Janise Yntema

From 2D to 3D

Expanding the Narrative

of Colour and Form 

3-Day Workshop from April 21 - 23, 2022

What you will Learn

Increase your knowledge of what is possible with encaustic in this 3-day workshop exploring mixed media,

relief and three-dimensional painterly approaches towards making art with encaustic.


The workshop is generously sponsored by R&F Handmade Paints and is taught in English. 

Encaustic as an encapsulator

Students will master the ability to use encaustic as an encapsulator, both as a paint and binder, as more sculptural approaches towards painting are discovered. Learn how a mixed media approach can enhance encaustic painting, bringing a new energy and dimension to your work. 

With a focus on repurposing, a selection of materials compatible with encaustic will be introduced towards expanding and extending form and meaning in the work.

Reframe natural elements

We will incorporate and reframe natural, handmade and industrial elements as an extension of our colour palettes, discovering texture as colour, shadow as line and form and the 3 dimensional as ‘painting in the round’. Direction will be given towards the pacing an artwork and development of compositional form towards constructing a uniquely visual architecture of space.

How to build a painting

The importance of sequence will be discussed as students learn structurally sound methods to ‘build’ a painting. The advantages and limitations of combined materials will be considered as archival and safe studio practices are addressed.

Be guided and inspired

A PowerPoint presentation will be included to guide and inspire. Experimentation will be encouraged, and a strong focus on individual support will be given. Students will return to their studios with new inspiration ready to be incorporated into their artistic practices.

Workshop Details:

studio kunstfreiraum

Hohestrasse 134

4104 Oberwil, Switzerland

About Janise Yntema 

Janise and I met for the first time in 2019 at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, US. Besides being smitten with her paintings, she joined my friend Beth and me for an inspiring evening, discussing life and art, during the conference. 

Janise is American and lives in Europe since many years, currently in Brussels , which is a few hours drive from Basel. I am very happy she is taking on the travel to teach at my studio. To read more about Janise and to see her incredible work please visit her website. 


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