Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop

Contact name: Lyn Kirkland
Total bookings
almost 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Hi, I am passionate about encaustic wax as I hope you can tell from the reviews by previous students. Being able to pass on my knowledge and little tricks of the trade is a real pleasure. I have been painting all my life, but ‘found’ encaustic whilst studying as a mature student at Art College. I was hooked! I am a member of Artwey CIC, a South Dorset Community Art group, and a prize winner for my encaustic work. My workshops are always fun. We pack a lot in, but the time just flies!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop
Next date: 6th Jun 2023
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Photo-encaustic workshop
Next date: 6th Jun 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
15 May 23'

Imogen reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I enjoyed this course very much. Lyn was very friendly and knowledgeable, guiding me through the process with ease. My picture came to life within a matter of hours and using a plethora of techniques I didn't expect to use. I did worry that I would end up with something that looked like a sampling board rather than a real picture, but the finished result was actually pretty good, and I'm proud of it. I had some idea regarding what I wanted to do, and Lyn didn't try to stop me. We went beyond just using wax to make the image, as we enhanced it with alcohol ink, stencil work, mica powders, foils and pan pastels. Had I tried to do it alone, or used Youtube to guide me, it would have looked terrible. This was definitely the best way to get involved with encaustic wax. So, Lyn, thank you."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review Imogen. I try very hard to ensure that as far as practicable my students ideas are incorporated in this workshop, and I am pleased that you felt I achieved this for you. A lovely evocative painting was achieved and you should feel very chuffed! Take care Lyn "

20 Apr 23'

Jill E reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"A really great experience. Lyn is a very friendly and patient tutor. My friend and I really enjoyed making a piece of art. The time went very quickly and Lyn gave us lots of 1 to 1 tuition. We would highly recommend this course. Delicious home made cake too."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Ladies, I enjoyed the day too! Thank you so much for your kind words, you should be very pleased with your paintings, I look forward to seeing a photo of them in situ! All the very best Lyn "

16 Apr 23'

Jo B reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"A huge thank you for a most interesting and illuminating day with you. I went home feeling very inspired and with a good understanding of the techniques. Really excited to get started! The lemon drizzle cake was gorgeous too. Thanks again for your expert tuition and your patience with me! "

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Jo, it was a great day, full of experimentation. So glad that you feel inspired to take it further in your own practice. Loved seeing all your fabulous smartphone images of your Dartmoor landscape in all its rawness and beauty. Good luck, stay in touch. Kind regards Lyn "

1 Dec 22'

Emma Mew reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Had a lovely day with Lyn very interesting course learning new techniques, felt very therapeutic adding the layers of wax and watching them move around and dry, Good for the soul would recommend to anyone. "

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you Emma, it was lovely to meet you both and you produced two lovely artworks. All the best Lyn "

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