The Candle Academy in Thailand:
Learn encaustic art (wax painting) techniques on the beautiful island of Koh Samui (Thailand’s second largest island) with one of the world's top candle designers and artists. The Candle Academy is a leading candle making and wax art school, and offers a range of quality, short courses & workshops for intensive learning.Email: Contact us below
Our location with accommodation facilities in Koh Samui enjoys lush tropical gardens next to spectacular beaches, with a swimming pool and restaurant on the grounds, and is just 5 minutes from the town of Lamai which offers quality restaurants, charming night markets, temples and lots of shopping opportunities.
Encaustic Art (Wax Painting) Workshop in France:
• Duration: 2-3 days
• Price: 2,000 euro (1 person) / 3,000 euro (2 participants)
• For beginners to advanced artists
On completion of this short course, students will have complete knowledge and confidence of working with the medium of wax painting. The course includes
- 2 or 3 nights accommodation on Koh Samui in the onsite residence
- Pick up and drop off from Samui Airport
- All instruction in the medium
- Understanding temperatures
- Working with colour
- Metal effects
- Wood effects
About Your Instructor:
Born in England in 1958, Gary Simmons has lived in London, Los Angeles, the Caribbean and the French Riviera. While living in France, Gary discovered an originial technique never before seen in the art world.
Using heat resistant wax, he created a special formula to produce three dimensional textured paintings unique to this medium. The inspiration came from the sun bleached faded facades of the Mediterranean that had been weathered, exposing layers of paint, texture, and stories of time gone by.
The work resembles ancient eroded relics of art with textures of the natural elements in wood, slate, aged stone, and oxidized metal. The viewer becomes absorbed in the discovery of the many textures, forms and colours which evoke a feeling of presence, calmness, balance, and well-being.
Gary has exhibited in London, Paris, Monaco, and Cannes. His work has been commissioned by top interior designers, hotels, super-yachts and private villas on the Cote d'Azur. He has sold in Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Dubai, Ireland, Los Angeles, London, and Florida.