0 Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting
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Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM and
Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 AM
Serena Barton $290   
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: All levels **
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Especially for those who have some familiarity with oil and cold wax, to expand their range with new techniques, materials, and processes
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Painting

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Continue your exploration of magical oil and cold wax painting! We'll work on Arches oil paper, Multimedia Artboard, and flat birch panels. You'll work on several pieces at once, using tools such as squeegees, bamboo skewers, rubber jar openers, combs, and more. In addition to painting, we'll explore using dry pigments, incising, using paint sticks, oil pastels, and adding collage elements. We'll experiment with complex use of solvents, composition, and color mixing. You'll be able to build up complex surfaces as well as play with bold, graphic sketches. As an option, you can bring old acrylic or oil paintings you want to cover with oil and cold wax for an interesting surface and dynamic excavations. A focus of the class will be letting go and experimenting in your work. You'll leave with work you love!

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

  • $50 for both days
  • additional cold wax if needed
  • Multimedia Artboard
  • a variety of mark-making tools
  • ink
  • stencils
  • oil pastels and pigment sticks to share
  • dry pigments
  • collage papers
  • brushes
  • a variety of texturing tools
  • brayers
  • tissue paper
  • iridescent leaf
  • disposable gloves
  • two kinds of solvents

Student should bring:

  • 1 Pad Arches Oil Paper 12" x 16"
  • 1 16 oz. jar or tin of Gamblin or Dorland's cold wax medium
  • 1 Messermeister Bowl Scraper (Order from Amazon) or similar tool
  • Your favorite oil paints if you have them (water-based okay) or a set
  • (Note: I don't recommend Blick student grade paints. I recommend Gamblin 1980 in student grade oils.)
  • One or two painting knives (Michael's has a great selection in the cake section!)
  • A roll of paper towels


  • A mask for working with dry pigments
  • Oil and cold wax pieces you are working on
  • Old oil or acrylic pieces you want to cover

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 ARTU19, 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

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