Encaustic Art with Karen Tait

As we gently move out of lockdown we are committed to keeping our staff and customers as safe as possible and will be following, reacting to, government guidelines.
We are hoping to restart our evening and weekend activities from Tuesday 1st September 2020.
This may mean reduced numbers in classes, or unfamiliar teaching spaces so that we can accommodate the appropriate social distancing requirements.
If your activity would usually use shared resources, you may be required to purchase an additional resource pack. More details to follow.
Details of course registration, and health guidelines will be sent to you in advance of your course.
Please note that if you wish to use the credit on your account to book onto new courses, this cannot be done online. Email community@wildern.org or phone 01489 779471.


1pm - 3pm

£12 per person

What is Encaustic Art?

Encaustic painting is a mixed media technique that involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments have been added. This can then be applied to a surface such as canvas or other materials.

Encaustics can be used to add texture, often to abstract art. The medium can be used as paint,
adhesive, or both, and it mixes well with oil-based media. It is a satisfying art form which never produces the exact same end product twice!

About Karen Tait

Karen is an avid crafter. She is involved in sewing and art workshops.

Before running workshops, she used to create items such as textiles and jewellery items and attend craft fairs. After sitting at craft fairs and chatting to customers she realised there are many of creative people out there who are interested in learning so she set up the encaustic art workshops about 8 years ago.

Karen includes sewing and jewellery making in some of her creative workshops and she likes to build communities getting students involved in creative activities whilst being inspired by each other.

So why not join Karen for a relaxing afternoon learning or practising encaustic art skills?

Karen uses beeswax and different heat tools so you will be able to create amazing paintings even with no painting experience. Create a variety of paintings by transferring onto fabric and adding different media.

The courses will be bookable when the 'book now' buttons appear on the dates below, so for now just note the dates in your diary. Keep an eye on your emails and our socials for updates.


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