recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Encaustic Workshops coming in March

The upcoming month will be crazy busy but I did manage  to arrange two encaustic 'mini' workshops and possibly a third full day workshop-still fleshing out dates/time on my calendar for the latter.

I enjoy conducting these shorter workshops and my students, some never having picked up a paintbrush, quickly become excited and inspired-shedding any pre-conceived notions of how intimidating art-making might be. 

 For returning and practising artists that are familiar with the medium, these sessions offer time and materials to explore new and challenging ways of working  and enable them to expand on ideas and approaches. 

Participants will thoroughly immerse  and engage  in a variety of techniques, or if they wish, can focus on one or two. At all levels, there will be  lots of hands-on time to play.

Encaustic Workshop @ the Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Wednesday March 7, 2012 (1 session)
From 5:00pm– 8:00pm
$30 + $20materials
to register
phone:  905 945 3246 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            905 945 3246      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 


Ancient and intriguing, this method of painting originated in Greece, where it was used for the earliest easel and mural painting. A heady combination of colour, melting wax and heat, encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax. Artist & educator Jan Yates has been working with this luscious medium for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, photo collage, colour, glazing, layering, drawing, mono type and cold wax techniques. Classes are enjoyable for those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium


Encaustic Workshop @  my studio (Grimsby)
Tuesday, March 13, 6~9pm
to register:


  1. Thank you for posting the lovely paintings of yours in the Grimsby art exhibition. It looks like the works are on box canvas and not framed. It is possible some have a frame which simply is an edge to the box canvas. I hope you have a few sales these are wonderful works. I think the mini workshops sound a great idea as it can be very tiring to run a workshop for the day or a weekend. Often folk can get overwhelmed with everything they need and want to learn. Wish I lived close by as I would love to attend one of your workshops Jan.