Encaustic Art

With Karen Tait

The most fun you will have with an iron…


Saturdays 2pm – 4pm, £12 per session on the following dates…

To book, give us a call on 01489779471 or book online by clicking the links below. Click this link for an easy step by step how to guide for our online bookings. 

14th December – BOOK NOW


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’s lots of creative people out there that we are interested in learning so she set up the encaustic art workshops about 8 years ago.

She currently teaches a lot of people and includes sewing jewellery making etc in some of her creative workshops. The idea is to build communities and get students involved in creative activities while getting inspiration from 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.

View some of Karen’s work on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kazies.encaustic.art/


Book now by calling us on 01489 779471


Booking policy
In order to keep our activities at an affordable, and accessible, rate for all, we operate the following booking policy.
1. We require advance payment on booking for all classes and are unable to reserve places without payment.
2. Materials and resources are bought to match the number of people booked onto the course. As a result we cannot guarantee places will be available on the day unless pre-booked. Please always phone to check.
3. In the event of a customer choosing to cancel their course a refund cannot be given, nor payment swapped to another session, unless the course is full and we can fill the space.
4. Should the d.@rt Centre have to cancel a workshop you have booked onto, an alternative workshop or date will be offered. Where this is not possible or acceptable to you, a full refund will be paid.