Creating Encaustic Effects with Acrylic Polymer Mediums. Sept 17, 18 & 19th, 2018. 3-Day Workshop. $500. This is a fun and experimental class for artists eager to create paintings using transparent and translucent layers of acrylics and mixed media. Using gels, mediums, and pastes; we will drip, pour, scrape and etch; adding and removing parts of layers to create intrigue and texture in our paintings. Artists may incorporate collage, use stencils, and sketch or paint any scene or object that inspires them. The focus of the workshop will be to learn how to create layers that look like encaustic (wax) using various polymer mediums with acrylic paints. Students are responsible for their own paints, mediums, tools, and substrates. A comprehensive materials list will be provided. Some experience painting with acrylics is a plus, though beginners will not be turned away, this workshop may be overwhelming for an artist who has no experience painting with acrylics. Workshop Location: Pacific Northwest Art Institute on Whidbey Island, WA, USA. Registration Details.


Live Painting Demonstration:. Using Textured Grounds To Create Modern, Interesting, and Beautiful Painting Effects. Free with Pre-Registration (604) 545-0410. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, November 03, 2018 Location: Opus Framing and Art Supplies 953 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1E1. This demonstration will show the artist painting several demonstration pieces with acrylics and mixed media on variously textured ground surfaces to create modern, interesting, and beautiful effects. There will be discussions about choosing which products to use to create desired effects and why. Techniques shown will include staining, washes, etching, glazing, resists, and building wax-like layers. Attendees will leave with knowledge and use of six or more different textured grounds and the effects they can created by painting on those surfaces.

Current and Upcoming Exhibition Events

February 2019 - Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Juried Group Exhibit Landscape Theme.