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Upwards Art Studio


Upwards Art Studio combines art supply retail with workshops. We carry a wide variety of art supplies including a huge range of encaustic painting materials. We also have supplies for acrylic, oil, watercolour, and gouache painting. We have a large selection of drawing, collage, and printing supplies. We carry brands such as R&F, Enkaustikos, Speedball, Sculpey, Golden, Liquitex, Crayola, Derwent, Apollon-Gotick, StencilGirl, and Gamblin. We are located in the heart of the River District in downtown Owen Sound.
We offer a wide range of classes for children, youth, and adults. We run classes that focus mainly on mixed media and encaustic techniques (which is painting with molten waxes and fire). We also offer private workshop opportunities for small groups. You can sign up for our workshops online at
Open Studio space for availble to artists who want to create in a brightly lit, well stocked, studio in the heart of the city.
We are honoured to have been awarded the Best New Business of the Year in 2023 by the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce!
We are on the organizing committee for the Owen Sound Community Studio Tour. To find out more or to register visit:
We are also coordinating the inaugural Canadian Encaustic Conference to be held in 2025 in our beautiful city. Check out for more information.
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Retail Products & Services

975 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 2H5