Encaustic means „to burn in“ in Greek and is an ancient painting technique dating back to the 5th century B.C.

Painting is done with a painting medium made of beeswax and dammar resin, which is melted on a hot plate and applied in a liquid state. The technique is very versatile and can be combined with various other painting techniques (except acrylic).

It takes a little practice and sensitivity to create a beautiful, transparent surface. If you are a newbie in this technique it is worthwhile to invest some time in learning the basics, to make sure you enjoy this beautiful technique.

In this workshop, I will show you the most important basics. All materials and equipment will be provided to make sure you can get familiar with the technique without having to invest a lot in your equipment. We work exclusively with torches and heatguns. No painting irons will be used.

I am very excited to announce that R&F Handmade Paints kindly offered to provide for the Encaustic Paint that we will be using.

15. & 16.10. 20206 – 9.30 PMCHF 250
3. & 4.12.20206 – 9.30 PMCHF 250

Encaustic

Demos

In cooperation with R&F Handmade Paints and Bösner several demos are planned for October 2020. They will take place in three large Bösner branches in Switzerland as far as possible under the Covid 19 regime.

The demos are public and free of charge.

If you don’t want to wait that long, you are welcome to contact me for a One to One Coaching.

Bösner Unterentfelden23.9.202010 AM & 2 PM
free of charge
Bösner Aarberg1.10.202010 AM & 2 PMfree of charge
Bösner Münchwilen8.10.202010 AM & 2 PMfree of charge
kunstfreiraum Oberwil15.10.20207 PMfree of charge

Encaustic Video Tutorials

only available in German

waxipedia

It’s all about wax

There is so much to know about painting with wax. Together with Ursi Lysser we have launched a new website: waxipedia.com offering information and tips and tricks on materials and sources of supply, workshops, and video tutorials.

waxipedia.com is available in German only.