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Encaustic Monotypes Workshop

Encaustic Monotypes Workshop


This workshop, hosted by the Grosse Point Artists Association, is for artists at every level who want to explore ways to incorporate encaustic into their artwork, or have worked with encaustic before and want to have a deeper exposure to a specific technique.

The technique for this session will be encaustic monotype printmaking, or creating a one-of-a-kind print. This involves using encaustic paint directly on a heated surface, laying paper over the paint and burnishing the back, thereby making a print. Demonstrations will be combined with ample time for independent work, with an instructor available for assistance, giving you a chance to explore the materials and tools for this technique.

The equipment, supplies, and materials, including different papers (a packet of several sheets, approx. 10” x 12”), will be provided. However, you may consider also bringing in some additional papers with which to work. If you are new to this kind of printing, I suggest trying thinner printing papers (like Rives BFK), or rice papers, in light or neutral colors.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

$135 GPAA Members
$155 Non-Members

Date and Time

Sat, February 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


The Art Studio at The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Photos in Wax Workshop

Photos in Wax Workshop


It’s time to return to one of my favorite techniques to use with encaustic: “Photos in Wax”. Join me in the studio for this 2-day workshop and learn to combine photographs with encaustic—adding character to your photos and giving them a special one-of-a-kind “hand colored” look. Even if you are new to encaustic, this will be a fun and creative workshop to try.

We will cover different ways to use this technique:

  • Encaustic over photos that have been printed and glued to a wood panel
  • Photocopies transferred onto wax
  • Embedding images within layers

Demonstrations, some group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with me will fill out each day. This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to add to your creative toolbox!

As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. You will be asked to email in advance of the workshop one image that will be printed and glued to a panel and ready for you to use on Saturday; then bring with you 3 or 4 additional photos to use in class. More details will be provided in a separate email in advance of the workshop.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled event.


Date and Time

Sat, March 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, March 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
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What Participants Say…

“I just want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, humor, knowledge and expertise! I think you are an amazing teacher and facilitator. You balance info, discussions, demos and work time so naturally. It is very comfy and relaxed yet professional. The freedom to play along with the range of materials and sharing is just such a wonderful atmosphere for growth. You rock!!”

“This was the most enjoyable class I have ever taken. Thank you for your hospitality, kindness, and professionalism.”

“My first venture into encaustic and I love it. I’m hooked. Candace is an excellent teacher. I felt totally welcomed and look forward to more workshops.”

“Thank you, that was a fun class, it gave me a creative spark.”

“I had a wonderful time and am looking forward to doing more.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the encaustic mini-meltdown! I am usually finished with workshops hours before everyone else, but this new adventure captured my creative spirit.”

“Can’t wait to come back. The atmosphere and you are so calming, the instruction clear, fun and helpful.”


I recorded these video demonstrations of encaustic painting for a presentation to a local group of artists. Click on a video to start or on the Playlist icon in the upper right to watch individual segments.

Overview & Basic Process

Additional Techniques



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The Art of Encaustic Painting
By Joanne Mattera
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001

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Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
By Lissa Rankin
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010

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Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility
By Daniella Woolf
Santa Cruz: Waxy Buildup Press, 2010

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Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax
By Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
Cincinnati: North Light Books, 2009

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R&F Paints
Kingston, NY
(800) 206-8088

Manufacturer of encaustic paints, oil sticks, other products. High quality. Online resource for all kinds of encaustic information, forums, and workshops they teach. Ask about our selection of R&F products available for purchase.

Enkaustikos! Wax Art Supplies
Rochester, NY
(800) 836-8940

Manufacturer of encaustic paints. Sells wax, resin, medium, encaustic paints, specialty tools.

Dick Blick, also Utrecht Art Supplies
Galesburg, IL
(800) 477-8192

Pigments, wax, encaustic paint, brushes, tools, panels. Sells both R&F and Enkaustikos brand supplies.

Swans Candles
Lakewood, WA
(253) 584-4666

Discounted bulk supplier of beeswax, damar resin, and misc. items.


Candace Law is an encaustic mixed-media artist. Much of her current work blends an interest in the decayed industrial age and man-made objects with the abstract—as expressed through drawing, found objects, mixed media and encaustic.

Candace has exhibited in several solo shows, as well as numerous regional and national exhibitions—both invitational and juried competitions. She works full-time from her studio in Hazel Park (MI).

Visit CandaceLaw.com to see a selection of her artwork and to learn more.


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