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You are invited to join me in my studio to explore the art of painting with encaustic. I will demystify the process of working with this sensual medium and share some of my methods for creating unique painting effects.

I like to keep the class size small (usually 6 to 8 students), this makes for a very personalized learning experience and students of all skill levels gain from the intimate studio workshop with foundation techniques including image transfers, embedding papers and images, colour, collage, pan pastels, shellac burns and texture methods and embedding. You will learn how to make your own medium and be provided with additional resources on materials and safe studio practices.
Work small and come away with lots of completed work. Bring your own materials to collage and embed if you wish! Excellent course for beginners, and experienced artists can take their work to a new level. Instruction and reinforcement in colour and composition will be included in this challenging workshop.

Due to the limited number of spaces available per class early registration is recommended to secure your spot.

All materials for my workshops will be supplied in the studio. All you will need to bring is a packed lunch. A delicious healthy morning tea will be provided.

Encaustic is one of the most beautiful mediums to work with. The name derives from the Greek word, “enkaustikos,” meaning  ‘burning in’.  Using a beeswax medium, pigments are added and heat is employed when applying this durable mixture to a firm substrate.

In hot liquid form, the wax medium can be brushed, poured or penned onto an absorbent panel.  It dries instantly, heat is then applied to manipulate and fuse the wax as the artwork progresses in layers. Heat guns, torches can be used simultaneously with brushes, sticks, any mark making tools you can find. Encaustic can be stamped, modelled, sculpted, carved and drawings can be applied onto the surface. Collage material can be applied, and/or embedded into the wax. This multi-tasking, quick drying and spontaneous art form of painting well engage the participant and keeps the adrenaline running. It is an addictive and engaging process.


Workshops – Encaustic (hot wax) Mixed Media

Cheryl McGannon

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This is a 2 day workshop with materials included.

Classes – 9.30am to 4pm both days

Workshop dates for Encaustic Wax Mixed Media:

18/19 October (Thurs.Fri) 2018

 7/8/9 October (Tues.Wed.Thurs.) (Photo Encaustic)


My studios –   28 Littleridge Court, Doonan, Sunshine Coast,  Queensland, Australia
Workshop Fee:          2-Days- $300.00 – All materials included

3 Days $400,  you bring your own photo printed on matt photo paper

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Prerequisite:              None

Class Size:                 4-6 Students

Class Hours:              9.30am – 4.30pm


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