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 (Guest Artist) 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.

No experience is necessary. To save your spot in this exciting summer creative session, or for a complete brochure for more information email:supria@supriakarmakar.com

Dates: Thursday June 9th, 2pm to Sunday June 12th, 4pm - 3 and half days of creative play.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

2016 Dates for Beyond the Cover are set

New dates are set for Beyond the Cover Altered Books with Encaustic and Mica has been set.  

Thursday June 9th starting at 2 pm
to Sunday June 12th 5pm.

3 1/2 days of encaustic play with an old hardcover book, mica, assemblage and wonderful company of other creative souls.  To register email:  supria@supriakarmakar.com or for more information contact  Supria Karmakar


Friday, July 17, 2015

A few more weeks to register for the 2015 Beyond the Cover Play Shop

We are so excited about hosting the 2015 Beyond the Cover - Encaustic meets Mica Altered Book Play Shop…starts August 6th 2pm for three and half days.    There are a few spots left, we have some exciting things to teach.

I am also excited about sharing some exciting news about a new upcoming book show to start thinking about creating work for…new info. to follow soon.

Inside Terra Incognita, Encaustic Altered Book with Mica.  



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Summer 2015 Beyond the Cover - Beeswax (encaustic) meets Mica Altered Book workshop returns

Once again this summer the Beyond the Cover - Encaustic and Mica play shop will run from Thursday August 6th 2pm to Sunday August 9th 5pm.

Join in for a delightful creative retreat on altered books, encaustic and mica.  Have fun playing with mixed media creations.  Delicious lunches, and a company of other creative souls. 

For more details or for a detailed brochure contact:  supria@supriakarmakar.com

Detail from Migrating Patterns, Altered book and encaustic by Supria Karmakar.

 Cycles of time, Altered book with Mica and encaustic by Supria Karmakar.


Above and below:  Eye on the Prize, encaustic altered book with mica by Supria Karmakar



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Beyond the Cover 2014 Dates are set. Come join Patrice Baker and Supria Karmakar on an altered book arts retreat...

Beyond the Cover, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book with Mica intensive summer workshop is back Thursday July 17th, 2:00 pm to Sunday July 20th, ends at 5:00 pm at Silverfish Studios in Fergus.  For a brochure and more information please email either:  Supria at supria@supriakarmakar.com or Pat at silverfish925@sympatico.ca

"Terra Incognita", Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book with Mica by Supria Karmakar

"Migrating Patterns", Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book by Supria Karmakar

Above Detail of "Migrating Patterns", Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book by Supria Karmakar

Using the luminous elements of  beeswax, the organic, shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is transformed in a unique, personal assemblage.
en·caus·tic:A medium consisting of beeswax, resin and oil paints, applied in molten form and then fixed with heat after its application
mica: A heat resistant group of minerals that can be split easily into thin, transparent sheets
altered book:A form of mixed media art that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning
assemblage (art):An artistic process in which a three-dimensional artistic composition is made from putting together a variety of objects
Supria Karmakar and Patrice Baker 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. We will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page in the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect.  Encaustic will then be used to embellish your altered book into a unique assemblage.  No experience is necessary. 

Join us to create your very own encaustic altered book with mica elements with Patrice Baker of Silverfish studios and Supria Karmakar of Supria's Designs.  Register early to save your spot.  Costs:  $ 320 (includes 3 vegetarian lunches, 1 dinner) for 3.5 days.  Material fee:  $175 Materials include:  Encaustic medium, oil paints, Mica sheets, metal leaf, collage materials, glues, acrylic medium and heavy gel, embellishments, some hardware, rivets, brads, matchboxes.  Where: Silverfish Studios - 15 Grandview Road, Fergus, ON. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beyond the Cover Returns Again this Summer 2013


Terra Incognita, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book, 2012

Beyond the Cover, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book with Mica intensive summer workshop is back  Thursday July 18th, 2:00 pm to Sunday July 21st, ends at 5:00 pm at Silverfish Studios in Fergus.  For a brochure and more information please email either:  Supria at supria@supriakarmakar.com or Pat at silverfish925@sympatico.ca


Migrating Patterns, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book, 2012

Using the luminous elements of  beeswax, the organic, shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is transformed in a unique, personal assemblage.
en·caus·tic:A medium consisting of beeswax, resin and oil paints, applied in molten form and then fixed with heat after its application
mica: A heat resistant group of minerals that can be split easily into thin, transparent sheets
altered book:A form of mixed media art that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning
assemblage (art):An artistic process in which a three-dimensional artistic composition is made from putting together a variety of objects
Supria Karmakar and Patrice Baker 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. We will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page in the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect.  Encaustic will then be used to embellish your altered book into a unique assemblage.  No experience is necessary. 

Join us to create your very own encaustic altered book with mica elements with Patrice Baker of Silverfish studios and Supria Karmakar of Supria's Designs.  Register early to save your spot.Costs:  $ 320 (includes 3 vegetarian lunches, 1 dinner) for 3.5 daysMaterial fee:  $175 Materials include:  Encaustic medium, oil paints, Mica sheets, metal leaf, collage materials, glues, acrylic medium and heavy gel, embellishments, some hardware, rivets, brads, matchboxes.Where: Supria's Designs Studio - 50 First Line Road, Elora, ON. N0B 1S0


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beyond the Cover Encaustic Altered book with Mica, Summer intensive playshop returns this summer 2012 - Register early

Beyond the Cover returns this summer 2012


New dates are Thurs. July 26th 2 p.m. to Sunday July 29th 4 p.m. - 3. 5 days of art and creativity.



Using the luminous elements of  beeswax, the organic, shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is transformed in a unique, personal assemblage.
en·caus·tic:
A medium consisting of beeswax, resin and oil paints, applied in molten form and then fixed with heat after its application
mica: 
A heat resistant group of minerals that can be split easily into thin, transparent sheets
altered book:
A form of mixed media art that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning
assemblage (art):
An artistic process in which a three-dimensional artistic composition is made from putting together a variety of objects
Supria Karmakar and Patrice Baker 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. We will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page in the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect.  Encaustic will then be used to embellish your altered book into a unique assemblage.  No experience is necessary. 

Join us to create your very own encaustic altered book with mica elements with Patrice Baker of Silverfish studios and Supria Karmakar of Supria's Designs.  


Register early to save your spot.
Costs:  $ 320 (includes 3 vegetarian lunches, 1 dinner) for 3.5 days
Material fee:  $150 
Materials include:  Encaustic medium, oil paints, Mica sheets, metal leaf, collage materials, glues, acrylic medium and heavy gel, embellishments, some hardware, rivets, brads, matchboxes.
Where: Silverfish Studios
15 Grandview Avenue, Fergus, ON.  


Space is limited..Register early with Patrice Baker at:  silverfish925@sympatico.ca