Learn the many techniques & the joys of working with wax.

Encaustic is a rich organic medium with endless possibilities. Come, play and enjoy the versatility of this ancient medium!

Nicki will teach you the core encaustic techniques including smooth and textural painting, collage, image transfer and incising.

Once you learn the basics, encaustics will surprise you and entice you to use many skills from other mediums, allowing you to build on your own skills and techniques with endless diversity and amazing outcomes in the process.


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The Workshops

Basics of Encaustics
One Day Workshop- $140

A full day of fun delving into the delights of wax !

With clear explanation and demonstrations as well as hands on experimenting and plenty of time to play on this one day workshop you will gain the opportunity to develop a strong sense of what is possible with this exciting medium. This workshop is a delightful introduction to working with wax.

Includes:

– Introduction to materials, grounds and preparation;
– Mediums and paints;
– Layering, fusing, blending, embedding and collage.

Various tools and techniques will be used allowing you to produce at least 2 experimental works by the end of the day.

Encaustic Techniques
Two Day Workshop – $250

A two-day workshop with a thorough introduction to all the basic techniques required to work with wax. This workshop will set you up to continue in your own encaustic painting practice.

Includes:

– Introduction to materials, grounds and preparation;
– Mediums and paints;
– Layering, fusing, blending, drawing, embedding, embossing, incising, accretion and collage.

These 2 days of playing with wax will consist of demonstrations as well as hands on painting and experimenting, with plenty of time to explore, ask questions and develop a strong sense of what is possible with this exciting medium.

During these 2 days you will create both experimental and finished pieces.

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