What you can expect from a Workshop
The interaction between the artist and material is a magical process and the connection is organic and
The encaustic painting workshops are designed to excite, encourage and breathe life into your creative process. It is a challenging medium that promises to stretch your artistic boundaries. The process is organic and begs you to let go.
Come and immerse yourself in a deep yet playful exploration of encaustic painting and creative practices.
You will advance your technical skills so you can focus on creating artworks instead of wasting valuable time troubleshooting your way through the process.
Types of Workshops
There are currently three types of workshops:
Beginners (3.5 hours)
Intermediate (3 hours)
Not Just Just Waxing It (3 hours)
Beginners and Intermediate (1 day)
The Beginners Course is a step-by-step course that takes you through the process of creating and working with encaustic.
The course will teach you about:
Materials, tools and equipment
Safety and ventilation
Creating a smooth surface and priming your panel
Prepare your own encaustic medium made from scratch and how to turn that medium into coloured encaustic paint.
Mastering a blowtorch
The Intermediate Course requires a strong basic working knowledge of encaustic painting and familiarity handling a blowtorch.
Shellac burn effects
Colour and palette selection
Image transfer of a non-toxic photocopy allowing you to incorporate design and photographic elements as part of your work
Not Just Waxing
The Not Just the Basics workshop requires a strong working knowledge of encaustic painting. These workshops are customised based on the attendee’s needs and level.
The following aspects of encaustic painting will be covered:
Incorporating graphite powder and other media such as rice paper and ink
Mark making techniques