Come and explore a new medium! Wax has a long and esteemed history in art and writing. Wax tablets were used with writing as early as the 7th Centruy BC. Today, wax has evolved into a translucent medium that is mixed with Oil Paints. Cold wax can be worked into a textural surface as well as making an ideal surface for carving marks. It is also possible to encapsulate and suspend collage elements within this medium. Often used abstractly, carving patterns and making marks in the wax is used widely by the abstract artists who work with Oil Paint and Cold Wax medium.
In this class students will learn about building multiple layers with Cold Wax and Oil paints. The wax and paint will be brushed, smeared and spread into a pleasing composition of layered, translucent color. Once the layers are built, students can work back into them, making marks and patterns.
When layering paint, understanding color theory is very important, particularly with translucent paint. Students will spend some time mixing colors and see how far they can “Push” the paint colors that are provided.
The end result of this time spent emerged in wax and paint will be at several abstract paintings. Cold Wax Medium and oil paints are not entirely solvent free, but in today’s world, they have been distilled until they are almost fragrance free. No paint thinners or other irritants will be used in this class.
Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:
all paints and mediums for this class
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Gloves ( a must!)
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.