Phil Madley

Encaustic Wax Artist

Tel: 01442 822398

... the students produced a remarkable quantity & quality and spoke highly of their experience on Phil's course
Taken from Phil Madley's Visitors Book


What Phil's clients have said:
Thank you again for your excellent one-to-one tuition. It was an extremely enjoyable three days

Encaustic Wax Art Courses, Classes & Workshops

Phil is a qualified art teacher and runs workshops for encaustic wax painting at venues throughout Southern England.

Encaustic art courses provide a fun, informative and supportive environment in which you can practice a variety of skills in encaustic wax painting. They are designed to unleash your creativity in this exciting and unconventional medium. During the course, you will cover the techniques of encaustic wax painting, using an iron, hot air gun, scriber, hot brush and heated stylus with coloured and metallic waxes. Encaustic art starter kits can be purchased, or hired, from Phil prior to commencing the classes.

Phil will encourage you to develop your own style after learning the basic techniques with ongoing constructive assessment. He is an enthusiastic tutor who provides a fun and supportive environment in a creative class that is both informative and exciting.

Phil offers tuition for individuals, or a maximum of two people, during weekdays from his studio in Wilstone, Hertfordshire.
Creative Encaustic Wax Taster Session
DurationNo of participantsPrice
2 hours1£50
2 hours2£35 per person
What's included in the price?
  • The workshop includes a brief introduction to encaustic art over a coffee.
  • Use of all encaustic art tools, specialist iron, hot stylus, hot air gun, scriber, coloured waxes and encaustic card all included.
  • 2 hours of tuition.
  • Free tea/coffee.
  • All artwork you produce is yours to keep.
Amazing Art Encaustic Wax Day Session
DurationNo of participantsPrice
4.5 hours1£125
4.5 hours2£75 per person
What's included in the price?
  • The same as the Creative Encaustic Wax Taster Session with 2.5 hours of tuition, break for Lunch followed by a further 2 hours of tuition.

Individual Masterclass for specific style or paintings

DurationNo of participantsPrice
4.5 hours1£125
What's included in the price?
  • The same as the Creative Encaustic Wax Taster Session with 2.5 hours of tuition, break for Lunch followed by a further 2 hours of tuition.
  • Individual, one-to-one guidance to work on your artwork and develop your own style.

For more information on the art courses contact Phil on 01442 822398, or via the Contact Form, or visit the Craft Courses website.


Encaustic Wax Art Starter Kits

Phil's art courses include the use of equipment. However, encaustic art starter kits can be purchased from Phil on the day, if preferred:

Encaustic Art Starter Kit: £56.50, includes:
  • Lightweight encaustic painting iron
  • 12 personally recommended encaustic waxes
  • 12 A6 black painting cards and 36 A6 white painting cards
  • Special hand turned thin scriber tool

The encaustic iron is small and lightweight, with adjustable temperature settings. It holds a stable working temperature, ideal for any type of wax melting or encaustic wax painting technique.

Encaustic Art Stylus Pro: £34.50, includes:
  • Encaustic heated Stylus
  • On/Off and two heat settings
  • Three screw in attachments - pen, brush & rectangle

The Art Stylus is especially designed for painting in wax. The interchangeable tips allow you to control the hot wax, helping you to easily create more detailed encaustic art work. Various additional attachments can be purchased separately.

Gift vouchers, the perfect present!

Gift vouchers can be redeemed against a wax art taster session, individual tuition, or painting. Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £20, £25 and £50. For more information contact Phil on 01442 822398 or via the Contact page.