Encaustic Wax Workshops


Encaustic Wax Workshops

For the Love of WAX

Suitable for Artists & beginners wishing to learn an Ancient technique in a more modern and contemporary style.  I have worked with encaustic wax and mixed media for around eight and half years now, throughout this time I have taught many artists both here in the UK and abroad including Australia and continue to run workshops from my home studio as well as other venues across the UK - working with encaustic has endless possibilities, it can be combined with many other mediums making it the most diverse media to work with, exciting and addictive!.  I hope to spread the knowledge and love of working with encaustic wax across the UK and to inspire others to learn this ancient art in a more modern and contemporary way.

Introductory Encaustic Workshop (Group) 

For those who would like to have a go to see whether they would like to explore the medium further - all materials supplied on the day including 1/2 birch wood panels - other materials can be purchased on the day.  You will learn various skills and techniques as well as photo-encaustic & mixed media.

11am until 2pm - £95.00

Includes all materials - coffee and tea provided.

Maximum of 4 people.

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.

Come and be inspired!

Encaustic Print Making Workshops

Including Monoprints and Collagraphs 

Fun sessions playing with print making materials and hot wax.

All materials provided including refreshments.

10am - 1pm (Winter Time)

2pm - 5pm (Summer Time)

£55 per person (Max 4)

A fun sessions for those of you who would like to relax within a group & enjoy the company of others in a relaxed atmosphere.

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

I have taught many Artists & teachers here in the UK and abroad including Australia - 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

Dawn is a so passionate about encaustic, I feel so fortunate to have a 2 day intensive workshop with Dawn whilst on holiday from Australia.  I have been working with encaustic for about 18 months and Dawn was able to help me advance my knowledge and skills.  She is a truly inspirational artist and such a great tutor.

Lyndal Kelly - Australia  


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.