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Encaustic workshops, summer 2017…and a little surprise !

 

Hi there

Due to popular demand, I am delighted to announce my encaustic workshops summer schedule taking place on the sunny shores of Lough Derg…and oh boy there is something for everyone! So here we go:


 

Saturday 1rst July: Introduction to encaustic painting

This class is very popular, tick all the boxes and is designed for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike, mostly people who have never practised encaustics and wish to discover this wonderfully versatile medium . During the day long workshop ( 10 to 4 pm ) I will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colors and its versatility with building up layers. You will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home.  For more information or booking, please click here.


 

Saturday 12th August:Introduction to encaustic painting

(please refer to the description above)

For more information or booking, please click here.

 

 


 

 

Saturday 19th August:Advanced encaustic techniques.

These particular workshops designed for those who came to one of my workshops and want more! The class will expand your understanding of encaustic, help you refine your work by gaining more control over the medium and help you move your encaustic painting to a new level we will work in mixed media, including various drawing techniques, image transfer, working with pigments sticks, collage, inscribing and scraping techniques. You will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

WORKSHOP BOOKED OUT

 

Now my dear friends, I am leaving the best for the end…

 


 

15th/ 16th July: encaustic art retreat

yes you have read this right, 2 days just for you !

Are you art enthusiast wanting to discover a new versatile painting process in an intimate studio setting and a beautiful location? Do you want to recharge your creative batteries and create beautiful atmospheric artwork and embellish them using a wide range of techniques in a relax and inspiring environment?Then, I invite you to spend the week-end in the beautiful hidden gem which is East Clare and discover the art of encaustic painting, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments.

 

Right on the shores of Lough Derg awaits my encaustic studio, a tranquil spot set apart from the hectic fast paced life, a place to inspire and provide tranquillity for those who want to immerse themselves in their creativity. This two day workshop in my quiet light filled encaustic studio, with views of the lake and forest, is the perfect opportunity to take two days for yourself, to focus on your work, and take it to the next level. During the workshops, participants will be exposed to basic, intermediate and advanced techniques in working with encaustic medium.

 

 

Whether you come with a project in mind or a blank canvas, you will find support and input, from like minded people, while being given all the skills you need for creative growth. Allow the meandering through woodlands and boat rides to inspire and generates new visions, while taking the opportunity to meet fellow artists.

 

We will share what inspire us and you will be shown different ways to translate it into your artworks.Soak in the landscape, refresh and create!

For more information and booking; please click here.

BOOKED OUT


And..because you all have been wonderful customers and students, I have added an early bird coupon for those who would like to book their space before the 5th May !

Use coupon: SUMMER2017

Before I leave you, I am going to leave you here with what people have to say about past workshops:

 

I had the pleasure of attending an Encaustic workshop with Isabelle and I’m not sure I can find the right words to explain how much I got out of it.  It ticked all the boxes.  I got to spend the whole day being creative.  I got to watch an artist teach what she so clearly loves and that is good for the soul… you can so easily get swept away with Isabelle’s excitement, enthusiasm and pure love for what she does and I got to be part of that, what a privilege. I got two beautiful encaustic pieces that I treasure.  I got a new medium to play with, I made new friends and I most certainly got Isabelle’s contact details so I can attend the next workshop.  If you want to explore your creative side, I couldn’t recommend this more.  You have nothing to lose but you have all the above to gain.

Siobhan, workshop participant, 2016

 

I really enjoyed Isabelle’s encaustic workshop in An Gairdin. Isabelle’s easy manner and clarity of her instruction was so easy to follow. I had no idea what encaustic Art was even about so I was so pleased at the end of a two hour session to have my own creation completed. I would certainly go again if she returns to Portumna.

Eileen S, workshop participant 2016

Participating to Isabelle’s workshops has done wonders for my mindset and self esteem

Wiltrud, artist, workshop participant 2016

 

Wonderful workshop with Isabelle. So generous with all her information and expertise! This is a lady who is passionate about her work and such a generous lady who is willing to share all her knowledge and experience for all to enjoy. A true spiritual person following her muse.

Shellagh G, Febrary 2017

 

Big thank you to Isabelle for hosting a wonderful workshop last weekend in her studio on the shores of Lough Derg, my second one so far. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get creative and be inspired, check out her website and blog for more magical molten marvels. Bonus points for lovely food and coffee, and letting me use the blowtorch!

Oisin M, march 2017

 

Hoping to see you real soon and that you will be super creative this summer,

Best regards,

Isabelle

 

 

About Isabelle:

Isabelle works with art enthusiasts, absolute beginners and developing artists alike, wanting to discover a new versatile painting process, easy to learn and whose possibilities are limitless. She helps them to unfold and expand their creativity through the exploration of new, easy and effective artistic method and medium. Participant to her workshops are given the opportunity to create beautiful atmospheric artwork and embellish them using a wide range of techniques in a relax and inspiring environment. Isabelle has a devouring passion for this ancient painting process and her passion extend to sharing its versatility with art lovers, via exhibitions, demonstrations or workshops. There is nothing more delightful to her than eagerly watching the wax melt, releasing her sweet warm aroma in the studio, echoing within her childhood memories of her grandmother beeswax polished floors back in France. She is tapping into something ancient and greater than herself and inviting others to have a glimpse of this world, within and without.

 

Facebook Live encaustic session on Friday 28th April

Hi there

 

Well I can safely say right now that am on a roll with social media.  I have discovered FB Live, and what a fab tool, which allows me to talk to you about what is going on and for you to see me in action doing what I do best, set my paintings on fire !

As you may know, I am holding a free encaustic demonstration at 6.30pm on Friday 28th April at the Signal art Centre in Bray. During this demonstration, I will introduce the participants to the basics techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with textures and colors and its versatility with building up layers. Now, I do not expect all of you to be present physically at the opening, so as a present to all my customers and those who support my work, I will have a free FB live session on my artist page: Wild fire and wax.

Here are the few directions in order to view and not miss the FB live session of the encaustic demonstration which will take place this Friday, 28th April (or watch the replay):

 

1)Like my page: Wild Fire and wax
2)Go to the live video where I explain what will happen on the night.
3) In the right hand corner of the post click on the downward arrow
5) Click on See more options
6) Click on Turn on Live notifications,

It is that easy!

Hopefully I will catch you all this Friday at 6.30 PM there or online,

Regards,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabelle