Beyond Boundaries: a Journey into Large-Scale Encaustic Art, 7th/ 8th September 2024, Connemara, Ireland


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Exciting news! By popular demand, I’m thrilled to unveil my latest offering: Beyond boundaries: Journey into Large-Scale Encaustic Art; a two days Encaustic Painting workshop dedicated entirely to the art of working on a larger scale.


About the workshop

Experience an immersive weekend workshop where you’ll journey into the captivating world of large-scale encaustic painting. Delve into the nuances of scale, refining your skills as you confront the technical intricacies of crafting expansive, seamless artworks. Gain confidence in selecting the right tools to tackle ambitious projects.

Under the guidance of Isabelle, you’ll participate in a series of guided sketching exercises tailored to deepen your understanding of your own unique artistic vision.

Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking landscape of the west coast of Ireland, we’ll explore techniques that mirror the natural processes of erosion, deposition, and relief. From building up layers to scraping back, heating, cooling, and shaping, you’ll learn to create highly tactile surfaces. Along the way, we’ll delve into essential elements such as composition, value, and tone, as well as the dance between opacity and transparency.

Tailored for artists or enthusiasts who have completed an introductory encaustic painting workshop, we’ll begin with a comprehensive review of foundational concepts before delving into advanced territory, refining techniques and elevating your artistry to new heights.

By workshop’s end, you’ll not only have expanded your understanding of encaustic painting but also gained mastery over the medium, empowering you to confidently create on a larger scale. You’ll depart armed with a comprehensive handout encompassing workshop highlights and a curated list of suppliers to support your artistic journey.

Experience the rugged beauty of Connemara as you immerse yourself in artistic exploration, fostering new visions and connections within a community of like-minded creators. Whether you arrive with a specific project or an open mind, find support and inspiration to fuel your creative growth.


About the Location

The Renvyle peninsula sits in the far edge of the western shores of Ireland, with its long stretches of the clean sandy beaches of White Strand, Lettergesh Beach and stunning Glassilaun Beach.  A wealth of textures and colors, all bathing in the extraordinary light of Connemara .


In the Summer, the mountains would change from grey to dazzling white and then glow golden orange with the descending sun.  As storm passes, the sky, which was once black tuns blue, the hills from orange, brown, red and green.  The countryside sparkle and everything contribute: The sky, the hills, lakes and rivers, stone walls and paddocks.



Dates: Saturday 7th, 10 to 4pm /Sunday 8th September 2024, 10 to 4 pm.

Location: Renvyle, Co Galway, Ireland.

Fee: €270. The package price includes 2 days of total encaustic painting immersion, all tuition and materials. R&F Handmade Paints generously support this workshop.Also, a pdf printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

Workshop limited to 10 participants.

This workshop is tailored for artists or art enthusiasts who have completed an introductory encaustic painting workshop and are eager to delve deeper.

Payment plan available.( deposit of €100 required to secure space). Please contact me here for details about payment plan.

Accommodation is not included in the fee.

Please check Air B&B website or for available accommodation in proximity. The workshops will take place in Renvyle, Co. Galway, only 10 minutes from Letterfrack and 20 minutes to Clifden.


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  as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Once you register I will provide you with information on travel as well as directions to my studio and how to prepare for the week end .

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