Cold Wax Workshop: The Abstracted Landscape August 31

Jane Cornish Smith’s 1-day Cold Wax Workshop
The Abstracted Landscape
Friday, August 31, 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The cost of the one-day workshop is $225.00 and includes MANY supplies (more info below)

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Cold Wax is an amazingly fun and versatile medium in which to paint! Its luscious, buttery consistency combines with oil paint to result in beautiful translucent works of art. Endless possibilities abound utilizing brushes, scrapers, and incising tools to make cold wax paintings that yield dimensional surface textures, layers, vivid color, depth, and a silky patina. The workshop includes basic instruction on composition, color, value and line, as well as a look into the emotive and conceptual aspects of art making.

To see images from the workshops; click here: Flickr album

Provided and Supplies to Bring below:


1 encaustic gessoed 11×14 cradled board … Provided and I will have more boards for sale a the workshop.

5 sheets of Arches oil painting paper Provided but you can buy more here: Arches Oil Paper

Mesermeister Squeegee: Provided for use at the workshop: Bowl scrapers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the link: Mesermeister Squeegee

Brayers: Provided for use at the workshop: Brayers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the link: Inovart

or Speedball in various sizes: Speedball

Provided for use at the workshop:

Squeegees – Provided for use at the workshop: if you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s a link: Squeegees

Incising tools Provided for use at the workshop: but please feel free to bring more of your own: various incising tools: wood skewers, palette knives and toothpicks

Palettes and wax paper – provided but you are welcome to bring more

Turpentine or mineral spirits Provided

Cold Wax medium Provided: 12 ounces of Cold Wax medium but if you’d like to buy some of your own, here’s a link: Cold Wax

Charcoal, Stone paper and Sandpaper Provided

Silicone spatulas: Provided for use at the workshop —2 GLOUE silicone spatulas

Scraping tools: Provided but you are welcome to bring more cardboard and mat board squares for scraping.

Alcohol inks Provided

One mat board for mounting Stone paper Provided

Containers for turp Provided


Oil paints – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to have a good range and plenty of white. Any brand will do.

Photo references of landscapes

A sketchbook for notes

A lunch or there are places nearby

Paper towels – one roll per person provided but please bring more

Tape – blue or green, 1- 1.5”


About Jane

Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums. She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her glass-lined studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas.

Payment and Registration info:

Only 8 spaces available so please let me know right away by emailing me at or by phone: 214-405-5993 if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability and you can secure your spot with a payment. Spaces fill up quickly!

The cost of the workshop is $225.00
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Balance due: For the Friday, August 31st workshop is July 3rd

Payment Options (after space availability is confirmed:)
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny at or please request a paypal invoice from me.

By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080
By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993
By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: bonny at or 214-405-5993

Cancellation policy:

$100 is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation; $115.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

The Encaustic Center:
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Bonny Leibowitz


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