Encaustic Wax Workshops

The Jurassic Coast remade in hot wax

Workshops are held from my new studio here in Lyme Regis, famous for its Jurassic heritage coastline, here are just a few of the artist/photographers & teachers who have attended my Contemporary Intensive Encaustic Wax course - Julie Edwards, Lyn Kirkland, Sam Banister, Jennine Parker, Jan Shand, Marina Gibbons, Susan Line, Lin Hensman, Gilly Sakakini, Susie Liddle, Zoe Pollock, Stuart Burch, Lena Jones, Alvaro Petritoli, Julie Rymer, Steve Nayer, Lyndal Kelly, Dolly Kary, Emily Syme, Elizabeth Orchard, Ros Castling, Ursi Lysser, Susan Brazendale, thank you for all your kind testimonials and reviews.

I am also available for group workshops and continue to teach workshops from Art venues across the UK and abroad.  I am always happy to collaborate with other Artist.


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 possibilities 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 enthusiasm 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 fulfilling time'

Sam Banister - Scottish Highlands

Dawn is 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 truly an inspirational artist and such a great tutor.

Lyndal Kelly - Australia

I had a fabulous 2 day intensive workshop with Dawn in May.  This was my first experience with the technique and Dawn's enthusiasm for her craft was catching.  Dawn was very attentive and informative it is clear how much passion and knowledge she has for her art.  She adapted kindly to my inexperience allowing me to experiment and move at my own pace.  She has also been wonderful at keeping in touch.  I highly recommend this workshop.

Franine - Sydney, Australia

I have spent two exciting days at Dawn's studio where she showed me firstly the basics of working with encaustic and then on the second day I was able to try it out by myself.  Her knowledge of the medium is unbelievable and she never held back with suggestions and ideas. We also had delicious lunches in her lovely back garden.  I can't wait to go back and learn some more.  But for now I'm happy to explore and learn.  So get your travel tickets and join this amazing and lovely lady for an creative experience.  Thank you Dawn, it's sad we are not closer.

Ursi Lysser from Switzerland