Lucie Duclos - Beeswax Collage Techniques (Online); Friday, May 7, 2021

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.
Please note, the Technique Takeaways are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for 30 days.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time (5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time)

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor via the Zoom chat box and will have access to the recorded session for 30 days. You will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode the day before the talk. To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of beeswax collage. Using natural filtered beeswax as adhesive, a crock pot and a mini quilting iron, I will show you how to build up layers and play with transparency using a collection of recycled and hand-painted papers, tissue paper, thread and other found objects. 

Beeswax can be applied to a variety of surfaces but in this demo I will use wood panel. You can also dip dimensional items into melted beeswax, and then apply them to your artwork. Beeswax becomes more opaque as more layers are added. As you build up your coats, you will bring out the dreamy, soft-focus quality of the material. I suspect you will fall in love, as I did, with this beautiful and fragrant collage technique.

Lucie Duclos is a designer, art instructor and mixed media artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has a popular series of online classes on and has taught over 13,000 students between her 13 classes on the platform. She works with a lot of different mediums and techniques from pen and ink to watercolor, printmaking, encaustics, collage, acrylics, gouache and bookmaking. 

She was the cover artist for UPPERCASE magazine issue 41 and has been a guest speaker on several international podcasts. She also designs fabric and wallpaper for and teaches mixed media workshops in Canada and the United States. She loves to experiment and share inspiration on instagram @lucieduclos. You can also find more info on her website at

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