Kim was first introduced to encaustic art while facilitating arts based programming for federally sentenced women. She instantly fell in love with the freedom and experiential creative process of painting with beeswax and heat.
The spontaneous nature of this unique medium allows participants to let go of any intentions and really sink into the moment; and more importantly, to play! Kim see's encaustic painting as a strong catalyst to support community engagement, and a powerful way to bring people together through a shared, creative experience.
Kim has been creating and teaching encaustics for many years and has run workshops with federally sentenced women, at risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, individuals living with addictions and mental health considerations, and many others in the community looking to explore and engage with their creative side.
She holds a BA in Criminology and English, with a minor in Psychology, as well as a Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation, and a Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers.
Her own work is inspired greatly by the rural Ontario landscape and often incorporates repurposed materials and natural plants and fibres harvested straight from a local farm, garden, or forest.
Kim regularly teaches encaustic workshops at The Hive Encaustic Studio, but also travels throughout Ontario to teach and bring this amazing medium to as many people as she can!
Classes & Workshops
Give It A Whirl
Encaustic Art Cards
Full Day Introduction to Encaustics
2 Day Intensive Introduction to Encaustics
4 Day Immersive Introudction to Encaustics
Creative Flow Class
Encaustic Level II
Full workshop descriptions and booking information can be found at www.edgeofgrey.ca. Make sure to sign up for my mailing list as well.
Want to chat directly, no problem! Just give me a call at 519-497-7646 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private bookings, 1:1 instruction, and Individualized Creative Planning sessions are also available.