Painting with a Stylus with Encaustic Wax

Discover all the techniques and effects you can make using a stylus and encaustic wax

Learn how to paint with coloured beeswax and the encaustic stylus.

A delicious therapeutic blend, of hot, flowing molten wax effects; smooth, chocolatey, and a delight to work with once you have the control of the wax mastered.

We will start by covering the basics, papers, waxes and equipment.

I give you lots of trouble shooting techniques when you can't get the flow of the wax quite right, really common problems I've seen with my students over the years.

Once you've mastered the basics, we move onto how to create light, airy, feathery effects.

A very zen like activity, using the tiniest amounts of wax, with the slowest, softest, most gentle of touches.

Wonderful for sitting quietly and loosing yourself in calming, gentle art for an hour or two.

Since initially creating this online course, Arts Encaustic have introduced a new stylus, so I've added a bonus section where I cover the differences between the old stylus tips, and the new stylus tips, and how interchangeable they are. Discover the new wider attachment shapes and tools available.

I also include some photographs of work I have created with the stylus, to give you some ideas for your own creations.

I finish the course off with a technique that you can use to create pictures, even when you're not great at painting yourself!

You will leave confident in stylus techniques, and get the very most out of your equipment.


Your Instructor


Julie Ann
Julie Ann

Julie works with a wide variety of art techniques, but specialises in painting with beeswax, a fascinating medium dating back around 2,000 years. Wax is versatile enough for complete beginners to create beautiful textural artworks, yet also enables experienced artists to create art in an exciting and challenging way. She has been running encaustic wax workshops online for around four years, enabling her to share these beautiful techniques with people who were never able to visit her studio.


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. Also, if you are reading this, it means that you can join at the massively reduced Beta price, and have your input into what you would like to see in the remainder of the course. I intend to film the remaining few videos next week, with the course being finished up, ideally based on your feedback, by the end of April 2019, You will be locked in at this reduced price, nothing else to pay, and receive all future releases and updates within this course!
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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