Workshop Dates
August 17 – 24, 2019
Registration is OPEN 

 For encaustic artists/photographers who know the basics of working in encaustic.
(If you are new to encaustic and want to take this workshop, please make sure you take a
basic encaustic course—such as my online course—before meeting in Ireland.)


Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.  –  John O’Donohue

Ireland is rugged and real. It’s an island on the edge of the world with a direct connection to the landscape. You can feel the energy in her mountains, beaches, horizons, rocks and textures.

The Irish are a people free in spirit and wild at heart. The culture is both ancient and modern. It’s a place to be nourished spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively.

There is something about Ireland that hits me straight in my heart as I return home to embody the freedom and authenticity of the people and its landscapes.


So you’re wondering where to go next with your images.

It’s been a long time since you’ve ‘played’ and felt totally free in your art.

You want to expand your artistic vision and incorporate more color, life and movement into your photographs.

You’re ready to unleash your creativity and find new and playful ways to add depth, texture and mystery to your work.

And here’s how you can do all that…


Join me in Ireland and let’s create something new together.
August 17 – 24, 2019


The Photo Encaustic Art Workshop is a 8-day, 7-night, fully immersive experience.
We will be photographing, editing our images, and then creating paintings using hot beeswax and pigments.
All of this is the on Ireland’s Wild West coast in Mulranney, Co. Mayo.What this is

The Photo Encaustic Equine Workshop is a 8-day, 7-night, fully immersive artistic experience designed to accommodate those interested in photography and encaustic. The workshop is located at EOM Studios in Mulranney,  Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Each participant comes with varying levels of encaustic experience and photo skills. Before taking this workshop you need to have a basic knowledge of encaustic. You don’t need to be an expert, just have a basic working knowledge of how to work with wax and pigments.

We’ll cover the entire creative process including:                            

  • Perspective

  • Composition

  • Photographing

  • Editing (determining what photos work best for encaustic)

  • Encaustic techniques

Taking photos of Connemara Ponies

Apart from owning (and knowing your way around) your own camera and equipment, you’ll also need to bring a laptop, be able to download images, and be comfortable using your own editing software.

We’ll have a large studio set up in Mulranney to accommodate us.

We’ll begin by exploring the work of other photo encaustic artists and start to get a feel for the mood and tone of images that most inspire you. This is where you’ll start to hone your creative vision.

Each morning we’ll rise and head straight out to take photographs. You’ll have the opportunity to take images of the people and landscape of Ireland.

You’ll learn the techniques and what to look out for when photographing with encaustics in mind.

After each shoot we’ll download the images and decide which ones will work best for encaustic and for your creative vision.

The afternoons and evenings will be dedicated studio time.

 Clare’s workshop was an incredible experience I’ll never forget. Watching Clare complete a piece of artwork gave me so much valuable information and knowledge and I am proud of what I was able to accomplish. I now have the confidence to pursue this amazing art form to the fullest. Clare, I was blown away by your patience and generosity, I can’t thank you enough. – Glenda Wansborough