Introduction to Encaustics: Painting with Encaustic Wax


Introduction to Encaustics is a Beginners Art Workshop where you will learn how to paint with encaustic wax and experiment with encaustic techniques and tools.

Dating back to the Fayum portraitures of Egypt, encaustics is a beautiful unpredictable medium that is both forgiving and surprisingly exquisite.

In this 1 day intensive workshop, we will work with the wax medium in a variety of ways - from a painterly fashion to one that embraces the encaustics organic nature creating texture and unpredictable movement.

You will learn how to make your own encaustic wax medium, experiment with different techniques and tools, and create up to 5 small encaustic artworks to take home!


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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 hours

What you will learn
  • How to paint with encaustic wax and experiment with image transfers and mixed media embedding
  • How to make your own encaustic wax medium
  • How to experiment and work with different encaustic techniques and tools
What you will get
  • Discount Offer for students - as a student of The Studio of Spontaneous Creativity, if you purchase your art materials from Tilly’s Art & Supplies in Rozelle, you will receive a 10% student discount – just make sure to mention the studio when you go!
  • You will create 5 small encaustic artworks exploring different encaustic techniques
  • You will begin an art journal that will document your art making processes
  • You will come away with a variety of resources (books, videos, articles) that will guide and inspire your art making journey
  • You will have access to purchase additional encaustic materials from our studio storeroom

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for


Art making is a transformative process

The journey to make art begins with you, the inner part of you. For that which is expressed externally is first conceived from within – from the inner space of you where imagination breathes, waiting to be allowed space to connect externally and make art. To make this kind of art therefore requires transformative methods to awaken your creativity and enable your creative process.

The art we create from our inner landscape becomes a blueprint for our being. This blueprint of art is sung with your voice, discerned with your inner intelligence and made with your creative hands. And this birthing of art becomes part of the evolution of our consciousness. For art has this power.

This is what the Studio of Spontaneous Creativity is all about.

Noula Diamantopoulos (http://nouladiamantopoulos.com) is also the Director of the Mosaic Art School of Sydney (http://mosaicartschoolofsydney.com) and The Corporate Buddha (http://thecorporatebuddha.com.au). She is an exhibiting artist and is represented by Artereal Gallery. She is also on the board of the Metavision Institute, where she received her qualifications in psychotherapy.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Workshop Cancellation Policy

All workshops run by SpC rely on an accurate attendance count so that we may prepare for you - our attendees, and welcome you to the studio.

We understand that things happen in life and perhaps you can no longer attend a workshop that you have enrolled in and paid for.

We wish to be fair to you and to our teachers and staff who spend time making these workshops run smoothly, so you can have the maximum enjoyment with us.


If you cannot attend a non-visiting artist/teacher run course (i.e. someone not coming from interstate or overseas) then the school will allow you to transfer to another class.

If you are cancelling prior to 14 days of the course starting, and do not wish to transfer to another class, then a non-refundable administration fee of $35 will apply to one day workshops and $55 for a two day or longer events (e.g. our 5 week courses).

Cancellations made 7 - 14 days before the commencement of the workshop will be charged 50% of the original workshop fee.

No refunds will be available made within 7 days of the workshop.


If you cannot attend a workshop that is being run by a visiting artist/teacher (i.e. someone who is coming from interstate or overseas) then irregardless of the cancellation period we cannot provide a refund.

We will however allow you to transfer your registration to another individual - just notify us. If there are extenuating circumstances and you wish to discuss this with us, then please call us.

Phone: (+61) 02 9818-7471

Email: inspired@spontaneouscreativity.com.au

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18 November 2015 • Introduction to Encaustics: Painting with Encaustic Wax

This class was both informative and fun. Noula us a fantastic teacher who brought the art of encaustics alive. The class was good value. The work space was both atmospheric and comfortable. I would highly recommend this workshop.