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Wax On Wax Off: Pyrography & Encaustic Techniques

June 22, 2019 – June 23, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Wax On Wax Off is a two-day excursion into the realm of encaustics and mixed media where students will get the chance to create two unique 8×8 inch pieces completely from scratch. With the help of encaustic artist Kylie T. Millar, students will play with watercolour, wood-burning, embedding materials and, of course, painting with encaustic wax.

DATE: JUNE 22 – 23, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kylie T. Millar
AGE: 16+

$200 Arts Whistler Member
$225 Non-Member
Additional supply cost: $110

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Workshop Details

On day one, students will create base layers and unique ephemera that will lead into day two where the materials start to connect and combine in their final abstract art pieces. No experience needed.


Instructor Bio

Kylie T Millar studied at UBC Okanagan and explored as many mediums as she could. Since then, the malleable and concrete qualities of wax captured her imagination and has yet to lose it’s allure. Kylie was born on the coast of BC and since found her home in Pemberton.

As an encaustic artist, she has always gravitated back to the blues and greens that engulf this magical part of the world. Enticed by the universes many chemical reactions, she turned to a medium that includes them all. Encaustic wax is a melt-able, mixable, and malleable medium that has been used for centuries and has recently found new life in the art world. Millar’s second passion is teaching. She encourages her students to banish the all too common saying, “I can’t even draw a stick man!”. Everyone has an inner artist and only needs to be given the opportunity to play!

Check out the instructor’s work: kylietmillar.com



All supplies included in the additional supply cost of $110


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4kms south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with afull-servicee kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator. Get directions.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

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