Phil Madley reviews

15 Jul 22'

Corrinna Toop reviewed: Creative encaustic wax 2 hour taster session for two people

"My daughter and I did the taster session and we had a great time. It was a completely new type of art for us but we loved it. Phil is friendly and welcoming and his step by step instruction was very clear and easy to follow. We were thrilled with our results."

Phil Madley responded:

" Hi Corrinna Thankyou for your kind comments. I am so glad you both enjoyed yourselves. You both achieved a great deal in such a short period of time. Hope all goes well with the starter kit and stylus. Cheers Phil"

28 Oct 21'

Jo and Lara reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"What a brilliant day. My 12 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our day and were amazed at what we could achieve in the day. Phil is an excellent teacher and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the art form so much that we have bought the starter kit and we can't wait to have another go at home. We will definitely be back for another training session so that we can expand our knowledge. Thanks Phil."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you. Thank you. Look forward to taking you on the next steps of your encaustic journey. You probably don’t realise but this review has taken me to Platinum level. Also big Thankyou to all the people that reviewed my course x"

12 Oct 21'

Zahra wahab reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable course. Phil was a great teacher, very encouraging. We made some excellent pieces of work which I am looking forward to framing. I hope to try some more advanced techniques in the future."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you so much Zahra, glad you enjoyed yourselves."

23 Sep 21'

Julie reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Highly recommend. Had a great day learning to create wonderful pictures."

Phil Madley responded:

" Ah thanks Julie glad you enjoyed it. Cheers Phil"

7 Sep 21'

Karen reviewed: Amazing encaustic art one-to-one

"Bought the introdution to encaustic wax art for my friend for her birthday, great morning out - both complete beginners Phil was very patient and knowledgeable and above all else made us laugh and had a great sense of humour (considering we turned up an hour early!!) All in all a really fun class, learnt loads and have already siged up for the starter pack which means I'll be back!! Thanks Phil"

Phil Madley responded:

" Thanks Karen for your kind review. So glad you both enjoyed yourselves and learnt so much in a short space of time. Looking forward to seeing you again, will be in touch. Hadn't noticed you were an hour early...wondered who on earth was knocking on my door, certainly woke me up ; ) Cheers Phil"

6 Sep 21'

Angela Reid-Richards reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Phil is full of beans and extremely enthusiastic... he is very good at encouraging you and teaches all different ways to use an iron! Brilliant :) I learnt a lot and am excited about breaking open my starter kit! I would definitely recommend this course for anyone that wants to learn to use wax in art."

Phil Madley responded:

" Hi Min Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again. Cheers Phil"

20 Oct 20'

Michèle Petri reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Phil came to our Art club to give a demo Re Encaustic Art. It was so informative and inspiring... 100% enjoyed by all.....I couldn’t wait to go to one of his workshops. .... which I did with my sister -in -law who was a complete art novice. What a brilliant day.... we learnt such a lot and it was so entertaining with Phil. Tea or coffee flowed and time passed all too quickly .... Phil had hardly any time for lunch as we were keen to keep absorbing his knowledge and expertise! We can’t wait to go again although I think Phil might need plenty of warning!What a charming chap with a great sense of humour. We can’t recommend Phil s workshops enough both at his lovely cottage or at an Art club. ...... we re hooked !"

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you for such a great review. I am so pleased that you both enjoyed it so much. It is very rewarding when people enjoy the day, and also come away with a feeling of achievement and learning. It’s a win, win situation especially when we laughed so much…hopefully you can fit in another visit some time."

19 Oct 20'

Peter Russell reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"I had to wait awhile for this course due to lockdown but well worth the waiting for. Phil is a great teacher and so enthusiastic about His art you cant help but have a good time. I learned a lot and framed some my pictures.The hours flashed by and i want to do another day. Its on my Christmas list."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thanks Peter, I am glad it was worth the wait. Look forward to seeing you in 2021 hopefully without the restrictions. So much more to do creatively and maybe without my visor. Cheers Phil."

20 Mar 20'

Jane Crabb reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Had a fabulous time learning about encaustic wax at the taster session. It was a great gift and something different from the usual flowers/perfume. Phil gave clear and relaxed guidance of the basic techniques. As a result, I enjoyed practising the basic techniques and even had some samples to take home. Thank you Phil for a lovely morning."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you for the kind review and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully see you both again sometime. Cheers and Best Wishes Phil."

14 Jan 20'

Emma reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"I recently attended Phil's taster course with some girls from work and it was brilliant fun! You don't even need to be particularly artistic to get stuck in and get some great professional looking results. The course covered some very simple but highly effective techniques and certainly left us wanting to come back and explore the medium further with some different ideas and methods. Pub a few doors up was excellent too and the locals were all lovely & friendly. Can't wait to come back and try it again...The 2 hours just flies by, so go for the longer one if you are able! Thanks again for a brilliant time and for being such a great teacher who explained everything really well and had time to really work one to one with us all..."

Phil Madley responded:

" Wow Thanks Emma, you were a fun trio. As you know I don't normally teach three but you talked me into it. Look forward to seeing you all again. If you come for the day make sure you book the pub for lunch, it can get quite busy, unless you come in the summer when there are extra tables in the garden...unless of course it's raining."

30 Aug 19'

Christine Harvey reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"I had a full day with Phil learning techniques and producing artworks I didn't think possible. He is an excellent teacher and the examples of his own work on view are inspiring. I enjoyed every minute of it and have already booked another day. I cannot recommend the course more highly (I'm off to have a play with my starter kit)."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you Christine. So glad you enjoyed yourself and you did some great work in a relatively short space of time. I look forward to seeing your creations when we next meet. Hope you enjoy the painting you bought it is nice to know it has gone to a good home. Cheers Phil."

29 Aug 19'

Linda Pullan reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"I enrolled onto the two hour taster course for Encaustic Wax Art with Phil on a one to one basis as I had no previous experience of using hot wax. I was absolutely delighted with the course. Phil is an excellent teacher. He gave clear instructions on how to go through each step and was on hand to give extra help and feedback. He made the course fun and really interesting. During the course I was able to learn all about how to use the wax and 5 different techniques. The examples that I worked on I was able to take away with me which will be very useful for when I practice what I have learned. I found using the hot wax wonderfully relaxing and there is so much more to learn. I will definitely return for further tuition once I have got some practice in and I would not hesitate to recommend this course to others. Thank you Phil for a great course."

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you Lin. We certainly achieved a lot in only a couple of hours. Time does fly especially when learning is fun. See how you get on with your tools but if there is anything you want don't hesitate to contact me. Next time you come bring your iron etc so I can test it out. Cheers Phil."

8 Aug 19'

Julia reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My 11 year old son and I had the most amazing day this week with Phil on his Encaustic Wax day. We loved the whole day and came away so inspired and energised from all we had learnt. Phil led us through all the different techniques and then we created lots of our own pictures. It was wonderful to learn something completely new - something that we had never heard of before. We couldn't resist buying a starter pack! We spent most of yesterday making our own creations at home and we're thrilled with our results. We plan to make lots of our pictures into cards and I don't think I will ever need to buy a card again! As my 11 year old said, 'I have now found a new hobby.' Thank you Phil!"

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you for the great review, it was a pleasure teaching you but I think you are both naturals and so keen you did encaustic art the next day too..."

31 Jul 19'

Lynne Brown reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My daughter, grand-daughter and I had a great day with Phil at his studio in the gorgeous village of Wilstone on Saturday. We came home with about 8 samples and a finished picture that combined all of the techniques that Phil had shown us throughout the day. We were surprised how many lovely effects we could achieve without any previous experience. Phil is very generous in the way he shares his talent and is also funny and hospitable. We had a great time."

Phil Madley responded:

" Glad you all enjoyed yourselves, and it did all work out fine, with the three of you. Hope to see you again sometime. Best Wishes to you all."

19 Jul 19'

Tracey Spivey reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Phil is fantastic, he explains everything really well and demonstrates what you are going to do. He is full of inspiration and offers hands on help. Really enjoyed the taster session and am hooked now. Will most definitely book another course and would recommend everyone to have a go"

Phil Madley responded:

" Thank you Tracey, too kind. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It means a lot to me. Cheers Phil."

23 Mar 19'

Kim reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My friend and I had a most enjoyable day learning all about encaustic wax. I was surprised how much we learnt and achieved in just one day! Phil is an excellent teacher. Passionate about this art form and very encouraging. The day was great fun as well as educational. This is such an enjoyable and easy art for to do, even if you don't feel like you're the 'creative' type you will be able to produce something that's absolutely unique and beautiful. I thoroughly recommend Phil's course and my friend and I look forward to returning for more encaustic fun!"

3 Mar 19'

Marc and Jane Hancock reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Jane and I both enjoyed the tuition very much. A very relaxed and fun learning environment. All we have to do now is find the time to practice all those amazing techniques that Phil was good enough to let us in on. The day went very quickly, too quickly really, so we will have to get back to Phil's for further tuition, maybe using the hot air techniques too. You can see what the many years of Phils experience can achieve, something to work towards ha ha. Thanks"

20 Feb 19'

Jane & Terry reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My husband treated my dad & I to a day with Phil learning encaustic art - we had the best time! Phil is a great teacher, he is so patient and such good fun. We managed to come away with some lovely pictures- already framed and on the wall! Thank you Phil - hope you enjoyed the day as much as us!"

23 Jan 19'

Margaret reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My daughter-in-law wanted to try something new so she and I went on the 2 hour taster session for her birthday present; I had done some encaustic wax work with Phil in the distant past. We had a great time learning and practicing techniques and came away enthused to do more and clutching a bundle of mini works of art we had produced. A very relaxed and enjoyable session."

16 Jan 19'

jenny reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Thank you for such a fun and informative day learning all about this ancient and beautiful art form. Phil is a great teacher and gives you a lot of encouragement which means you easily learn and can put this into practice on lots of work pieces that show you technique building up to a finished masterpiece where all you learn can be put into the one picture. I was very impressed with the amount that I achieved in a day."

31 Oct 18'

Marian reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"Had a great day with Phil who is an excellent teacher. I especially enjoyed one to one tuition which meant the content and pace were tailored to me. The samples I produced of different techniques and the picture I created have impressed my family. Looking forward to booking another session when I'm ready to expand my skills."

6 Jul 18'

Gilly reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"I don't think I have enjoyed a day so much for ages. I didn't even know what encaustic art was until my friend persuaded me to join her for a day course. It was brilliant. I produced some amazing pictures which I am delighted with and this is now going to be my next hobby! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!"

6 Jul 18'

Sylvie Jennings reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"We had a really fun day with Phil today and surprised ourselves with the artwork we produced. Phil creates a very relaxed atmosphere and is a highly skilled artist and teacher. Can’t wait to do more encaustic wax work and look forward to making a return visit."

24 Dec 17'

Rosie Scott-Taggart reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"What can I say that hasn't already been said. Had a great time with a patient and humorous teacher. Despite being a complete novice and not artistically gifted, I came away having done some great pictures. Really looking forward to returning for more. The only downside is that Phil doesn't live in my village. I'd have a lesson every week!"

19 Dec 17'

Pam Wilson reviewed: Amazing encaustic art for two people

"My friend and I have just done our second all day course with Phil and are already planning for the third! Laughter and fantastic creative art all day! Phil is an excellent teacher whose enthusiasm for his art form sweeps you along to achieve so much more than you thought you could, and encourages you to learn more ways to develop your encaustic art."

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