Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 4 pm for a workshop you won’t want to miss! Let’s have some hot fun and create with shellac and wax.

If you’ve never tried it, this is a great time to see the really lovely effects this technique can produce on your encaustic artwork.

The main attraction of the day will be shellac in various colors—even custom ones. We’ll start in the classroom and prepare a few of our panels with medium and layers of paint, then we’ll move outside to see and explore the magic of this material.

I will also talk about and demonstrate other materials that can be burned as part of your encaustic creation. You’ll have a chance to try burning tar paper, wood glue, and even gesso.

As an added bonus, I will talk about and demonstrate shou sugi ban, a Japanese process of burning wood to preserve it and give it an exquisite finish. Use it to give a unique look to the cradled edges of a wood panel. You won’t want to miss this!

New to encaustic, or been away from it for awhile? This is a great time to give it a try, or come and remind yourself just how wonderful and versatile this medium is. There will be ample time for learning the basics and warming up.

As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. Demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with the instructor will fill out the day.

Class size is limited, so sign up early!

With the CDC’s COVID risk for Oakland County again at a “High” level, we ask that you wear a face mask, especially during the demonstrations and group discussions. Hand sanitizer is available for you to use, too.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. 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 workshop.


1-Day Workshop: $165

Date and Time

Saturday, August 27
10 am – 4 pm


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