Introduction to Encaustic Technique

A fun introduction to the ancient art of painting with hot wax. We will cover everything you need to know to get started including equipment needs, safety in the studio, how to make medium, the qualities of different types of waxes, fusing techniques; as well as introduce a number of basic techniques for how to apply encaustic paint and build up a surface. This will be a fun supportive workshop with lots of one on one assistance and time for experimentation.

  • For interest in this program please email
  • Instructor: Rosalie Matchett
  • Date: Stay tuned for future dates!
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  • Age-Range: 16+
  • Skill Level: Beginners
  • Cost: $228 (Includes Supplies)

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Instructor Bio:

Rosalie Matchett is an award winning artist. Her work has been shown in Canada and the USA. She received her BFA in studio art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1981. Encaustic medium, with its rich translucency, textural possibilities and its sheer physical presence enables Rosalie to experiment with the surface quality of her work, playing with the tension between the illusion of an image and the material presence of the painting. For the last four years Rosalie has been teaching Encaustic courses with Workshops on the Rock on Salt Spring Island.


All materials are included in the supply list.

Optional items for students to bring:

-oil pastels

-drawing charcoal

-masking tape for stencils and masking areas

-paper towel

-soft pencils

-note book and pen

drawing pad or paper for working out ideas

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