Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshops

Preparing the Beeswax

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Encaustic wax painting is as versatile as any 21st Century medium. It can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, sculpted and textured to create a stunning piece of contemporary art.

Introductory Painting Workshop

I am now able to offer personal Introductory workshops from my studio on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK. During the session you will work on a hand-crafted birch ply panel. You will learn about the tools, materials and methods of creating your wax painting in a safe environment.

It is vital to prepare your panel for painting, fusing wax layers to create a good working surface.  I will discuss and demonstrate various techniques e.g. Shellac burn,  mixed media collaging, building texture and creating translucent layers. There will be ample time to experiment everything you have learned, and you will leave the session with a finished panel and lots of ideas for setting up your own studio.

Personal session 10:00 - 16:00 £120 per person (Maximum of two people)

Whether you are an experienced artist looking to complement an existing painting skill, or indeed a complete novice, this session provides a great introduction. Check out my latest video on Photo Encaustic. Click HERE

Introduction to Encaustic Collograph

Encaustic collograph is an adaptation of traditional collograph and drypoint (relief and intaglio) printing methods. Wax is used in lieu of collage materials and an acrylic plate is used instead of mountboard. The resultant prints are exciting in their depth of texture and tone, offering a fluidity and abstraction without the wait! From plate to print in one session! If you are impatient to get to the 'reveal' on the press, then this technique could be for you.

I use a Gunning Studio Press No.1 from Ironbridge Fine Arts & framing

Personal sessions 10:00 - 15:00 £100 per person (Maximum of two people)

All materials and refreshments are included in each workshop. At the end of the session you are likely to be mesmerised by this wonderful method of creating unique and exciting artwork.

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your sessions at a mutually agreeable date, this is non-refundable but should you need to cancel, it can be used for a later date (within 6 months).

Please contact me on the form below for more details on what to bring, directions and payment details. Or call me on

01305 824095

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Thank you for the truly inspiring encaustic workshop.Not only did I go away knowing some wonderful techniques and a sound basis of encaustic painting but your sharing of ideas was so generous and encouraging.I felt that you understood the approach I have to painting and you helped me to realise this in a new medium.It certainly suits my style and I can't wait to set up my own encaustic equipment.Your helpful information as to where to obtain the equipment economically is a godsend. I loved the medium of wax and pigment,the pace and smell of it all and the magic of it! I was so pleased with my final painting and can recall exactly how each part of it was achieved,a useful reference indeed.I took it to my art class the next day along with your leaflets and everyone was so interested and intrigued. Thank you,Lyn,for a truly memorable and creative day.

Clare A September 2017

I have just enjoyed a Workshop day with Lyn today. It was very informative and extremely enjoyable. Lyn is a friendly and very talented teacher and was equipped to help me produce a beautiful piece of encaustic artwork. Even more importantly she has inspired me to continue in this media. Very exciting and rewarding. Thank you Lyn.              
Sarah Allan - June 2016

We Flew over from Spain to do two days workshop with Lyn. We learned loads and cannot recommend Lyn enough. Lyn is very welcoming and has an excellent approach to teaching and sharing information. Also Lyn does not 'skimp' on equipment and materials. Nothing was too much trouble and hopefully next time we are in UK we will incorporate another workshop. A very big thanks for such an enjoyable and informative couple of days Lyn.

Mal Wylde and Susan Weatherstone - November 2016

I enjoyed an informative and interesting day with Lyn, learning techniques completely new to me.  I came away with a lot of information, enthusiasm, an experimental panel of artwork that has been much admired -and one of her delicious chocolate brownies:) Must try the collagraph next. Thank you, Lyn, for a great day.

Marian Arnott-Weeks - February 2017

A very enjoyable day was spent with Lyn learning encaustic wax skills. Lyn is very knowledgeable and passes that knowledge on in an informative and entertaining way. Came away from the course with loads of ideas and can't wait to start experimenting. Thanks Lyn.

Steve Thorne - February 2017

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