Come and take a fun One or Two-Day encaustic painting workshop with master Encaustic Painter Andrew Csafordi and learn about this ancient Greek painting technique that uses natural aromatic melted beeswax and oil paint mixed in for colour!
A very friendly medium, the fast drying time allows one to create captivating works that will ignite the imagination. The warm liquid wax is applied to a wooden surface with brushes. Each layer is then gently fused using heat, resulting in a luminescent painting. The results will delight and surprise you! No experience is necessary.
Relax and be inspired while painting in a beautiful relaxing environment in the tranquil countryside. All Summer Workshops take place in Andrew's studio or our new outdoor gazebo (weather permitting). All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
UPCOMING 2021 WORKSHOP DATES:
Summer 2021 - Mid-Week: Tues-Wed
Fall 2021 - Weekends: Sat-Sun
NEW FOR 2021! We have partnered with THE COUNTY PICNIC to provide a delicious picnic lunch for each day of your workshop! The picnic lunches are made with 100% local, gourmet products made right here in Prince Edward County. Specific items differ with the season and availability, but all picnics will include a gourmet sandwich, artisanal soft drink, and individual graze boxes complete with cheese, charcuterie, dips and accoutrements, fresh seasonal produce and dessert. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Book a "Stay & Play Package"
Combine your encaustic painting workshop with a stay nearby at The Inn at Huff Estates (huffestates.com); Breakaway Guest Suite (airbnb.ca) or Angeline’s Inn (angelinesinn.com) in Bloomfield, Please contact them directly to make reservations.
Each workshops requires a Minimum 2 / Maximum 4 Persons. Friend or Family groups of 2 or more can arrange their own dates and times with the instructor.
All workshops include professional instruction by master encaustic painter, Andrew Csafordi: a workbook, all materials, lunch provided by THE COUNTY PICNIC for each workshop day, light refreshments & snacks. There's is a max of 4 persons per workshop.
To Register or for more information, call Andrew Csafordi at: (613) 393-1572. We accept debit. e-transfer and all major credit cards. Gift certificates are available.
ANDREW CSAFORDI is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto where he majored in drawing and painting, design and communication. He is a master of the ancient technique of painting with melted beeswax (encaustic painting). His impressionist works invite viewers to become explorers within his luminous compositions. Andrew’s paintings hold pride of place in both corporate and private collections.
THE COUNTY PICNIC is owned by Andrea Macdonald and Edu Rodriguez - a Canadian / Spanish couple who have come home to Ontario after a decade working as professional tour guides around Europe. Andrea is also an accomplished travel writer who has co-authored two editions of Fodor's Travel Guides. Edu has designed and managed food tours in Rioja, Rome, Amalfi and Tuscany, as well as Niagara and Toronto.