Creative encaustic wax 2 hour taster session for two people



Learn encaustic art techniques with an experienced artist and tutor. You will not believe how creative you are until you try this workshop... Fantasy castles, unbelievable abstracts, fabulous flowers, landscapes - all this and more awaits!

This course is available Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Contact Phil to book a time and date to suit you.
NB This taster course can be taken as a one-to-one, please see my other listing.

Suitable for everyone, an experience not to be missed and you will have fun - what's not to like. During the workshop you will learn 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 session you will be able to use the basic tools of encaustic wax painting to produce your own work.

Phil provides a fun and informative workshop but be warned this form of art is highly addictive - you are going to love it!

The course will take place in my art studio overlooking my garden which is in the pretty village of Wilstone, near the Grand Union canal and the Wilstone reservoirs nature reserve (Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border). Easy, FREE parking available.

My cottage is three doors away from a picturesque pub which serves excellent affordable fayre. I only run courses for a maximum of two people and later courses can be tailored to your developing skills if required individually or in pairs.

Phil Madley is a specialist encaustic wax artist and not only teaches but does demonstrations and talks to art groups and societies throughout Southern England. He successfully exhibits his work mainly in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Phil has a City & Guilds certificate in teaching adults and has experience teaching in colleges, art groups and working with individuals. He has taught at Missenden Abbey - Summer schools and evening classes. Phil is a very creative and enthusiastic teacher and not only will you learn a great deal but it will be a fun and informative session - Prepare to be amazed!

Following the workshop you may wish to purchase a Phil Madley starter kit which consists of an encaustic iron, scriber, coloured waxes and encaustic card. A hot stylus pen is also available.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Use of all encaustic art tools, specialist iron, hot stylus, hot air gun, scriber, coloured waxes and encaustic card all included.
2 hours of tuition.
All artwork you produce is yours to keep. Free tea/coffee.

Easy, FREE parking available.


Phil Madley at Phil Madley

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50 Tring Road
HP23 4PD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Zoe - - #4640

I was looking for a creative outlet when I came across Phil's website. I'm not artistic but I enjoy colour and shape, so the freedom of this creative work looked like it would suit a novice. I took my sister and my twelve year old niece. We had an absolute ball! Phil's enthusiasm is catching and the technique is calming and engrossing. All three of us were completely engaged very quickly. I'm very proud of my efforts and am all three of us are now looking forward to going again to develop other techniques. Thank you Phil.

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