Encaustic classes at the Leir House 2015 January 04 2015, 0 Comments

Exploring Encaustic with Bethany Handfield

Where: Leir House Downstairs Art Room (220 Manor Park Drive, Penticton, BC)

Class Times: 11:00am to 3:30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch (please bring snack)

Registration: Pre-payment is required for all art classes and workshops

(Please see registration info at the end)

 

Jan 17 Class @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic:  1 Day Hot Plate as a Palette - Painting on Wood Panel

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, melting wax, laying down and fusing wax layers with a heat gun.
8 student maximum - $80 

 

Feb 21 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic:  Encaustic and Mixed Media Dream Book

We will take the basics of working with encaustic and mixed media and create lovely multi-page dream books.
8 student maximum - $80

 

March 21 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic: The Iron

Please join me for an introductory course where you will learn the basics of working with the encaustic iron. We will cover safety, set up, and the basic iron techniques (smoothing, lifting, edge strokes and drawing). Time permitting, we also will exploring different types of paper. Everyone will go home with a completed painting.

8 student maximum - $70

 

April 18 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic: Different Papers & Collage Using the Iron

Please join me for this fun workshop where you will learn the basics of working with the encaustic iron while painting on different papers and learning how to collage using the iron. We will cover safety, set up, and will work with different papers to expand the creative exploration and create lovely collages.

8 student maximum - $70

 

 

 

 

May 23 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic:  Mixed Media with Encaustic on Wood Panel

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, laying down and fusing wax layers with a heat gun.  We will explore using mixed media techniques with your encaustic paintings using transfers, Pan Pastels, oil sticks, and other embellishments.
8 student maximum - $80

 

June 20 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic:  Creating Texture - Painting on Wood Panel

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, and creating texture with encaustic through building up wax layers, incising, scraping and embedding.  We will also use the stylus to create texture.
8 student maximum - $80

 

July 18 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic: Exploring Colour

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, and creating a colour wheel, colour charts, and learning to paint using a limited colour palette. 

8 student maximum - $80

 

August 15 @ Leir House 

Exploring Encaustic: Image Transfers & More!

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, and creating encaustic paintings using a variety of image transfer techniques.

8 student maximum - $80

 

Sep 19 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic: Preparing Your Substrate

You will learn the basics of hot plate safety, studio set up, and learn a variety of ways to prepare your substrate for painting with encaustic.

8 student maximum - $80

 

Oct 17 @ Leir House Class TDB

 

Nov 21 @ Leir House

Exploring Encaustic:  Encaustic and Mixed Media Dream Book

We will take the basics of working with encaustic and mixed media and create lovely multi-page dream books.
8 student maximum - $80

 

Dec 19 @ Leir House (to be confirmed)

Exploring Encaustic: Christmas Cards with Bethany & Shirley J


 

About Bethany

Bethany Handfield painting with encausticBethany Handfield is an Okanagan artist and teacher who primary works with mixed media and encaustic. She views painting as a form of meditation and place to commune with spirit. She uses found objects and up-cycled materials in her work as a way to reclaim the discarded and give new life to the forgotten.

Through her Exploring Encaustic series of art classes, Bethany guides students on their journey using the medium of encaustic in a safe and knowledgeable setting.  She is a faculty member at the Okanagan School of the Arts and teaches with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council, Summerland Community Arts Council, and at various other locations in BC. Her mentor was the esteemed teacher of encaustic Thea Haubrich.

 

She is currently the vice president of CanwaxWest (the western Canadian chapter of the International Encaustic Artists) and owner/operator of Encaustic Supply Canada (national encaustic art supply business), Exploring Encaustic (retail sales), and Bethany Handfield Creative Arts (teaching/exhibiting). Handfield also heads the South Okanagan Women in Need Societies’ Healing Monday’s program that brings artists together with SOWINS’ clients.

Bethany is the winner of the Thea Haubrich Award of Excellence for Best in Show at the 2014 Waxing Poetic exhibition and was nominated for Arts Educator of the Year in 2014 & 2015 by the Penticton & District Community Arts Council. Bethany will be featured in the upcoming 2nd edition of Linda Robertson’s Embracing Encaustic book.

Please visit my YouTube channel to see examples of student work

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8pqyazNXn3XFxHo5pnIrzQ

www.bethanyhandfield.com

www.exploringencaustic.com

info@encaustic.ca

Students should wear 'painting clothes' and pack a light lunch. Please us know if you have any food allergies. Aprons, art supplies and tools are supplied. There will be art supplies for sale as well.

To Register please email info@encaustic.ca

Please note all classes with Bethany include 5% GST

New information about class prepayments:

  • Starting in 2015 all classes are pre-paid either through me or the hosting organization.
  • Cancellations less than one week before class will not be refunded. Class fee can be transferred to another student or applied to another class within 30 days.
  • Preferred cash, e-transfer or cheque, but can also accept credit card or PayPal payments that would be issued through an online invoice.