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Encaustic and Photography - Dianne Longley - 2 days



©Deborah Mullins Encaustic

©Deborah Mullins

In this workshop you will explore the potential of combining photography and encaustic wax processes. Discover how the light refracts through the wax in unique ways, giving photographs a translucent and otherworldly quality. The smooth layer of wax can give great luminosity to the photographic images.

We will cover three techniques, firstly glazing photographs with encaustic after they have been adhered to a wooden panel, dipping photographs printed onto Japanese paper into encaustic medium, and hand-colouring photographs and then glazing with encaustic medium. This workshop is ideal for photographers wanting an introduction to combining photographic images and encaustic. For this workshop you do not require specific encaustic experience.


  • Adhering a photograph onto a sized wooden panel
  • Applying encaustic medium and fusing
  • Dipping pigment print on paper into encaustic medium
  • Adhering tonal drawing to wooden panel, adding a grayscale photographic print on Japanese paper then encaustic medium and fusing
  • Drawing lines into encaustic, filling with pigment and wiping back, laser decal transfers, gold foil work, embossing textures colouring
  • Three works will be produced during the workshop
© Jenny Hoffmann

© Jenny Hoffmann


Dianne Longley is an artist who teaches printmaking Adelaide College of the Arts. In 1998 she published 'Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates' and runs workshops in printmaking and artist books in Australia, Japan and USA. She has exhibited widely, won numerous awards, presented at conferences in the UK, USA, & Australia.Dianne completed her Masters Degree at Flinders University in 2000 and is currently enrolled in PhD studies atAustralian National University


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