Supria Karmakar


Workshops are held at Supria's Designs Studio in Elora, unless otherwise noted. Custom workshops for your special occasion, event, or group can be arranged in alternate locations, please email or call me to discuss options for a custom workshop.

Please email to register or make inquiries.

Please keep a copy of your registration; registration will be confirmed upon receipt. Dates below as follows (please scroll within the box):


"After spending an amazing day in Supria's encaustic painting workshop, I knew that there was something special about her and asked her to organize an “Inner Diva” day for the women in my family. The workshop delivered above and beyond my expectations. Creating the work forced each of us to reflect on what it is that is special about us, our lives and who we are as women in this world. The work that we produced was very powerful. Sharing what we had created with each other was poignant and uplifting. There was a lot of laughter, some tears and warm hugs. Using art to bring people together in this manner is powerfully cathartic and one of the most valuable family experiences I have had. Thanks to Supria who made it all possible". ~AR

At this time I am taking a break from teaching classes out of my studio; however, I am open and available to teach custom designed art workshops out of other studio spaces, schools or for your special event.  Please contact me if interested in a quote on a custom designed class, program or workshop. 

Check back here regularly for news of upcoming special workshops.

Email: or call: 519-829-9312

Description of Classes and Levels below:

The Encaustic ‘Beginner’s’ (formally called Level 1 ) will cover an introduction to encaustic, basic fusing techniques, safety issues, use of collage materials, using various papers, handmade, heavier papers, archival tissue, layering and making your own encaustic medium.

The Encaustic ‘Beyond Collage’ (formally Level 2 ) will cover the use of photocopy image transfers (black and white & colour), rub-ons, charcoal, oil pastels, wax pastels, using gold/copper/aluminum leaf, use of oil sticks, the encaustic iron and other hot tools.

The Encaustic ‘Texture Galore’ (formally Level 3 ) will cover masking off areas, building raised areas with encaustics, building texture using dry brushing, stencils, use of stamps (wood and rubber), adding a crack technique, dry wall plaster, and other found objects to create more texture.

The Encaustic ‘Pushing the boundaries’ (Level 4) will cover using alcohol inks, water colour, indian inks, mica, glass and textiles and using drywall plaster into encaustics.

The Encaustic ‘Mono Printing’ (Level 5 ) will cover Mono-printing on various japanese papers, using a hot-box and mono-printing with these papers and then including these mono-prints on wood substrates. Then adding various textures on top to complete a two dimensional piece or to incorporate the encaustic papers into a book. Mono-printing kit available for sale: includes an anodized aluminum plate (19 x 10 inches)& bamboo baren.

Beyond the Cover - Beeswax Meets Mica Altered Book Assemblage, Summer Intensive Program, 3 & 1/2 day retreat for adults. Using the luminous elements of beeswax, the organic shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is birthed in a unique personal assemblage.

Together, Patrice Baker and Supria Karmakar will be altering books with you to create a unique piece of personal art. We will build spaces in the book to fill with your treasures and trinkets. We will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page within the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect. Pulling the whole book together with the luscious quality of encaustic.

Altered Books - The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle or transform existing books into new works of art, using numerous collage techniques. This workshop will cover an introduction to collage techniques using an old hardcover book to alter, using embellishments, such as beads, metal letters, photocopies, photos, journaling, fiber, etc. Creating niches, drawers and windows within the old book.

No experience is necessary for any of the programs offered. Most all supplies are provided with the fee for the program. To save your spot in or for a complete brochure for more information on any of the classes, please contact Supria Karmakar 519-829-9312 or by E-mail:

Please choose a first, second and/or third preferred date when registering (see registration form). Returning students receive 10% off OR Register with another person and receive 10% off. Workshops are run based on a minimum of four participants and a maximum of six to eight depending on location.

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