Painting with a Stylus with Encaustic Wax

Discover all the techniques and effects you can make using a stylus and encaustic wax. Ages 15+

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Go with the flow, and discover how to paint with a heated encaustic stylus and coloured beeswax...

Learn to master these beautiful effects in your creative pieces... or just go with the flow, and see what the wax allows you to create...



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

I give you lots of trouble shooting techniques incase you can't get the flow of the wax quite right... really common problems I've seen with my lovely students many times over the years, which once they've mastered, they use their stylus so much more.

Once you've mastered the basics of moving the wax effectively...

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.

I show you how you can add finishes with your stylus on top of existing wax paintings, it's a great technique to add embellishments, or highlight favourite areas.

Next I share a technique you can use to create pictures, even when you're not great at painting yourself.

We also cover how to overcome blank canvas syndrome, tips to try when you're not sure where to start...

Then move onto an eye study, showing you ways you can begin to blend your own finished encaustic pieces.

A new stylus has been introduced to the Arts Encaustic range recently, 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.

You will leave confident in using your stylus, and discover how to get the very most out of your equipment, without getting overwhelmed.


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, so, I'm on a mission to share it with as many people as I can, in a fun, friendly, and accessible way for all.

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