Saturday, June 16 – Encaustic Painting and Collage with Liba Labik

Before the Change
Encaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world. It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. The world “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD. This technique was lost for hundreds of years. It was re-discovered again in 18th century and it was reviewed in the twentieth century largely by Jasper Johns.

Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn about studio safety, how to make their own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork.

Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. “Encaustic Painting & Collage” workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.  Students have to be min 13 years old.

You can register online, by email or personally at the LIBA Art Studio in Dalhousie, NW Calgary. Please contact Liba at to receive the registration form, list of art supplies and ID discount card by email or to set up an appointment for the registration.

The fee: $ 167 incl. GST (art supplies are not included; can be shared). The list of art supplies is provided at the registration. Some tools can be shared and borrowed from Liba. Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took encaustic workshop in the past qualify for $ 20 discount . Only one discount will be applied. 

Level: All Levels

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee: $167 including GST