Mixed Media


Hag Atelier is offering a new class that will give students an opportunity to work in a variety of media such as Acrylic, Watercolour, Oil and Oil Glazing, Encaustic, Charcoal, Oil Stick, Pastels and Graphite. You will be free to concentrate on one medium or you can try several. We will also explore how to combine several to create a piece in Mixed Media. Whether you are a novice or experienced, this class will give you the opportunity to hone your skills.The class runs for 5 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. Class sessions can be renewed monthly to continue until the end of May.

Thursday Evenings 6:00 to 9:00   •    5 week sessions   •   $200

Session I : October 15 to November 12, 2015

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Session II : November 12, 2015 to December 17, 2015

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Session III : January 7 to February 4, 2016

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Session IV : February 4 to March 10, 2016

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Session V : March 24 to April 21, 2016

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Session VI : April 28 to May 26, 2016

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open studio this fall


Hag Atelier studio is available for artists and students to work on independent projects.

Hag Atelier is a welcoming light filled open studio that is fully equiped for encaustic painting, with a powerful exhaust unit and hoods as well as a separate station for heat gun and iron. Each student is supplied with their own pan and storage area as well as access to brushes, tools and heating implements.  The studio has eight work stations, each with their own outlet and pan as well as storage area for the “regulars”. There is also a large reference library and sitting area with an overstuffed couch and funky chandelier.  Sit back, relax and puruse art books with a cup of tea.

Tuesday to Friday 11:00 to 5:00   •   $100/session

weekend classes this fall


join us this fall for Sunday encaustic classes starting

September 21,2014
October 19, 2014
November 16, 2014
December 14, 2014
January 25, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 22, 2015
April 19, 2015
May 17, 2015
June 14, 2015


back to school, teen mixed media classes

g_smith1allArtists. What makes you one? Is it your passion for the way the paints spreads as it will across the canvas? Is it the mesmerizing realization that you can bend reality, creating shadows and light in place you never thought possible? Is it the satisfying notion that your work hangs above someone’s bed, or in their kitchen, and that they feel things when they see it too?

There is no greater joy than that of expression. At Hag Atelier, Heather Gentleman, a full time artist from the Distillery District, creates a safe place for that creative fire to be ignited. As a long time student of Heather’s, it is my joy to make it known that she offers classes to teenagers, much like you and I, who crave to explore and delve into the inner confines of their minds, freeing their thoughts through sketching, encaustic, paint, sculpture, and mediums never before seen in Arts & Crafts class.

Heather Gentleman takes a white, airy, well-lit room in the Distillery and somehow manages for it to expand beyond its physical limits, creating a safe space where young adults come to explore, create and hone their skills. Throughout my experience at Hag Atelier, I connected not only with my creative side, but also with what the nature of art and creation can do for us.

Genevieve Smith    info@hagatelier.com



summer sessional

everyone hard at work at this weeks summer sessional


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 what a great way to spend a week,

experimenting, playing, being inspired , meeting new friends and building a body of work

Summer sessionals



Learn encaustic techniques such as collage, printing techniques, sculpture, gilding, printmaking methods and glazing techniques,  as well as health and safety issues. Hag Atelier is specially designed for group instruction with a powerful exhaust unit and hoods as well as a separate station for heat gun and iron.  You’ll be supplied with your own pan and storage area as well as access to brushes, tools and heating implements.
Explore, play and develop technique through individual instruction that will challenge you to develop a personal vision and artistic practice. This studio opportunity is structured around consultation with the instructor-as-mentor on materials, media, techniques, ideas, and process to create a unique body of work. The objective is to develop creativity and individual style. Class size capped at 8 students
class dates June 30th to July 4th
                  July  7th to July 11th
$395/week plus $30 wax fee

Evening encaustic session starting May 13

Join us May 13 – June 3

Tuesday evening  6:00 to 9:00   •    4 week sessions   •   $185 plus $25 Wax Fee




What I love the most about encaustic is the texture you can create

Working with Heather I was able to experiment and create these 9 canvases

Every week we would tackle several new techniques and at the end of our 4 week session I had created many works

Nancy Donaldson