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Exploring Encaustic with Bethany Handfield


Learn to paint with beeswax in the beautiful South Okanagan. Encaustic is method of painting where pigmented beeswax is applied to a substrate using a heat source. Through the Exploring Encaustic series of art classes Bethany guides students on their creative journey with a focus on safety and fun. Having worked with encaustic for 10+ years students can be confident in her instruction and will gain a solid foundation in this medium. 

August 26 & 27: Exploring Encaustic – Intro to the Hotplate 

Learn to paint with encaustic using a hotplate as your palette. In this two day workshop you will learn the basics of getting started with encaustic when painting on wood panel. 

Class Fee: $200 (includes $50 supply fee)

Class times: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day with 45 min for lunch

September 9*: Exploring Encaustic – Stencils & Texture

Learn to use stencils and other materials to create texture and visual interest to your encaustic paintings. 

Class Fee: $100 (includes $25 supply fee)

Class times: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm with 45 min for lunch

* Requires basic encaustic painting experience. Contact Bethany if you have any questions.

Class fees include all materials and equipment used in class. Max 8 students per class. 

Bursaries may be available for students living in the South Okanagan.   Please visit https://www.cfso.net/donors/donor-stories/thea-haubrich-legacy-fund/

For more information on Bethany please visit her website http://www.bethanyhandfield.com/

or visit http://www.encaustic.ca/



Course Information


Bethany Handfield


Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton




Visual Arts


August 26 & 27, September 9


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