Explorations in Oil & Cold Wax Painting - Workshop
June 21 - 23, 2017; Thu-Fri-Sat; 3 days; 10am-4pm
Level I, II, III
Tuition $375 / $425
The Bascom::A Center for the Visual Arts
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
Explore the technique of combining oil paint and cold wax. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature, without heat, to extend the oil paint and serve as a medium. Incorporate other media such as marble dust, charcoal and pigments to create dynamic paintings with rich texture and color fields. The process of adding and subtracting creates layers that produce surface and subsurface texture.
You will use an array of non-traditional tools to build layers and add depth. This class emphasizes the process and is experimental in nature. The intuitive process encourages students to loosen up and explore. Students will learn from detailed demonstrations, instructional guidance, and individual exploration of the techniques and materials. Positive individual and group critiques will be offered. Experimentation and personal expression is encouraged.
Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax - Workshop
September 27 - 29, 2017; Wed-Thu-Fri; 3 days
Peninsula School of Art
3900 County F
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Explore the many ways to integrate cold wax with oil paint. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature to extend the paint and serve as a medium. Learn to successfully combine these media along with other media such as colored pencils and pigments. Layering and excavating with be used to create a variety of surface and subsurface textures with an emphasis on abstraction. The use of non-traditional tools will help build layers and add depth to your paintings.
A series of short exercises throughout the workshop will help you consider new concepts and ideas that shape the outcome of your work. Experimental processes will generate ideas and discussion to encourage you to explore and work intuitively. Detailed demonstrations of techniques, presentations, and personalized feedback along with group discussion.