Jane Cornish Smith’s 1-day Cold Wax Workshop
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”
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. www.janecornishsmithart.com
Payment and Registration info:
Only 8 spaces available so please let me know right away by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Payment Options (after space availability is confirmed:)
$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: theencausticcenter.com