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...
Emma - - #27339
Response from Phil Madley: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.
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.
Linda Pullan - - #24289
Response from Phil Madley: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.
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).
Christine Harvey - - #24293
Response from Phil Madley: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.
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!
Julia - - #23841
Response from Phil Madley: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...
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.
Lynne Brown - - #23741
Response from Phil Madley: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.
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
Tracey Spivey - - #23496
Response from Phil Madley:Thank you Tracey, too kind. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
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!
Kim - - #20753
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.
Marc and Jane Hancock - - #20194
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!
Jane & Terry - - #19924
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.
Margaret - - #19219
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.
jenny - - #19084
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.
Marian - - #17803
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!!
Gilly - - #15725
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.
Sylvie Jennings - - #15723
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!
Rosie Scott-Taggart - - #12199
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.
Pam Wilson - - #12177
I had a very enlightening and creative workshop day with Phil on Friday 8 December. I am an absolute beginner with encaustic painting but gained in confidence through excellent teaching and lots of enthusiasm from both of us! It was an exciting workshop and I left wanting to do more and explore ideas further. I will be going back for a more advanced class in the New Year which I am greatly looking forward to. I would recommend Phil's workshop to anyone wanting to try out encaustic techniques. It's a great way in to the possibilities of working in this way and excellent value for money.
Jan Pimblett - - #12087