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Express Yourself in Oil and Cold Wax Sunday, August 5, 9:00 AM and
Monday, August 6, 9:00 AM
Serena Barton $290  
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Collage, Painting

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You'll have a great time discovering the magic of oil and cold wax medium in this two-day class. Making art with oil and cold wax involves a lot of experimentation and a willingness to set out without knowing where you're going to end up! You'll use your favorite shapes, colors, and marks to create stunning and atmospheric pieces that express your deepest self.

You'll learn to prepare your panels with gesso, plaster, and acrylic. You will use a wide variety of texture tools like kitchen utensils, coffee sleeves, squeegees, and found objects. You'll explore painting on birch panels and on Multi-Media Artboard. You'll learn to add collage, oil bar marks, and to incise and scrape back. You'll explore composition and color. You'll learn how to use solvents to add unusual and unexpected effects. You will explore using collage and other mixed media elements.

We'll work on a bunch of pieces at a time, so that you don't get bored watching paint dry. You'll learn more about your creative process and you'll leave class eager to experiment more with this delicious medium. You'll also leave with a lot of amazing and beautiful pieces!

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $60.00

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Multi-Media Artboards
  • Flat birch panels
  • Venetian Plaster
  • Gesso
  • extra cold wax medium
  • many additional oil paints
  • mark-making pencils and graphite crayons
  • ink
  • stencils
  • oil pastels
  • collage papers
  • ink and brushes
  • a variety of texturing tools
  • brayers
  • brushes
  • tissue paper
  • oil bars
  • graphite powder iridescent leaf and solvents

Student should bring:

  • One 16 oz. jar or tin of Gamblin or Dorland's cold wax medium (Click here or here.)
  • One Catalyst wedge tool #6 (Click here)
  • Your favorite oil paints if you have them (water-based okay) or an inexpensive set (Click here)

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Some workshops may require that you bring paints or supplies that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for paints or supplies for pick-up at the on-site Mixed Media store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
call: 707-486-6262

Questions: seredot@msn.com
Website: www.serenabarton.com