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The Candle Academy, Encaustic Art Workshop on Koh Samui:
Situated on the stunningly-beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand, The Candle Academy is a leading candle making and encaustic art school for beginners to advanced artists and designers. Our range of year-round courses includes a 2-3 day wax painting workshop taught in English. Suitable for all levels, the encaustic art course is run by Gary Simmons, a UK tutor and one of the world’s leading candle designers and an encaustic wax painting expert who has been actively creating in these unique art forms for over 20 years.

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About Encaustic Art:

Photo of Learn Encaustic Painting - Art Workshops in Thailand• Encaustic art, also described as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax or some alternative types of waxes blended with colored pigments. 

• Pure, powdered pigments can be used, although some artists use mixtures with oil paints or other forms of pigment. The encaustic paste or liquid is then applied to a surface, usually canvas or prepared wood.

• Special brushes and metal tools are used to shape the paint mixture before it cools, or heated tools can be used to manipulate the wax material once it has cooled onto the surface.

• This allows artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material, enabling further discoveries to be uncovered.

Gary Simmons - Specialist Instructor & Pioneer of Wax Painting:

Image of Learn Encaustic Painting - Art Workshops in Thailand• Born in England in 1958, Gary Simmons has lived in London, Los Angeles CA, the Caribbean and the French Riviera (a region rich in history for renowned artists and pioneers). While living in France, Gary discovered an original technique never before seen in the art world.

• Using heat resistant wax, Gary 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 region that had become weathered, therefore exposing layers of paint, texture, and stories of times past.

• The encaustic work resembles ancient eroded relics of art with textures of the natural elements in wood, aged stone, slate, and oxidized metal. Both the artist and the viewer become absorbed in the discovery of the many textures, colours and forms which evoke a feeling of calmness, presence, balance and well-being. 

• Gary has exhibited in London, Paris, Cannes and Monaco. His work has been commissioned by top interior designers, hotels, private villas and super-yachts on the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur). Gary has sold his work in France, Germany, Italy, London, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Dubai, Florida and Los Angeles, California. 


Encaustic Art (Wax Painting) Workshop:
• Duration: 2-3 days
• Price: 2,000 euro (1 person) / 3,000 euro (2 participants)


- 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
- Texturizing
- Metal effects
- Wood effects
- Marbelyzing
- Weathering
- Aging

Beautiful Location on the island of Koh Samui :

Photos of The Candle Academy, Encaustic Art Workshop on Koh Samui• Renowned for its endless idyllic beaches, luxury resorts and spas, vibrant nightlife, coconut groves, lush mountainous rainforest, and magnificent 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue, Koh Samui is Thailand’s 2nd largest island after Phuket.

• Koh Samui truly is an unforgettable vacation holiday, retreat and honeymoon destination for travellers and couples from around the world.

• Our relaxing accommodation location in Koh Samui hosts lush tropical gardens, a swimming pool and restaurant on the grounds, next to pristine beaches. It is just 5 minutes from the town of Lamai which offers impressive restaurants, night markets, temples and lots of shopping opportunities.

Candle Academy Student Reviews / Testimonials:

Picture of Learn Encaustic Painting - Art Workshops in Thailand•  “I searched the planet to find work like this.”
Leah, Canada

•  "I never realized that I would learn so many techniques in such a short time I skyped my children the designs each night and they were amazed at what I could do."
Sakeena, UK

•  "Gary has the creative ability and eye to take an ordinary object and make it extraordinary with commercial appeal. This has made him one of the most sought after candle designers in the business today and probably ranking him as one of the top designers in the world today."
Mike, UK

•  "I spent a very enjoyable week in the South of France, and now I have the confidence to tackle projects that would have seemed impossible previously."
Jeanie, France

•  "The whole experience of staying next to the perfume capital of the world with its incredible history and Learning one on one with one of the worlds leading designers was a rare treat."
Daniella, Geneva

•  "Thank you Gary for your inspiration and hospitality, it is something I will cherish for a long time."
Marayah Shehu, Africa

Updated: 2018-12-18

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• Learn how to make unique candles at The Candle Academy, a leading candle design school in beautiful Thailand.

• Study on the idyllic island of Koh Samui with one of the world's top candle designers - Gary Simmons. Whether you want to start your own business, or learn candle making as a hobby, we have a quality, intensive candle making course or wax art workshop to suit your needs.

• Our school with accommodation 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.

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