Isabelle was warm and friendly and very attentive throughout the workshop. She is generous with her knowledge and her love of the medium of encaustic. The whole weekend was complete in itself. The environment was superb. We had walks by the lake and cups of tea in the garden! We were totally absorbed in what we were doing. On every level, this workshop reached and surpassed all of my expectations.
Kate, workshop participant
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.
During my private one to one sessions I aim to 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
During the sessions, 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.
Tuitions catered for all levels and needs, from beginner to experience.
Sample subjects covered
( these will be discussed after booking, depending on your own level with the medium)
- 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(amber and colored)
- Photo encaustic
- image transfer.
- Create your own colours and making your own medium
- Incorporating mixed media techniques and embedding elements such as collage
- Mark making and Stencilling
- Making your own encaustic medium/gesso
- Relief and textural techniques (Cavo rilieveo, accretions…)
- and much much more..
→3 hours teaser session ( 2 to 5pm)
€60 per person (all materials included/ light lunch/ a pdf printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers)
→1 day One to one session (10-4pm)
€170 per person or €300 for two people sharing. (all materials included/ light lunch/ a pdf printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers)
→2 days One to One sessions (10-4pm both days)
€300 per person or €550 for two people sharing (all materials included/2 light lunches/ a pdf printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.)
Please email me for more information or questions and to schedule an appointment.
Once you register I will provide you with information on travel, recommended accommodation in this superb part of Ireland, directions to my studio and how to prepare for your workshop session.