Magical Wax Pictures. The art of Encaustic.



Join me for an hour or two to create some beautiful pictures with Encaustic wax art. Magical because using an iron and hot wax is done in the blink of an eye and you find a whole other world in the pictures that can have amazingly good detail, of course every one is unique. From stunning scenery to rainbows and more eclectic pictures we will go through the basic methods of using the equipment. It is hands on. It does use a small hot iron temperature controlled so it's not too hot. a stylus too and bees wax coloured with pigment. We will make a number of different pictures for you to take home at A5 or smaller. Regarded as a historical art form it goes back to the Egyptians and has been used through the centuries. Wax may dull over time but can then be lightly buffed to a glossy shine easily, bringing it back to life after decades. Tea and cake included too. This is what I enjoy doing and my venue has a 5 star rating with environment health, vegan or gluten, dairy free etc catered for too. Encaustic wax art is a great tool for mindfulness and your art can then be used in mixed media art, card making or scrapbook, as miniatures for dolls house art, lots of other ideas too..

What's included in the price?

Safety training then demonstration and guidance on creating your own encaustic wax art. We provide the equipment. What you create you can take home.


1 hour

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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Heathers has been a community cafe with other sessions going on here in Northampton UK for the last 12 years. This includes weekly group sessions, art and crafts are big part of it. I grew up on a farm with three generations of cooks to teach me my skills, some recipes I use every day are passed down. I enjoy making & selling jams, Chutney, scones, cakes and more first it was with The Cooks of Country Market. They are part of the WI. And now in my own shop. When you join me it's also a great opportunity to write down plenty of hints, tips and ideas too. I enjoy lots of different crafts from painting, drawing and sketching, sewing & scrapbooks to encaustic wax art . I am a member of the British Polymer Clay Guild, we have a regular day of clay here monthly for BPCG. There are other crafts too. I don't knit or crochet. Heathers has a 5 star rating from environmental health.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Easter
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Pet lovers
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86 Kingsley Park Terrace, NORTHAMPTON, Northamptonshire, NN2 7HJ