Opus Curates – An Introduction to Encaustic and Pigment Sticks

April 14, 2022


An Introduction to Encaustic and Pigment Sticks
Megan MacDonalds

Course: Thursday 14, 21,28  & May 5 2022, 5:45pm

Immerse yourself into the process of encaustic painting! With instructor Megan MacDonald, learn to combine layers of molten beeswax and pigments and fuse the layers together with heat to create one-of-a-kind, luminous, depth-filled paintings. The surface of the encaustic painting can be built up, scraped back, drawn on, and carved into. The possibilities are endless.

Materials for the first class will be supplied. Students will then be given an Opus coupon and can purchase materials for the rest of the series at Opus at a discount.

– 1-2lbs Encaustic Medium (Jacquard or R&F)
– 2-3 Substrates (Cradle Boards, Encaustic Board or Claybord)
Assorted R&F Pigment Sticks

Optional materials:
R&F or Encaustiko’s encaustic paints
– Mark Making Tools

Additional materials will be supplied in class.

This workshop runs Thursdays from April 14–May 5. A single registration is $350, and includes all four classes in the series.


Please note that masks remain mandatory throughout the RCA, including when taking classes in the Harmony Honda Studio. Patrons may only remove their masks temporarily, while actively eating or drinking.

About Opus Curates:

Opus Curates is a workshop series specially curated by artist-instructors associated with Opus Art Supplies. This series aims to inspire and grow the Okanagan arts community through classes taught by top-notch art instructors. This collection of workshops will be led by exceptional and experienced teachers who are eager to share their knowledge of their artform, stimulate creativity, and spread the joy that artmaking brings. These instructors want to inspire and challenge their students to make art that is meaningful and fulfills the deep need we have to be creative in our lives. The RCA is proud to partner with Opus on this exciting series of classes. Opus is located at 1357 Ellis Street in Kelowna’s Cultural District.


April 14, 2022
5:45 pm