Workshops



Workshops are held either online or in person at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction, Wheatland Society of Arts, and at the LIBA Art Studio. Please visit this page often for more information and dates of workshops. It is updated regurarly.

 

REGISTRATION


Unless it is stated differently, please register for the workshops through this page. Registration forms are posted bellow. 

 

Please make a payment either online (the fee is higher to cover PayPal fees) or by money e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com . Another option is to pay by certified cheque made to LIBA Art Studio. Please email me for the address if you will decide for this option. Thank you! You will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify you for a discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized. Please know that without the fee you are not registered for the workshop/s.



KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY & INSTRUCTION

120, 6999 11 St SE Calgary, AB

  



Cold Wax in Art

January 28th, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $ 145,- incl.GST (art materials are not included)

Estimated cost for art material: $ 80 -

Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

Max 10 students can be registered.

 

Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax that adds body, transparency and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing medium so artist does not have to worry about a lot of the oil painting rules he/she may have learned in the past. Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials that can be used with cold wax. They will also learn how to use variety of painting media together with cold wax and how to create layers and glazes to build the painting up. Every student will be provided with individual attention and feedback. This one day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. Student has to be min. 8 year old. 


Exaples of students' cold wax artworks



Registration form:
https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 
 

Please know that online payment is $ 6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

 




Encaustic & Collage

February 18th, 2023 (one day workshop)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 175, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art material: $ 100, -

Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

Max 10 students can be registered.

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 word “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 and re-discovered again in 18th century. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn about the studio safety, how to make encaustic medium, create mono prints and photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork.

Experimentation will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.

Examples of students' encaustic artworks 

 


Registration form:
https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 


Please know that online payment is $ 6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.



Cyanotypes & Encaustic

March 11th & 12th (two days workshop)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 325, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art materials: $170, -
Registered students will receive discount ID card from my studio that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials for this workshop.

 

Max 10 students can be registered.

 

“Cyanotype is a 170-year-old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark prussian blue. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance.” The process was invented by Sir John Herschel, a brilliant astronomer and scientist, in 1842”“The word “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”. Students in this workshop will learn processes of art creating that contain alchemy of combining these two unique techniques. The first day of the workshop they will experiment with creating cyanotypes prints. They will learn how to use cyanotype chemicals is the cyanotype kit to create a light-sensitive solution which is then coated onto paper. Students will experiment with variety of natural materials and objects that will be placed on the coated paper and exposed to the UV light-sun.

Once printed as cyanotypes, the images can be glued to a wood panel or used as a surface for encaustic painting and other mediums. The second day of the workshop students will work with their cyanotypes prints and encaustic medium. They will learn about studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium and how to use it. I will share with my students tricks and common mistakes to avoid with creating art w using cyanotypes and encaustic. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or cyanotypes is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome. Students must be min 13 years old.

 

Exaples of students' encaustic & cyanotypes artworks

 


Registration form:
https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 

Please know that online fee if $10,- higher to cover PayPal fees.




Encaustic Monotypes with Gelli Press Plate

April 2nd, 2023 (one day workshop)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fee: $ 175, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)

Estimated cost for art materials: $ 120, -

Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.


Max 10 students can be registered.

 

Students in this workshop will experiment with encaustic techniques, materials, and gel press plates to create imaginative encaustic monotype artworks. This technique is a bit different than using gel press plate for acrylic prints. Even though, acrylic gelli prints, can be enhanced with encaustic, encaustic monotypes created with gel press plate can be used directly with encaustic techniques and processes. Students will  experiment with encaustic medium, encaustic pigments, materials and gel press plate to achieve a variety of effects in their artworks. They will also learn about the studio safety and how to make their own encaustic medium and how to use it. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. I will share with my students tricks and common mistakes to avoid in creating encaustic monotypes with gel press plate. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or gelli prints is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome Students must be min 13 years old.

 

Examples of Students' encaustic monotypes artworks


Registration form:

https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046

Please know that online fee is $ 6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

 

 

WHEATLAND SOCIETY OF ARTS

Sthratmore, AB

 


Cold Wax in Art

February 25th, 2023 (Saturday) 

 

For registration please contact Programming WSA at programming@wheatlandarts.ca 

 

Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax that adds body, transparency and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing medium so artist does not have to worry about a lot of the oil painting rules he/she may have learned in the past. Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials that can be used with cold wax. They will also learn how to use variety of painting media together with cold wax and how to create layers and glazes to build the painting up. Every student will be provided with individual attention and feedback. This one day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. 

 

 

Please contact me at liba@libaartstudio.com if you and your family/ friends would like to book a workshop with your own personalized theme. Thank you! I can teach this workshop online (max 8 students), in person in my studio (max. 4 students)  or at your home (max 6 students).