Encaustic Art BASICS – English


Learn and deepen the Basics of Encaustic Iron & Stylus work. Perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to gain skills using the iron and stylus. Melt and create with wax colours. Based on the Book & DVD ‘Encaustic Art Basics’ by Michael Bossom.

Over 6 hours of detailed video instruction
Learn step by step
Unlimited access - learn at your own pace and in you own time
Inspiration galleries with many examples
Assignments for practicing and to create your own ArtBook

Created BY Michael Bossom

I began my own journey with wax and heat in 1986. This turned into the Encaustic Art brand in 1991. I have a great deal of experience and knowledge in working with molten wax colours using the iron and other heated tools. I have always worked toward spreading and greater sharing of the encaustic arts, together with my wife Shona.  My practice and experience means I have encountered most of the problems people have in gaining control and mastery of this amazingly versatile medium. I hope that my contributions to these courses in Encaustic House can help you.

Enriched BY Wemke de Jong

I discovered Encaustic Art in 2014, Dutch but I also speak the English language reasonably well. I developed the techniques through experience. Painting with wax is a magical way of creating. I am strongly attracted by intuitively melting the colours over the paper. For me, it is particularly powerful as a mirror for self-reflection. Painted many processes to grow further in personal development. I like to take others on a journey and let them discover their path. The basic course is the foundation where you can continue to build in any way; creative, artistic, intuitive or a combination of these. I hope I can bring you a little bit forward on your journey.


I haven’t done much with the wax lately. I saw so many ideas that I didn’t know what to do. So a crowded head instead of emptying my head nicely. I have decided to follow the EncausticHouse course to break through the impasse. I didn’t think I’d break my head anymore, repeat some basics. I’m glad I choose to follow the course. The course is so well organized for me, mind to zero and just follow the videos and explanations, great. Well, I thought I’d seen all the techniques pass by. Not so, in section 2 a technique comes along that is quite a challenge for me.