Encaustics & Mixed Media

June 24 - 28

Encaustics & Mixed Media

WEEK ONE (5-day): June 24 – 28, 2019   Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Encaustics & Mixed Media

Discover the wonderful opportunities mixed media encaustic has to offer. This 2,000 year old process uses refined white beeswax and damar crystals melted together to form a strong archival compound that can be used to fuse and transfer images to its surface. You’ll be amazed by its limitless flexibility and creative potential using photography and mixed media.

This class will focus on creative exploration and innovative mixed media techniques using encaustic medium and paints; image transfer techniques; plaster and joint compounds; sprayed stencils and masks; oil rubs and stains; incising; and much more!

Push your encaustic art up to the next level with this upbeat, technique-rich class.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $723 (Includes $681 tuition and $42 for specific supplies provided by the instructor which include 8 encaustic pucks.)

Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Tony Bounsall

Tony has been working professionally as a commercial photographer/graphic designer for thirty years and is a photo arts graduate (BAPA) from Ryerson Polytechnical University. He is currently on the Faculty of The Vancouver Island School of Art teaching Collage, Alternative Photography, Photo-Based Mixed Media and Printmaking Tony has also taught classes and workshops at The Coast Collective, The Old School House in Qualicum Beach, MISSA (Metchosin International summer School of the Arts) and UVic-Continuing Studies, Camosun College-Continuing Studies and Red Deer College Series Summer Arts School and Leading Edge Workshops in Calgary. Tony is also past board president and participating Board member of MISSA.

In 2013 He received a Saanich Legacy Grant for an Artist in residence program for young adults called “Holga Dreams” and completed an Artist in Residency at Shawnigan Lake School in 2014. Over the last 15 years, Tony has worked in several different mediums, including digital artwork, iPhoneography, alternative based photography, mixed media, collage, printmaking and encaustics. His classes are innovative, relaxed and inclusive. His work draws inspiration from his travels, technical drawings and illustrations, vintage photography, birds/crows and his love of nature. He exhibits and sells his own fine art prints and mixed media work throughout North America.



Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.


Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.