'Introduction to Oil and Cold Wax' is a 2 day workshop taking place on Sat 7th and Sun 8th October 2023, 10am-4pm at Cropthorne Village Hall, Cropthorne, Nr Pershore Worcestershire (WR10 3LZ).
Why use Cold Wax Medium? It's a fantastic medium which creates wonderful and surprising results when mixed with oil paint. It enables you to build up textural effects and layers as it increases transparency and workability and gives you great freedom of expression and potential for new discoveries!
DAY 1: This workshop will teach you how to mix the cold wax with oil paint to get the best results. How to organise your palette and premix your colours. What tools to use to apply the paint (and take it off!), tools and techniques for adding texture and interest. I'll also cover the main types of composition in landscape and seascape paintings, as we will be working from our imaginations in a semi-abstract fashion. We will work with a limited palette to begin with and play with applying the paint quickly, using different tools and techniques on wet paint; working on several paintings at the same time - and completing them. Using restricted time to create our masterpieces so we don't overwork them, keeping them fresh and full of dynamism. In this session we will also create some underlayers in preparation for our paintings in day two.
DAY 2: Using our prepared paintings from the previous day we will first look at some of the techniques and tools we can use on dry paint. We will be adding more colours to our palette choosing a warm or cool palette and doing some bigger paintings of semi-abstracted landscapes and seascapes. Finally we will look at and review all of the artworks we've produced using a checklist that can be used for all our paintings going forwards.
There will be handouts to take away and materials will be available.
Coffee and tea and biscuits provided throughout the day, please bring your own lunch.
Maximum of 10 people.
Cost of 2 day course £120.
To find out more and to book your place go to https://www.janepowellartist.co.uk/product-page/introduction-to-oil-and-cold-wax-2-day-workshop-april-2023
Here are some of the comments from the last Oil and Cold Wax workshop.
"Fantastic atmosphere to learn a new skill/technique"
"Really enjoyed the course, I don't think I will be using a paintbrush again!"
"A relaxed but exciting weekend of creativity"
"Had an amazing time - pitched at the right level for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the right blend of tuition, demonstration and time to be creative."
'Great practical opportunity to get stuck in after great demos from Jane. Very well run and professional, I really liked the handouts."
I loved the dedicated time I spent improving my art in this relaxing workshop. Very inspiring to see how others work as well"
"A very professionally run workshop with much encouragement and guidance, I look forward to another!"
"Good to just put paint down and not worry about the final outcome!"
"A really good experience - a personal challenge in grasping how to get the most out of the textured backgrounds but I won through in the end with paintings that I love!"