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Gesture and Mark-Making in Oil and Cold Wax Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 AM  
Serena Barton $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Prohject
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Collage, Painting

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Explore the exciting mixture of oil paint and cold wax medium to create vibrant and bold abstract work! Cold wax medium is a paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits and resin. No heat required! We'll be using oil and cold wax on Arches Oil Paper, the ideal surface for really letting loose with wild marks and bold gestures, and the texture of the paper makes your piece look great from the first layer! You'll learn how to layer, texture, incise, excavate, use oil bars for added interest, and add dramatic touches. We'll cover composition, color mixing, contrast, and creating with abandon! We will explore adding collage elements to your paintings in the form of tissue paper, old book pages and more.

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

  • $25.00

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

  • Additional Arches Oil Paper in two sizes
  • 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:

  • 1 Pad Arches Oil Paper 12" x 16" (Click here)
  • 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 store when you arrive at AU, 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.

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

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