Introduction to Encaustic Painting 14th April


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Description of the Workshop

Are you intrigued or curious about encaustic painting, an ancient painting process using pigmented molten beeswax? Are you an art enthusiast wanting to discover a new versatile creative process in an intimate studio setting?

Join me for a one-day introductory workshop, learning the ancient art of encaustic painting in my studio located on the beautifully scenic shore of Lough Derg close by Williamstown Harbour, an ideal backdrop for creating atmospheric artworks in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

During the day-long workshop, you will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments. You will be introduced to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colours and its versatility with building up layers. You will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and create beautiful artworks to bring home. Using an experimental approach to explore the process and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques.



Date: Saturday 14th April 2018

Time: 10-4pm

Location: Isabelle Gaborit encaustic studio, Whitegate, county Clare.

Cost: €120, including all materials. Also a pdf printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

Class limited to 4 participants.

Art Classes for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike.


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.


Subjects covered during the workshop:

  • 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.
  • Creating your own colours and making your own medium.
  • Incorporating mixed media techniques and embedding elements such as collage.
  • Mark-making and stencilling.

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