Workshops 2018/2019


Student can register either personally at the LIBA Art Studio, by email (the registration form is sent by email and the fee is paid by money e-transter to ) or he/she can register online.  In the case, that student would like to register personally in the studio, please contact Liba at  to set up an appointment for the registration. The list of art supplies including the list of art supplies stores and the ID cards that qualify student for 10%discount for art supplies on the list at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art is provided once the registration is complete.


The fee is accepted by money e-transfer, by cheque made to LIBA Art Studio or by cash.


Workshops registration form: 




Pouring Acrylic Techniques

September 22nd , 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LIBA Art Studio, Dalhousie NW Calgary

The fee: $ 125 incl. GST (art supplies are not included). Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took this workshop in past qualify for $15 discount. Only one discount will apply.

Achieving consistent results with acrylic pouring media can be frustrating and costly. Students in this workshop will learn about pouring formulas, variety of techniques, surfaces, materials and tools used with pouring art creating. Experimenting with materials, techniques and processes will be encouraged. This workshop is designed for students of all ages (7 +), levels of experience and interests. Students do not have to have any experience in visual art. Max 5 students can be registered.





Encaustic Painting & Collage

November 3rd, 2018
February 23rd, 2019

April 13th, 2019


You can register online, by email or personally at the LIBA Art Studio in Dalhousie, NW Calgary. Please contact Liba at to receive the registration form, list of art supplies and ID discount cards by email or to set up an appointment for the registration.

Registration form: 

The fee: $ 167 incl. GST (art supplies are not included; can be shared). Some tools can be shared and borrowed from Liba. Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took encaustic workshop in the past qualify for $ 20 discount . Only one discoount will be applied. 

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 world “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. It was re-discovered again in 18th century and it was reviewed in the twentieth century largely by Jasper Johns. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn in this workshop about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. “Encaustic Painting & Collage”workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required. Students have to be min 13 years old. Max. 12 students can be registered.








Cold Wax in Art

September 29th & 30th, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(Saturday and Sunday)


Please register at


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 two days' workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest.