Encaustic art discovering hotplate

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Discovering Hotplates is just that! It's a journey for anyone who wants to explore working with encaustic art wax colours onto card that is on a hotplate. The under-heating melts the wax colours being used and allows numerous possibilities and opportunities for creativity.

Michael Bossom and Wemke de Jong share the tutorials, interweaving their expertise and knowledge. The steps are simple enough and work through the skills needed to evolve and move into the bigger ideas and potentials that this almost addictive approach offers. There are so many creative pathways to explore.

What's included in the price?

Over 6 hours of clear video demonstration.
29 Study Focus ebooks with step by step photos and explanations which underline all the key points.
Inspiration Galleries for each section of the course. You won't be lost for stimulation of ideas!
A certificate of completion.

What you will need

We use the Encaustic Art Compact Hotplate for smaller work (heated with the painting iron) and the Encaustic Art Electric Hotplate which has a surface area of almost A2 size that allows much larger working.

Encaustic Art Wax Block colours - the BASIC set are a good start.
Encaustic Art White Painting Card - A5 and A3 are useful to have.
Large size boxed Tissue for cleaning and working the waxes.
Sponge roller 10cm (as used for decorating)
Arbitrary tools like sponges or rubber combs.


Michael at Arts Encaustic Limited

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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