other substrates, as well as a variety of ways to manipulate your paintings.

  • Time permitting; we also will explore effect of wax using a hotplate/griddles. Everyone will go home with completed painting.

To reserve a spot Contact:    Dianna – 780-632-7820 or email -  dsapara@gmail.com.

Photo Encaustic Techniques

1 Day Workshop -     Instructor – Dianna M. Sapara

Date:  Saturday –June 1, 2019

When:  10am to 4pm

Where:  Dianna’s Studio in the country (6km Northwest of Vegreville)

Cost:   $150   most supplies included

Max:  4 students                                                 To reserve a spot Contact: Dianna – 780-632-7820

Email -  dsapara@gmail.com.       www.dsapara

Please join me for a fun class that you will continue to learn more working with encaustic wax.

There are three primary photo encaustic methods used for incorporating photography with encaustic.

1.       Photo Encaustic: Photos printed on different papers, adhered to substrate, working with encaustic on top of photo. Experiment with, the stylus, India ink, charcoal, foils, and Pan pastels,

2.       Photo Transfer: Printed image is burnished onto a wax surface, transferring ink to wax, continuing to work on top of transfer. Experiment with using Parchment paper.

3.       Photo Collage: Using a variety of papers, items and methods to incorporate photographic images with encaustic.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of working with hot encaustic wax.

We will cover history, health and safety, set up, recap on iron techniques, important points on the use of hot air tools, the different types of paper used for this session, other substrates, as well as a variety of ways to manipulate your paintings.

Everyone will go home with completed painting. ------------------------Coffee / Tea will be provided

What to bring from home

Your creative self

Artist apron/cover-up

Wear old clothing, comfortable shoes – (wax is difficult to get out of clothing, shoes etc.)

Bagged lunch, water and snacks

Please note:  My tables are set to a comfortable standing working height– approx.  29”,32 ½” and 35”.

Additional information will be provided via email before class.

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Other workshops coming up  will involve working with Hot Tools, Heat Gun, Hotplate , Tissue, and more .
More  Advanced Workshops on request: as well as semi-private and private workshops.