Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop reviews

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 "

27 Sep 22'

Edward Aspinall reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Lyn who was an excellent and enthusiastic teacher. I would highly recommend it to people of any ability."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" That’s very kind Edward. It was lovely to meet you, and glad that your delayed Father’s Day gift voucher was worth it! All the best Lyn "

22 Sep 22'

Vicky Madon reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Excellent course. I booked 1day, face to face and it was tailored to my needs. Lyn shared with me lots of her considerable expertise, was patient, flexible and warm in her approach. I learned lots. Lyn also gave me a useful handout and I created a lovely piece which showed many different techniques I had never tried before. Fabulous!!"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" So pleased that the workshop didn't disappoint you Vicky. It was a pleasure to share my knowledge with you and I hope that your painting will be adorning your wall very soon! Thank you for the review x"

31 Aug 22'

Kate Hughes reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I had a very inspirational day learning all about encaustic with Lyn in her lovely workshop in Portland. I went away with so much knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas, thank you Lyn for a wonderful day it will stay with me for many years to come. xxx"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" I am so thrilled that you got so much from the day Kate. It was lovely to meet you and help you explore some of the properties of encaustic wax. Good luck with the rest of your study x"

20 Aug 22'

Anne Marie reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"My day with Lyn was such a wonderful experience. Lyn was informative, patient and fun. I felt relaxed straight away and was given time and space to explore the wax , made something beautiful and unique all whilst having a lovely time. I’d definitely recommend this course with Lyn, in fact I plan to go again myself soon!"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you for your review Anne-Marie, really enjoyed the day with you, and think you have produced a beautiful artwork, proving that you don’t HAVE to be able to draw to paint with encaustic wax! Hope to see you again soon x"

9 Jul 22'

Alison F reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I thoroughly enjoyed a contemporary encaustic wax workshop with Lyn Kirkland. She was flexible to my particular needs, was patient, taught me new skills and supplied extremely yummy cake. I highly recommend Lyn who is a knowledgeable and good teacher. Thank you."

6 Jul 22'

Olivia Nurrish reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"Lyn is an extremely good tutor, giving you total one to one attention, explaining and guiding you through a number of different techniques in this fascinating and versatile medium. In addition to the tutorial she spent time in advance of the workshop preparing my photographic material for use in my painting. Lyn is super enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and good fun, the day was a delight and I would recommend her course highly to anyone from a beginner to someone wanting to extend their artistic practice."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Olivia it was a pleasure to teach such an enthusiastic student. Your grasp of the nuances of encaustic wax was really very quick. I do hope that you are happy with your finished piece and that you continue to experiment…or perhaps come back for another workshop! ?"

6 Jul 22'

Olivia Nurrish reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"Lyn is an extremely good tutor, giving you total one to one attention, explaining and guiding you through a number of different techniques in this fascinating and versatile medium. In addition to the tutorial she spent time in advance of the workshop preparing my photographic material for use in my painting. Lyn is super enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and good fun, the day was a delight and I would recommend her course highly to anyone from a beginner to someone wanting to extend their artistic practice."

3 Jul 22'

Carole E. reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I had a fantastic time on a two-day workshop as Lyn taught me how to make art using encaustic wax, as well as photo encaustic. She was very warm, highly empathetic, and welcoming, understood very quickly what style and approach I was hoping to achieve, and I've rarely seen an artist so adept at quickly changing style to suit the needs of another. We went from complete abstraction to fully representational and her suggestions, gently proffered, made me realise how much in tune with other people's work she is. She starts off by discovering your intentions, if any. Mine were specific and I wasn't sure she'd be willing to work on them, but I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, resourceful, and creative mentor! She has a wide range of wax/non-wax artistic materials to hand, which was a great help. I enjoyed every moment of the workshop and her company, and she's even introduced me to new techniques outside encaustic (working with hessian) as well as resources in the community that I didn't know existed. I couldn't recommend her more highly and hope to return."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you Carole for your very generous review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the weekend and are already experimenting further. I enjoy working with my students to realise their ideas, and I am so glad that I achieved that for you. Hope to meet you again in the future. Kind regards Lyn P.S. Your review has taken me to ‘platinum’ level teaching award….woo hoo! "

10 May 22'

Sue reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Had a fantastic day with Lyn learning all kinds of techniques in encaustic art. Lyn us really knowledgable, great sense of humour and made the day fun. I would really recommend this as something a bit different to try. I loved it. Thanks for a great day Lyn."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you for joining me for the day Sue. The sun shone, and you produced a lovely painting, using loads of techniques. Send me a photo of it on your craft room wall when you get back home. Hope you have a lovely rest of holiday! Take care Lyn "

28 Apr 22'

Fiona C reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"I recently attended a photo-encaustic wax workshop with Lyn and I would go again in a heart beat. She is patient and very helpful, explaining her rationale throughout. She is also down to earth with a great sense of humour, plus she makes great cake. Before the class you are encouraged to send potential pics along with some info about them, and think about suitable bits and pieces that you may want to use. I strongly advise you to engage fully in this dialogue as the ideas begin to form. Although she has a great range of ephemera to use, it helps if you bring some too. This workshop is highly recommended. Thank you Lyn."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" You didn’t mention the dancing! ?? Seriously though, thank you so much for your generous review of the Photo-encaustic workshop day we spent together. I do get fully immersed in my students imagery and stories, and try my very best to make suggestions that will produce a final artwork that holds special memories. Thank you."

29 Mar 22'

Veronika Lavey reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"“I thoroughly enjoyed Lyn’s class. Friendly and approachable, it’s easy to think you’ve known her forever. There are a range of tools, beautiful R&F colours and an inspiring atmosphere to compliment the teaching, all of which will satisfy beginner students’ thirst for knowledge in the world of encaustic wax painting.”"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you for your review of the day Veronika, I hope that it has given you a flavour for what could be achieved by merging encaustic wax with your photography. All the best Lyn"

19 Mar 22'

Jean and Min reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"We spent a brilliant day with Lyn who took us through the basics of encaustic wax art work. It was our first experience of using this medium. We hugely enjoyed ourselves and Lynn was a great tutor, kind, patient and lots of fun. We came away feeling very proud of what we had produced and would highly recommend this course to anyone. The tea and cake was an added bonus to what was a wonderful day."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Thank you ladies, so pleased that you enjoyed the day with wax! I think you both produced lovely pieces, do hope they end up on the wall. Safe onward journey. Happy 60th to Richard ??x"

4 Mar 22'

Debbie W reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"What a lovely day. Time just flew past. You are a good and patient teacher explaining the steps and you gave me great confidence. I love my picture and am already planning the next one. I will recommend you to my friends. Best wishes,"

25 Nov 21'

Debbie Crane reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Thank you for sharing all your knowledge so generously on what was a very enjoyable day you gave me space to experiment and play and I feel confident enough to get started with what I hope will be a new chapter in my art. Encaustic wax is a big subject 1 was amazed how much we covered in the day, and had time for tea and cake! Best wishes Debbie.."

10 Nov 21'

Wendy Aldiss reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"I had a great day with Lyn. I learnt so much in a relaxed, happy atmosphere with Lyn's expertise ensuring my mistakes were small ones. Not every artist can teach well but Lyn certainly can and I would recommend her workshops to anyone."

23 Oct 21'

Elena Pujol reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I had a fantastic day with Lyn learning different techniques in Encaustic Wax. A really full-on day, but Lyn kept a relaxing atmosphere, whilst covering so much. I didn't want to create a masterpiece but wanted to learn more of the fundamentals of this medium, having dabbled a bit at home, I needed guidance from an expert. I had seen Lyn's work during Arts week and was sure her course would be what I was looking for. I took photos and kept notes of the processes used throughout the day. Lyn also provided an excellent handout 'suggested starter kit' which I have already bought most of now, and having been inspired by my day with Lyn have started creating and exploring many of the techniques she showed me. Not only was the tutoring excellent, the setting of the workshop and Lyn's hospitality was lovely, her homemade cakes looked beautiful but I was so wrapped up in the art, I forgot to eat any, I don't think I am exaggerating when I say this was the best workshop I've ever been on, I will be back for more. I took my Niece with me as she had been very interested in my home dabbling, and as a complete novice, she had a wonderful time and is now hooked. Thanks, Lyn."

12 Oct 21'

Louise Wood reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"It was lovely to meet you today and thank you for your calm instruction and guidance throughout the workshop. You were very generous with your knowledge. I love that you gave me choices and advice while we were working. I learned a lot too. It’s alchemy. I love my finished work, it’s definitely going on the wall and not in the loo!"

12 Oct 21'

Olivia Radstock reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I have recently spent a wonderful day learning about encaustic art with Lyn Kirkland. I wanted help trying to decide what media I wanted to pursue for my final year Art A level and I now know that Encaustic is the way forward, it has allowed me to be more free and abstract with my final pieces. Lynn showed me various different techniques and styles and was so helpful and encouraging. Her workshop was hands on and gave me real confidence to move forward and create pieces of art myself. A perfect environment to learn new techniques, thank you Lyn for a wonderful day of Encaustic Art."

12 Oct 21'

Francesca Shakespeare reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"As an art teacher and practicing artist, I found Lyn’s patient and knowledgable sharing of skills and techniques very generous, helpful and rewarding."

12 Oct 21'

Clive Carpenter reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"Booking for two people with no encaustic experience and to maximise learning, we booked a workshop over two consecutive days. Lyn worked with us from the outset to understand what we were looking for. The course was very well planned and took us from the tools required, through the basic skills, into using creative options with alternative media and special art papers. Throughout the course, Lyn took time to ensure that we both understood what we were trying to achieve with new techniques and processes, and was there to assist if we needed additional help. It is hands on from the start and you immediately realise that there is simply no way that remote or You Tube learning could replace the experience of working with an excellent teacher like Lyn. She also encouraged us out of our comfort zones with patience and good humour, helping us explore new options which have sparked some fresh creative thinking. We highly recommend Lyn to anyone interested in learning more about encaustic art."

12 Oct 21'

Jo Teasdale reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"Wishing to take my photography in a new direction I hit upon encaustic art as a possible new medium and knew this was something I could really engage with. I booked two days tuition with Lyn having found her details online. How lucky was I. Lyn is a wonderful teacher, enthusiastic, creative and an Encyclopedia of knowledge and experience. Everything we did was tailor made to my needs, every twist and turn of the process was overseen by Lyn as she guided me through the myriad of possibilities and techniques. The two days flew by and I didn’t want to leave the enviable studio that she generously let me loose in. I came away with two pieces of work - one created by painting with pigment and wax, and the other a photographic collage as well as a vision of how I want to progress with this exciting random medium. Thank you Lyn for your patience, kindness and generosity. I am so excited for my future encaustic artwork."

28 Aug 21'

Sam Ivil reviewed: Photo-encaustic workshop

"As I previously attended the Introduction to Contemporary Encaustic Wax workshop with Lyn and thoroughly enjoyed it, I wanted continue this medium by trying the Photo-encaustic Workshop. Having previous knowledge of the initial processes it allowed me to concentrate on the different techniques used to produce a piece of artwork using photographs. Lyn contacted me a week before the workshop to go through ideas together to see what I wanted to achieve and helped with suggestions. The day was very relaxed and having the one-to-one attention it made the experience so enjoyable and I went away with the amazing knowledge supplied by Lyn and a fantastic piece of work. I would highly recommend this course and the Introduction to Contemporary Encaustic Wax to a complete beginner to an experienced artist."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Dear Sam, it was so lovely to meet you again, and share even more techniques using encaustic wax. I so enjoyed being able to share in your memories of Venice through your photographs, and feel that you have created a lasting memory of that time in your collaged piece. It has received so much praise on my social media accounts. Well earned. Good luck with your studies and further exploration of encaustic wax. Thank you for the review. X"

13 Jun 21'

sam ivil reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Had a fantastic day with Lyn learning different techniques in Encaustic Wax. A full on day but Lyn kept it to my leisurely pace, but covered so much. I explained that I didn't want to create a masterpiece....today... but wanted to learn the fundamentals of this new medium to me. I took photos and kept notes throughout the day. Lyn also provided an excellent 'suggested starter kit' which I'm currently going through and cant wait to start creating. Not only was the tutoring excellent, the setting of the workshop and Lyn's hospitality with her home made cakes and endless cups of tea, have to say the best workshop I've ever been on. Thanks Lyn."

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" Dear Sam, so pleased that the day met with your expectations, it was great to meet you and share this special medium. Let me know if there is anything you are unsure about once you gather all your equipment and start your own encaustic studio! Good luck ?"

30 Sep 20'

Linda Cope reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"I had a super day with Lyn, who is great at sharing her considerable knowledge and skills. Workshop was ideal, being in a quaint courtyard setting with plenty of fresh air and `Covid safe. I will definitely go back for a follow up course once had chance to practice what I’ve learnt. Cannot recommend this lady highly enough! Just wish my strict diet didn't prevent me from sampling the home made cake on offer!"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" It was lovely to meet you Linda, and share the delights of Encaustic wax. I feel sure that you will enjoy exploring this wonderful medium further, and of course are welcome back for a refresher day anytime. The cake went down very well with my family, who are always thrilled when my students are on diets!!!? Enjoy the rest of your holiday"

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