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The T1 Basic online course in Encaustic Art Skills

Enjoy Encaustic Art?
The online T1basic course could be just the thing to help you develop your skills.
Iit's FREE so take a look below


*NOTE:

The course is simple - just work your way through the set of images shown below in your own time and at your own pace. This skill study will help improve your technique and versatility.

The 90 minute Learn the Skills program on Video or DVD clearly demonstrates all the modules that you need to be able to reproduce for this course. The real time demonstrations are designed to help teach you to understand and repeat the techniques effectively, and enjoy the process too!

Michael Bossom working  and promoting encasutic art (1998(
Michael Bossom started his work with encaustic at the very beginning of 1987 and has inspired and demonstrated some of the simpler techniques to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide ever since then. A teaching network was first started in Holland in 1992 and since then much has progressed. A couple of years later Michael set up this selection of image modules in a effort to pass on basic skills using a progression of techniques.

These images and the ability to teach them successfully to others laid the foundation of an encaustic art teaching network.
Can you re-create all the images in the T1basic set below?
Of course, this is just the tip of a huge creative iceberg! .

ENCAUSTIC ART WAX BLOCK COLOURS NEEDED FOR THE T1basic COURSE ARE:
STUDY PIECES for the T1basic Online Course
Chaos in the 4 effects At the start of learning there is chaos and an open mind.
Work safely
in an ordered environment.

Skill is the development of control and predictability.

Art can be the imaginative use of such skill or the keen perception that may emerge during the creative process, where the participant (artist) identifies, understands, "knows" that the artwork is complete - time to stop.
Chaotic abstract artwork


1.Chaotic abstract where the painter "finds" forms in the wax without preconception.

T1basic Course Notes:

Rhythmic patterned artwork - some control

2.Patterned abstract where strokes are repeated to form rhythmic patterns

T1basic Course Notes:

mandala - reflected pattern & structure

3. Structured pattern e.g. Mandala where patterns are reflected like a kaleidoscope

T1basic Course Notes:

simplest landscape structure

4. Simplest structure for landscape use No. blue green colour

T1basic Course Notes:

the zigzag landscape  - iron technique

5. Zig-zag landscape - natural colour & full effect No.23 Olive Green & 14 Yellow Brown

T1basic Course Notes:

There are 4 basic horizon shapes to learn ....
Flat encaustic horizon

a) Flat horizon with water rubbed beneath

T1basic Course Notes:

Low hills made by the rounded edge of the iron

b) Low hills - caused by the rounded shape of the iron's upper edge

T1basic Course Notes:

High Hills - encaustic iron tip in rounded  movement

c) High hills made with the tip of the iron in rounded movements

T1basic Course Notes:

Peaks - made using the iron's edge in jagged transverse movement

d) Peaks - made using the iron's edge in jagged transverse movement

T1basic Course Notes:

Rubbed sky & colour harmony

6. Rubbed sky & added colour harmony into foreground (reflect sky colours)

T1basic Course Notes:

full iron painted sky and landscape

7. Full iron painted sky and landscape

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card after printing off to fabric

8a. Fabric print of full A6 landscape

T1basic Course Notes:

Wax image printed onto fabric

8b. Fabric print of full A6 landscape

T1basic Course Notes:

Doodling with the encaustic stylus for graphic control

9. Stylus scribing tool doodle on a card

T1basic Course Notes:

Using the scribing tool

9. Stylus scribing tool doodle on a card

T1basic Course Notes:

Indirect wax transfer - pool scene

10a. Indirect wax transfer for stones in water with dragonflies

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Indirect wax transfer - hilltop castle

10b. Indirect wax transfer for a hilltop castle

T1basic Course Notes:

fantasy castle pathway

11. Fantasy castles and path using dragged point for horizon - perspective

T1basic Course Notes:

fantasy scry - inner worlds

12. Fantasy Scry and scriber.

T1basic Course Notes:

combining encautic environments with stamped images

13. Black pen, rubber stamps, silhouettes, etc. - using translucent wax

T1basic Course Notes:

 Alpine mountains and rubbed lake.

14. Alpine mountains and rubbed lake.

T1basic Course Notes:

A5 sized landscape with iron sky, hills, distant trees, water lake,

15. A5 sized landscape with iron sky, hills, distant trees, water lake, foreground.

T1basic Course Notes:

END of STUDY PIECES for the T1basic Online Course
FULL PRINTABLE COURSE NOTES ARE HERE

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