SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE
ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS & ART RETREATS
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 and in venues around Ireland, 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, 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.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
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.
During the introductory 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
For introductory workshops available dates please click here.
During the level 2 class, I will help you expand and refine your understanding of encaustic by gaining more control over the medium
Making your own medium and encaustic gesso
Relief and textural techniques (Cavo rilieveo, dripping, splattering, accretions…)
Inscribing/etching/ scraffito/ stencils/ use of masking tape
Using image transfer
The enchanting shellac burn (amber and colored)
Layering with other medium
Alcohol inks and pearl x and much much more…
For level 2 workshops available dates please click here.
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)