Embracing Imperfections: Wabi-Sabi Encaustic Workshop

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January 18, 2024
8 Chemin Mill Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8
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Ever heard of Wabi-Sabi? No, it's not the latest sushi trend, but it's just as delightful! This Japanese philosophy embraces imperfection and finds beauty in the most unexpected places. And guess what? You can dive into this world of discovery through the captivating medium of encaustic wax at the 3 Wabi-Sabi Encaustic Workshop!

Getting Messy with Encaustic: What to Expect

Picture this: you, nestled in the serene La Fab Art and Cultural Center, just a stone's throw away from the bustling heart of Ottawa. In this cozy nook, you're about to embark on a creative adventure. Don't worry if you're new to encaustic painting; this workshop is tailor-made for beginners!

Unveiling the Magic of Encaustic

So, what exactly is encaustic? It's an ancient art form encapsulated in a Greek word meaning "to heat or burn in." Sounds intriguing, right? The process involves melting natural beeswax and dammar resin, a crystallized tree sap, to create a versatile medium. Here's where the fun begins!

Painting with Fire: The Workshop Experience

At this workshop, you'll get your hands messy (in the most artistic way possible!) as you learn the ins and outs of encaustic art. From layering and mixing colors to experimenting with textures and embedding materials like tissue papers, gold leaf, silver leaf, and even alcohol inks – this is your playground!

Workshop Details

  • Date: January 18, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: La Fab Sur Mill, Chelsea Quebec
  • What's Included: All supplies (Yes, you read that right!)

Conclusion: Bringing Wabi-Sabi Home

Imagine leaving the workshop with not just newfound skills but also your own creations – postcard-sized encaustic wonders ready to adorn your space! Embrace imperfection, play with wax, and discover the beauty in the raw and unfinished. This isn't just about art; it's about infusing the Wabi-Sabi spirit into your life.

So, are you ready to melt away your worries and paint your way into imperfection? Come join the Wabi-Sabi Encaustic Workshop, where mistakes are masterpieces in the making!