All content © 2022  Janise Yntema

Having worked exclusively with beeswax encaustic as a professional artist for over 25 years, I have the experience and knowledge to teach effectively. In 2018 I was the recipient of the International Encaustic Artists Vendéene Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Fine Art Encaustic Community. In 2019, I attended the R&F Advanced Teaching Workshop in Kingston, NY exponentially enlarging my skills as to what can be possible with this amazing medium.

Techniques taught

O N S I T E   W O R K S H O P S

All of my workshops include demos, personalized instruction and Powerpoint presentations to inspire and guide.  The following courses are currently available:

An Introduction to Encaustic

Learn techniques to begin an encaustic practice. All basics covered to include setting up an encaustic studio and safe studio practices.

From 2D to 3D: Materiality and Encaustic

Explore encapsulation of mixed media, relief and 3D approaches to encaustic in this 3 day workshop.

The Next Level: Sculptural Encaustic

Learn construction techniques to achieve sublime sculptural effects higlighting the intrigue of encaustic in this 2 day workshop.

Encaustic on Paper:

Discover different methods of working with encaustic on paper to include Encaustiflex. Explore image transfer, suminagashi, gum arabic resist, trace monotype and use of gel plate in this 3 day workshop.

The Nuance of Landscape

Investigate different means to designate landscape through the multi-facted qualities of encaustic.

U P C O M I N G:


     • Kunstfreiraum, Switzerland;: From 2D to 3D: Transforming Materials with Encaustic April 21 – 23, 2022

     • Essence of Mulranny, Ireland: Contemporary Encaustic, Building the Narrative  

I teach encaustic workshops in my Brussels Atelier to small groups of students, to maintain personal attention. Sessions are individually created to focus on skill level and technique. Whether for those new to encaustic needing basic introductory courses or for students interested to receive in depth guidance for specific techniques, the goal remains to help each student acquire a facility with the material towards finding their personal artistic voice.

P R I V A T E    C L A S S E S

Individual sessions are available and afford the student a personalized experience catered to their skill level and speed of working.

A personal critic of work can be included.


Having shown internationally and had representation in galleries in numerous countries, I am able to offer artists unique insights into ways of developing a sustainable practice. I offer private portfolio reviews as well as critique towards professional development.  Portfolio reviews are accepted online and are supported with written commentary, as well as online support.

For information on upcoming sessions, please email Janise Yntema  Follow my teaching schedule and encaustic tips on instagram @ThisEncausticPractice

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      "What was my favourite part of the course?   Everything!"

      Els, Belgium

       "I enjoyed every moment!"

      Kris, The Netherlands

      "An inspirational and highly motivating workshop."

      Ing, The Netherlands

     "An expert teacher!"

     ,Marion  The Netherlands

      "A fabulous and inspiring workshop!"

      Lia, Belgium