Online courses are the modern way to learn. Streaming video is becoming the normal way of viewing many things. So we are delighted to let you know that a new online learning community has been created to bring Encaustic Art courses onto your screens. For years we have put teaching videos onto Youtube and more than 2 million views later many people have grown in skill and understanding. The new Course community is called EncausticHouse.com and is free to join, so why not do that?
EncausticHouse.com is the joint creation of Wemke de Jong and Michael Bossom. Both are passionate about the wonders of Encaustic Art creativity. Both are very capable in creations involving melting wax colours with heated tools and finding expression and image.
And the BASICS course is not only available in English but also in Dutch (autumn 2019).
There are many creative potentials to unfold in this new environment!
The first course on offer is the Encaustic Art BASICS course which is based on the Book and DVD by the same name, created by Michael Bossom. This video opposite will explain a bit more about how it all works. Take a look at the BASICS course introduction video.
The courses contain many videos which are followed by Study Focus articles. Each section has an Inspiration Gallery to complete the experience and provide some extra ideas and stimulation above and beyond the main teaching pathway. The assignment is really to create an Art Book, a file containing your own examples as you proceed through the course segments and sections.
This first Encaustic Art BASICS course is a complete introduction for beginners and is based upon the excellent Book and twin DVD set Encaustic Art BASICS by Michael Bossom. However, the whole Encaustic House experience offers much more than just that. The course itself covers more than this:
Starting : What you need
Layout of work area
Some pattern types
Iron hotplate mode
Aperture cards and circular cuts
Die-cutting for cards
Full iron landscape
The four horizon shapes
Printing wax onto fabric
Tissue work with wax
Polymer stamping (clear)
Fantasy castles in wax
Stylus for graphics