Learn to Layer with Wax and Dammar

Build dreamy layers of colour, using pigments and mixed media, with beeswax & dammar resin - pure bliss! Adults - Health and Safety Requirements.

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Are you ready to take on the wonderful world of Encaustic Wax?

You've seen the luscious textures, you are entranced by the beautiful effects it makes?

BUT, sometimes the supplies, different options, and how to go about it all, leaves you in a quandary?

Let me help you to navigate the Encaustic Wax labyrinth!

This course will give you a good understanding of what Encaustic Medium is. It explains the terminology of working with beeswax and dammar resin (Encaustic Medium) and covers everything from heat sources, supports to work on, equipment needed, and how to work with it, in detail, with close up shots.

People often tell me they are afraid to get started with wax...

This course is designed to give you confidence, and enough know how, to actually get started!

Even if you're already working with this style of wax, there are so many ways to approach things, you can always discover something new.

Encaustic Wax Medium is applied in multiple layers, fused, and pigmented in a variety of ways.

Mementoes, grasses, and coloured papers are incorporated to create an interesting mixed media style of work.

This style of working has some health and safety implications to be considered, which can be overwhelming, and confusing when you are starting out.

This course will cover the aspects you need to be aware of, and give you the confidence to start.

Each video is designed to be short, and to the point (hopefully!), to get you creating as quickly as possible.

On this course, we will look at:

- A brief background and history of Encaustic Wax Art

- Different supports to work on

- Different types of Waxes and Mediums

- Introduction to the Basics and Health & Safety

- Demonstration of basics, and versatility of wax

- Learn how to fuse layers of wax together, and get smooth and textured finishes.

- I will share my preferred tools, and hopefully help you to avoid some of the pitfalls I made!

- Pigments and methods to colour the wax

- You'll put the techniques shown into practice, and create a selection of test pieces, with suggested notes to act as an aide memoir.

- You will practice ways of embellishing, layering and scratching into the wax.

- Pull what you've learnt together, and create your own finished pieces, with materials you have in your craft store.

The course is designed to spark ideas, show you the basics, then encourage you to create your own works, based on your interpretation of what you've seen.

Every piece is totally unique, no two will ever be the same.

It is a beginner guide covering the basics, yet would also be relevant to artists currently working in encaustic.... To get an idea of the type of effects I cover, watch the short 'Building Layers' video in the Creating Pictures section of the course. (You may need to select the downward arrow / see more button to see this section of the course)

I have also updated the course content to include two short videos, to show you how I incorporate these same techniques we learn in the course, into realistic portraits.

The encaustic materials used in this course can be tricky to come by, particularly in Europe.

If you are in the UK, I can help you with supplies, I started stocking encaustic products to help my students, as I recall the frustration of not being able to get supplies only too well.

If you are overseas, I can often point you in the direction of a local supplier.

Julie has been running wax workshops for over seven years from her UK studios, it's her passion to inspire others and be creative.

Join Julie in 'Arty Heaven', and learn how to paint using HOT BEESWAX...

Scroll down to view the full course curriculum.

Watch the 'Promo' video at the top of the page, to see my style, and decide if it works for you... there are also a few videos you can 'Preview' for free as well.

From there, if you want to get access to the remaining course, simply hit 'ENROLL in Course' and enter your details.

Really hope to see you on the inside.

What other course members have said about the course:

"I watched the course in 2 days and I loved it. Many thanks for that."

"It’s nice that you are doing these, and I really like your teaching style."

Your Instructor

Julie Ann Wrathall
Julie Ann Wrathall

I first discovered Encaustic Wax Art in 2012, and it was love at first sight! I was absolutely entranced by this magical medium, and set out to learn as much about it as I possibly could. It touched me on a soul level like no other. On exhibiting my work, it seemed people were as entranced by this medium as I was, and so my teaching began. I've run workshops, demos, art talks and 1-1's to thousands of people over the years, from small art clubs, to The National Honey Show, and Living Crafts, helping complete beginners, who claim not to draw a straight line, through to professional artists wanting to expand their skills. Teenagers to grandparents. I am passionate about sharing this medium, which is a truly healing art form, I've seen it's therapeutic benefits time and time again. A breath of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs of life. Will you step in and discover it's magic?

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Packed full of tips and inspiration!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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