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Firepaint With Me




Are you intrigued or curious about encaustic painting, an ancient painting process using pigmented molten beeswax?

Are you art enthusiast wanting to discover a new versatile creative process in an intimate studio setting?

At the Wild Fire & Wax studio, I provide an artistic workshop with a difference, where participants are coached to explore their own ‘fiery side’ via the medium of encaustic painting, an ancient painting process involving molten pigmented beeswax and blowtorch. Through workshops around Ireland or in my studio on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, county Clare, I help my customers to awaken, unfold and expand their talents and creativity through the exploration of a versatile, easy and effective artistic method so they have the opportunity to express what fires them up and create beautiful atmospheric artwork in a relax and inspiring environment.


Art Classes for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike.During the workshops, I introduce the participants 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.Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques


During the class, I will share with you  my experience in Encaustic painting and techniques that include:

∴ Resources on Safety, ventilation, correct working temperatures, and proper use of equipment.

∴ Appropriate supports and grounds, palette, brushes, colours and studio set up.

∴ Different ways to apply paint, fusing options.

∴ Mastering the enchanting Shellac burn technique

∴ How to achieve a smooth/textured surface.

∴ Create your own colours and making your own medium

∴ Incorporating mixed media techniques and embedding elements such as collage

∴ Mark making and Stencilling


Important note: Due to the high demand for  my workshops this year, all places on all workshops are limited and sold on a first-booked, first-served basis, which means that you will need to secure your space via my website  as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Class limited to 4 participants for a personal and intimate studio setting experience.

(6 to 8 students in venue other than Isabelle’s studio)




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One to one private sessions now available


Are you looking for a step by step, private and personalized one to one session in a supportive and inspiring environment?

Do you have a project or the kernel of an idea for your creative practise and need some direction?

Here at the Wild Fire & wax studio, by the scenic shores of Lough Derg, County Clare, I aim to create a welcoming space to unleash your creativity and give you the time to explore and experiment with all the possibilities the encaustic process has to offer.

Tuitions catered for all levels and needs, from beginner to experience.

Options available:

1 day One to one session (10-4pm)

€170 (all materials included/ additional fee for larger works, to be discussed prior registration)


2 days One to One sessions (10-4pm both days)

€300 (all materials included/ additional fee for larger works, to be discussed prior registration)


Please email me for more information or questions and to schedule an appointment.


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