Encaustic Wax Workshops

Encaustic Wax Workshops

For the Love of WAX

For the Love of WAX

Suitable for beginners & Artists wishing to learn an Ancient technique in a more modern and contemporary style

Intensive One on One Workshop - Private Lesson

Cost - £250 Inc all materials, light lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Time - 10am until 4pm

You will learn how to make the wax medium and how to prepare the boards - applying the wax using multiple layers of wax which are then heated and fused - using a heat gun or blow torch (whichever you prefer) we will cover all areas including health and safety, setting up your own encaustic studio, you will explore and experiment with coloured pigments and encaustic bars, you will learn various techniques such as embedding, incising, image transfer, how to apply graphite and charcoal, we will also go through the use of mono printing using a hot plate.   Full details will be sent to you once confirmation email has been received. 

Photo-Encaustic Workshop - In the Studio

Private Tuition 

Cost - £150.00 

Time - 11am - 4pm 

Including all materials - Please bring your own packed lunch for this course

For both professional photographers and amateur - or those who just love taking photos! You will learn various techniques using your digital images which are then transferred onto various types of paper and then heated and fused into encaustic wax medium !.  There will be plenty of free time to explore and experiment with your own images on the day or those which are provided.

Encaustic Taster Sessions - In the Studio

Come and be inspired!

For those who would like to have a go to see whether they would like to explore the medium further - all materials are supplied on the day including one birch wood board - other materials can be purchased on the day.

Cost - £55 per person

11am - 1pm (Maximum 4 - Person)

Demonstrations I am available for small group demos for Art groups/Schools, Women groups and Societies.

I have taught many Artists and teachers here in the UK and abroad - here are just a few 


Dawn is a very generous, competent and communicative artist.  Thanks to her input and her teaching, I have gained in just one day the confidence and the knowledge to set up a studio.  I wholeheartedly commend this one day full immersion course to any artist curious or interested in working in the alchemical wax medium.  I greatly enjoyed this workshop and continue to explore the infinite possiblities encaustic offers to capture different atmospheres.

Alvaro Petritoli - Artist


I have just returned from a great day with Dawn on an Intensive Encaustic Workshop.  I am truly exhausted but keen to get started on my own.  It was very hands on and practical, It really exceeded my expectations.  The best bit was spending the day with such a good teacher.  Dawn is a lovely person, and is truly inspirational.  Dawn is very willing with her knowledge and expertise.

L.Jones - Northamptonshire


'I had the best two days with Dawn in her well equipped studio in the heart of picturesque Dorset.  Dawn is full of enthusiam for this most versatile of mediums.  I had great fun.  Dawn doesn't stint on her resources, patience and energy.  I just wish I didn't live at the other end of the country so I could come back and explore and play more.  I had such a brilliant and fullfilling time'

Sam Banister - Scottish Highlands


Deposits are partially refundable if notice is given within 3 weeks prior to start date and your place can be filled - £10 administration fee for all refunded deposits will be taken.

Cancellation made less than 3 weeks prior to course start date are non-refundable but can be applied to a future course should you need to cancel.  I cannot assume any responsibility for non lodging expenses - It is recommended that you will wait until the workshop/course is confirmed to make these arrangements to ensure refund ability. A deposit of £50 is required for all intensive workshops - please email if you have any problems.

Upon submitting payment you hold Dawn Brimicombe, free from any liability in the event of accident.