Encaustic Art Supplies & Workshops

Waxworks Encaustic Supplies

We are a family-run, Canadian encaustic art supplies business that offers secure online shopping for high-quality, affordable products (that we use ourselves!). We are artists and we want to share our enthusiasm for encaustic painting with you!
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Encaustic Medium

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A 5 to 1 ratio (beeswax to damar resin), ready for pigment to create encaustic paint. Our students and web customers love our encaustic medium!

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Hot Tools

Hot tools fuse the layers encaustic paint together. We carry a encaustic iron, and a stylus, both offering a variety of surface effects.

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Raw materials

Everything you need for making your own encaustic medium; local, naturally golden beeswax, filtered (clear) beeswax, and damar resin.

Encaustic workshops in the hive

The focus of our teaching is on creative exploration, personal expression and play!

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a variety of encaustic workshops for all levels of experience…

We run half and full-day encaustic workshops throughout the year at our encaustic school and studio ‘The Hive’

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The Hive

The hive’ is located in the beautiful and historic Alton Mill Arts Centre, located an hour NW of Toronto, ON. With over 25 artists studios, a cafe, galleries and walking trails, it is an inspiring and wonderful place to be(e)!

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Who We Are

Andrea Bird & Daniel Beirne : We met as students at the Ontario College of Art some decades ago, and fell in love with each other and making art. Exploring many mediums over the years, we’ve ended up falling in love with encaustic / mixed media and environmental sculpture.

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Andrea Bird + Daniel Beirne offer a variety of encaustic workshops for all levels – from beginner to advanced. There are specialized courses with guest teachers in encaustic combined with mixed media (Christina Lovisa), photography (Tania Wycherley) and accretion (Jane Burgess).

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a variety of encaustic workshops for all levels of experience...
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