Ontario Encaustic Workshops
Andrea has been teaching creative workshops for the past twenty years, since her graduation from the Ontario College of Art & Design. She became intrigued with encaustic in 2001, after taking a workshop at OCAD and then another intensive workshop at the R&F Encaustic School in New York state in 2004.
Andrea loves to teach this wonderful medium, as students enjoy the process of working with wax so much! There is such a sense of spontaneity in the class or workshop, and she is happy to be a part of such creativity. Now with ‘the hive’… thier beautiful school/studio and gallery in the historic Alton Mill (www.altonmill.ca) teaching is better than ever! Buzz by the hive and see! Open Studio times are available for those who have taken a workshop with Andrea in the past… a great way to spend a day or half a day!
To learn more, check out our encaustic faq’s.
Some testimonials from students
“Thank you for a wonderful weekend. You are an excellent teacher!” -Heather, Southampton Art School, September ’09
“The most organized and giving instructor that I have ever had at the Art School.” – Sandra, Southampton Art School, September ’09
“You have introduced me to a new passion! I love this medium and can’t wait to do more. Thanks for a great day!!” – Roberta, The Colour Jar in Durham, March ’09
“… very relaxed and fun class, Andrea’s organization was great and very thought out…” - Wendy, St. Thomas Artists’ Guild, April ’08
“Students felt free to ask any questions, Andrea’s style was precise and very comfortable… this was the most interesting workshop I’ve taken in a long time.” - Beth, St. Thomas Artists’ Guild, April ’08
Southampton School of Art – September 2009
Cancellation Policy: If student cancels 10 days or more before the class/workshop begins, they will be refunded the full amount (less$25 administration fee). If the cancellation happens 9 days or less before the class/workshop, there is no refund. It is possible to find a replacement for the spot, if discussed with Andrea.
Encaustic 1, 2, 3 & 4 are offered throughout the coming months, as well as Open Studio times and Give it a Whirl!
@ the Alton Mill (www.altonmill.ca)
Tania Wycherley’s NEW Photography and Encaustic Transfer Workshops – both one day and two days! May 11 and June 22/23rd at ‘the hive’ in the historic Alton Mill, ON!
Photography and Encaustic! We are delighted to have a guest teacher coming into ‘the hive’ in May and June of 2013! This wonderful teacher, Tania Wycherley, will be offering new workshops in colour photocopy transfering, utilizing all kinds of exciting techniques both under and over the transfers: collage, wax pastel, stamping, colour glazing, and much more! [...][continue reading...]
New Schedule now up! April – June 2013 for encaustic workshops @ the hive, in Alton, ON – See what the buzz is about!
Hi there… here is ‘the hive’ teaching schedule … now all workshops are posted until the end of August 2013! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: andrea – 519-323-3437. The hive is in the beautiful and historic Alton Mill Creative Arts Centre, near Orangeville, ON www.altonmill.ca Workshops include full day, two day, and half-day options, [...][continue reading...]
Home again home again but there is part of me that is still riding my bike through the dunes, wandering the halls of the Hotel Fair (great work!), and taking in so much learning over the three days that the Conference was on. This is the 5th Annual Conference organized by Joanne Mattera, this year [...][continue reading...]
Live radio show – andrea bird talks about encaustic with mark lipinski! tune in…. june 8th at 4:15pm (EST) or check it out later on!
Home from the 5th Annual Encaustic Conference and ready to talk about it on the radio tomorrow in an interview! www.toginet.com and click on ‘listen live’ to find out about encaustic painting, the wonderful contemporary artists that use this luscious medium and how much I love it… interview takes place on Wed. June 8th at [...][continue reading...]
Spring Awakenings at the hive – Alton Mill on Apr. 30, May 1, 7 & 8th, 2011 (2 weekends only)… an art experience unlike any other!
Join us this weekend, and next (April 30, May 1st, 7th and 8th @ the Alton Mill (www.altonmill.ca) for Spring Awakenings, their yearly celebration of this time of year… there will be hands-on ‘Give it a Whirl!’s in the hive (studio 201)… with me at 11am, noon, 1pm and 3 pm each day. I will give [...][continue reading...]
New Workshops at the hive in Alton! Half-Day Intro. to Encaustic/Parent-Child Workshops/Advanced Encaustic 2,3 and 4!
Spring has delayed coming with this recent snow storm… but there is lots of new growth at the hive in Alton, ON! Workshops that have never existed before are available for all levels of experience. I’m so excited to be offering Encaustic 3 and 4 now… with many advanced techniques. There is still room in the [...][continue reading...]
NEW SCHEDULE! Updated Encaustic courses/workshops with andrea bird @the hive in alton! Feb.- June 2011…
New Schedule with exciting, never-before-offered workshops and courses! In response to the demand, there is now an Encaustic 4 and half-day introductory courses to encaustic, a parent/child workshop and the usual Encaustic 1, 2 & 3. Phew! Looks like it’s gearing up to be a busy and interesting year… please contact me if you have any [...][continue reading...]
Here is a detail of one of our new ‘composite series’: contemplation… we did this series in collaboration, ”we” would be Daniel Beirne and Andrea Bird. Hours: Open every weekend from 11am til 5pm until the end of Feb. (excluding Feb. 20/11) or by appointment: 519-323-3437 or 519-323-7611 (cell). Image of wall: the four new pieces [...][continue reading...]
‘the hive’ is buzzing with students, visitors & artists these days – come by and check it out! www.altonmill.ca
On Thanksgiving weekend, the second workshop took place at the hive, and it was another wonderful day of exploration. We have so much to be thankful for: the community of artists at the Mill, the beautiful surroundings and river rushing by, the colours of the trees this year, and our warm, vibrant new teaching [...][continue reading...]
Five-day workshops at Wellington County Museum & The Southampton School of Art: Plans underway for Summer 2011… July 4-8 @ Wellington County Museum, and in August @ Southampton! (Dates to be announced.) Just added… workshops at Meta4 Gallery/art school in March 2011, in Port Perry, ON. See workshops coming up this autumn at The Alton [...][continue reading...]