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Photo-encaustic workshop

Embellishing the surface

Duration: One day 10:00 - 16:00

Price: £150

Book with: Lyn Kirkland
at Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop

Unit 5, St George's Workshops
Portland
Dorset
DT5 2AN

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About the Course

This session focusses on the technique of photo-encaustic. This is particularly of interest to those people who may have already attended my Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop (but not a pre-requisite), and who wish to progress creating photographic based encaustic artwork. The importance of creating a smooth and even surface upon which to embed imagery is vital on this one day workshop, and we will spend some time honing this skill.

There are two main methods of creating a photo-encaustic painting. Transposing the printed image to the surface on paper and dampening the paper making it easier to rub away everything excluding the image. Or, printing your image on specialist papers which are fine enough to soak into the wax leaving the image on the surface. I have had limited success with the former, probably down to my impatience! But love the process of embedding the images in the wax, watching them reveal themselves is as exciting as removing a print from your etching press.
Using images (supplied in advance by you) or from my resources, we will use a variety of papers to embed photographs (both mono and colour) onto the waxed birch ply surface. You will work on three panels (varying sizes - maximum A3) using three different images to create a unique finish to your photographs. Please contact me in advance to discuss what will make a successful photo-encaustic image. Please ensure that you seek permission to use photography which is not your own.

This workshop is suitable for complete novices, intermediate Encaustic artists or photographers looking to create a different finish to their images.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, hot and cold drinks in my studio and homemade cakes.

Pre-workshop communication on suitable images and digital preparation of said images.



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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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