Encaustic 'hot wax' art courses

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Encaustic art courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Encaustic or 'hot wax' art is the activity of using heated beeswax and colours to create art. Because of the nature of wax, sculpture can be incorporated into this wondrous craft, as can the use of other materials you might like to blend or melt in. The use of electric irons, hotplates and heated stylus has brought something of a resurgence of interest in encaustic art, though it was actually used by the ancient Egyptians in 100 AD! Come and join an encaustic art course, workshop or class and learn this beautiful, rare and ancient craft of encaustic artwork!

Courses run weekdays only - Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Contact Phil to book a time to suit you. During the workshop you will learn the techniques of encaustic wax painting. Phil will demonstrate and show you how to use this fantastic medium and you will produce several wax paintings which are yours to keep. By the end of the day you will be able to use the tools of encaustic wax painting to...
Encaustic art course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers. We will look at the wonder of painting with molten wax, using an iron and heated stylus. Students will be shown several techniques to get started, and then we will work on abstracts and landscapes as well as using the heated stylus to create more detail. Encaustic art is fabulous for beginners and for those who do not consider themselves 'artistic' because the results are instant...
If you are tempted by encaustic art don’t be afraid to come and have a go. Whether you are a complete novice at artwork or are skilled in other mediums it doesn’t matter. On the day of your course you will be able to use my encaustic tools, wax and paper. This will give you an opportunity to see if you enjoy the art form before purchasing a kit. 

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A one day introductory workshop for a maximum of TWO persons £120 per person. Sessions are planned on demand, so please contact me for a mutually convenient date. I run the day from my new workshop on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. I provide all materials, a light lunch and drinks throughout the day. During the session you will work on a hand-crafted cradled birch ply panel. You will learn about the tools, materials and...
Next course on 19th August 2017
These workshops run regularly every third sat of the month 1-3pm at The Velmore Centre Falkland Rd Chandlers Ford They've been running for over 3 years so lots of techniques have been learnt These workshops are relaxing and we have regular attendees we also have people that pop in now and again we welcome newcomers at any time
Intensive One on One Encaustic Wax Painting & Mixed Media, using hot molten wax and resin which is then combined with pigments. An intensive course for complete beginners and Artists wishing to learn a new medium. The course covers safe studio practice, making your own medium, the various substrates which can be used with encaustic, how to apply the wax medium using various heat tools such as blow torches and heat guns. You will learn...
Next course on 14th October 2017
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn the traditional craft of candle making, creating your own collection using various techniques developed during the day. In particular, you will be exploring the art of dipped, poured and rolled candles. The ancient technique of hand dipping candles remains unchanged today; repeatedly dipping a weighted wick in melted wax to create elegant candle. For the poured candle, you will indulge in the recent trend of up cycling...
This course is available Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Contact Phil to book a time and date to suit you. NB This course is for a minimum of two people @£35 each. (Individual taster session is £50). You will not believe how creative you are until you try this workshop. Suitable for everyone, an experience not to be missed and you will have fun - what's not to like. During the workshop you will...
Next course on 16th November 2017
One day encaustic art workshop with Toni Peers at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. If you are interested in creating beautifully vivid pictures but don’t have the confidence, or you would like to add a new medium to your artistic palette, why not take the opportunity to learn encaustic art. Encaustic art, or painting with molten wax, is a modernised version of an ancient art form. We will use such tools as...
Next course on 23rd July 2017
Learn Encaustic Wax Art in a lesson in a fun and relaxed way. 10.30am to 3.30pm Wax art uses a low heat electric iron and coloured beeswax to create unique artworks. Coloured waxes are spread on to the iron base and smoothed on to the painting card. Different techniques are used to create a variety of textures and patterns that build to make these beautiful pictures. Each student will have their own work space, iron,...