I run Encaustic Wax & Mixed Media Workshops, see details of workshops below...

Website Updates and Workshop Dates.... I am in the process of making some big changes on my website, it WILL be condensed, improved and live, very soon!   WORKSHOPS…..   Arts Encaustic Workshops Encaustic Wax Painting Iron Techniques. Four x 2.5 hour sessions - £140  Pure therapy! Learn how to apply wax with a painting iron and create different effects easily in wax.
Applying wax with an Encaustic Iron

Applying wax with an Encaustic Iron

Recommended for anyone not previously familiar with working with wax, or those who have used wax, but not getting the most out of their equipment. Different projects each week. To get the best out of the workshops, I recommend doing shorter weekly sessions to allow you time to practice at home, and come back to discuss things which worked / didn't work well. Learn how to manipulate wax, create abstract patterns, fantasy landscapes, mixing colour, stamping and using your iron as a hotplate. You will need your own materials, which you can order through me if you wish; starter set £38, and painting iron £30 Maximum of four students based in my studio in Bourne End. (If there is space, it is possible to join for an adhoc session, £35 with your own iron and materials, or £45 with materials and iron provided.) New Online Course...!   Have you been wanting to try your hand at encaustic wax?   Have the kit, but don't know how to use it...?   Been intending to do a course, but the dates never quite work...?   My new Online Course could be the perfect answer!!    'Painting with an Iron' is the first course, and is up and live now.    You can access the course here, watch the promo video, and view five of the videos straight away for free!   Hope to see you 'on the inside'...!   Encaustic Wax Painting Stylus Techniques Two x 2.5 hour sessions - £70  Learn how to use a stylus to draw and paint in wax, add different attachments to create stunning new effects.
Applying wax with an Encaustic Stylus

Applying wax with an Encaustic Stylus

Recommended for anyone who has not previously worked with wax, or with a stylus. You will need your own materials, which you can order through me if you wish; starter set £38 and stylus £34 Maximum of four students based in my studio in Bourne End. (If there is space, it is possible to join for one session, £35 with own stylus and materials, or £45 with materials and stylus provided.)   Encaustic Wax Painting Projects with Stylus, Iron, Hot Air Gun and Hot Plate Two Week Course - 2.5 hour £70 Take everything you’ve learnt so far with your iron, stylus and wax and take it a step further. Recommended for students who are comfortable with using and applying wax.
Encaustic Wax Hot Air Gun pictures

Encaustic Wax Hot Air Gun pictures

Learn how to mix colours and get magical dreamy effects with encaustic wax using a hot air gun. Use the hotplate to create larger sized pictures and learn lots of new techniques of applying wax. Recommended for those already familiar with working with wax. Each week we will work on a new project using different tools, and really begin to see just how versatile encaustic wax can be. You will need your own materials, iron, stylus, waxes and papers. Additional wax and paper can be purchased through me if you wish. It is advantageous to have your own heat gun, and / or hotplate, but not essential for the course, contact me for more details. Maximum of three students based in my studio in Bourne End. If there is space, it is possible to join for one session, £40 with own equipment and materials, or £50 with all materials and equipment provided.   Prosecco Evenings… Two hour informal non-tutored sessions designed for people who have their own Arts Encaustic equipment, and are familiar with the basics, but don't get around to using it at home. Come along, have some drinks and nibbles, learn from each other, ask questions, what am I doing wrong, etc, and enjoy some encaustic waxing over a natter. Booking essential. £20 including drinks and nibbles. If you do not have your own equipment, you can join us for £30, including materials and equipment hire, you will have a short introduction to get you started, but please be aware that it is untutored and won't be the same as a step by step workshop.   Teenage workshop 2.5 hour session - Saturday / After School £45 including materials, £55 for 1-1 session. encaustic-wax-art-supplies Add an alternative medium to your GCSE, or A Level portfolio course work, or just try it out for fun. Recommended for teenagers not previously familiar with working with wax, or those who have used wax, but not getting the most out of their equipment. Learn how to manipulate wax, create abstract patterns and fantasy landscapes, or alternatively, create a detailed piece with a stylus.  Enjoy the freedom of moving the wax around and splattering wax about to get some great effects. Book a 1-1 to and ask for help in completing a wax project specific to your portfolio. Encaustic has a really rich and fascinating history dating back 2,000 years to the Egyptians and early iconography, so wax provides a really unique offering outside of the usual mainstream art mediums.   R&F style Encaustics Workshops This style of working with wax is entirely different to the Arts Encaustic range, it is more involved and has health and safety implications to be considered, so recommend the two day course for all beginners.   Smaller session blocks can be booked thereafter. Encaustic Beeswax Medium and Mixed Media Wax Techniques Two day course £240, including all materials. 9am-3pm Encaustic Wax medium is applied in multiple layers, fused, pigmented in a variety of ways, mementos, grasses, or coloured papers, incorporated in work in a scrapbooking, mixed media style.
Painting with Hot Wax

Painting with Hot Wax

We will look at a brief background and history of Encaustic Wax art / Different supports to work on / Different types of Waxes and Mediums / Pigments and methods to colour the wax / Introduction to the Basics & Health and Safety / Demonstration of basics and versatility of wax / Have a go at some of techniques shown. Following session will consist of different projects and ways of applying, layering, scratching into and colouring wax. Maximum of three students based in my studio in Bourne End. Recommended for students who have previously worked with wax, or who are competent with trying out new art techniques. The encaustic materials used in this session are not very easy to come by, therefore, for this course, all materials and tools are included.   Tailored workshops and gifts In addition to the workshop options above, it is possible to tailor your own session, for yourself, or someone else.    Or buy gift vouchers, and let them decide...! Choose… 2.5 hour tutored session, £35 with your own equipment and materials, or £45* using mine. 3.5 hour tutored session, £50 with your own equipment and materials, or £60* using mine. 5 hour tutored session, plus a break for food, £70 with your own equipment and materials, or £90* using mine. *Additional material costs for R&F workshops. See FAQ Page for more information. Once a date / workshop is allocated, it will be opened to others to join.   OR… Book with a minimum of one friend, in which case it will not be opened to others.    OR… Book a 1-1 tuition session, Add additional £10 to workshop per 2.5 hour session. Contact me for availability. julie@julieannsgallery.co.uk / 07976 700737 GIFT VOUCHERS If you want to arrange a gift for someone, you will be sent a tailored gift voucher, including name of recipient, details of what they will be doing, for how long, and how to book, etc.  This can either be e-mailed to you free of charge, or I can print, include an encaustic card for your own message and post to you for an additional £3.50. Buy generic gift vouchers, which can be used to purchase original artwork, encaustic workshops, or encaustic supplies.   Vouchers come in  £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100 options. I will e-mail you an invoice, with payment instructions on and send your choice of gift voucher upon payment.   Vouchers are valid for one year, and will be booked or redeemed at a mutually agreeable time in the New Year.   Additional information Workshops are informal and friendly, suitable for adults and teenagers.  Tea and coffee are provided, and maybe some cake or some biccies if you're lucky! For one - four people per session. You can buy encaustic products through me, I have a fairly good supply in stock, of Arts Encaustic and R&F products, see 'Buy Wax Supplies' page.   DATES I have moved out of my art studio at The Stables, workshops are now held at external locations. If you have a suitable location and a small group and would like me to come to you, that can be arranged, subject to other commitments. Contact me for more information.   Want to find out more… Click here for Frequently Asked Questions...