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Jane Cornish Smith’s 1-Day Collage and Cold Wax Workshop – “Cool Collage” – Saturday, October 2, 2021
|Cool Collage In-person with Jane Cornish Smith here or Zoom from home / studio|
No previous experience with collage or cold wax is required for this workshop Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – CST
Option 1: The Zoom online cost is $250.00 (Supply list and registration info below) This includes, pdf’s, videos and pre-workshop communication. Option 2: The In-person version will take place at The Bonny Studio – next door to The Encaustic Center. The cost is: $350. (Supply list and registration info below). This includes, pdf’s, videos and a pre-workshop communication.
|Join in on a new Collage and Cold Wax experience! Whether in-person or via Zoom, learn about the immersive process of collage making with the adhesive and satiny qualities of cold wax medium and oil paint. Combining a variety of thin papers, tissue paper photographs, threads, and fabric, participants will build layers of meaning and media that reveal rich individualized histories with visual appeal. Overlapping, proportion, composition, color and contrast will be addressed, along with line, shape, texture, additive and subtractive mark making, dimension and depth. This versatile medium yields beautiful and varied surfaces. Develop your own expressive creations! All experience levels welcome. See some of the pics from previous workshops here: Cold Wax Workshops with Jane Cornish Smith Additionally, Jane will be providing several videos and PDFs to participants in preparation for the workshop and for future reference. She will also print out participants’ emailed photos onto tissue paper before the workshop to use for collage for in-person participants, send video on how to print photos for Zoomers. Attendees may like to add to older or unfinished pieces if they wish.|
|Schedule: Introductions and demo on taping paper, how to copy photos onto tissue paper, setting up media. Participants tape their Arches Oil Paper and organize space during a brief discussion on the characteristics of cold wax medium and suitable materials that can be used and prepared for collaging. Slide show on inspiring artists of today and from yesteryear that incorporate collage, looking at their individual approaches utilizing art elements and principles of design to connect with viewers! Demo: staining and marking papers, reviewing value scale, color, and composition. Demo on how to assemble and photograph works for reference. Participants begin collages. One-on-one instruction and feedback. Break for lunch Demo on mixing color palettes with CWM and oil paint, applying to Arches Oil Paper in layers along with collage materials and mark making. Older or unfinished work on paper or panel can be used as well. One-on-one instruction and feedback. Sharing of one-of-a-kind artworks and final questions!|
|Example of home Zoomer set-up|
|Supplies for In-person participants: Provided: Arches Oil Paper, 6 pieces Gamblin Cold Wax Medium Bowl scrapers Brayers Various mark-making tools Freezer paper for palette Odorless mineral spirits Charcoal and pencils Alcohol Inks PanPastels R&F Pigment Sticks. If you’d like to purchase additional, The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center carries R&F pigment sticks at a 20% discount here. Thin papers and other materials for collaging, such as newspaper, tissue paper, sketches, threads and thin fabrics such as gauze, organza, etc. Two tissue paper photos per person will be printed out if emailed to Jane beforehand. Newsprint paper Nitrile gloves Paper towels In person participants: Please Bring: Oil paint – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to at least have basic yellow, blue, red, and plenty of white. Any color can be mixed from the three primaries! To get a variety of cool, warm, opaque, and transparent colors, I usually use Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Mars Black, Titanium White. Any brand will do. Natural bristle brushes, variety of sizes. Here’s a link for Utrecht natural bristle brush set. Palette knife– any medium metal diamond shaped type Additional thin papers for collaging, such as old letters or other lightweight materials you’d like to include. Tape – blue or green, one 1” roll Optional- A smock or apron – CWM can get messy Optional- Sketchbook or paper for taking notes. Or making thumbnail sketches Supplies to have on hand for Zoomers: (order asap as deliveries are slower these days): Arches Oil Paper, one 9 x 12” pad containing 12 sheets (will use 6 pieces), available here Newsprint paper, 12 sheets 12 x 18”, or you can use pieces of newspaper Bowl scraper here’s the link: Bowl Scraper|
You can also substitute 2 x 3” 1 x 2” etc pieces of cardboard or mat board or use a palette knife. One Brayer: here’s the Inovart
or Speedball brayer Various mark-making tools for Incising, texturizing, stenciling, and scraping: you can use various ceramic tools, or toothpicks, bamboo skewers, palette knife, paper clips, scrunched up wax paper or plastic wrap, bubble wrap— anything goes! Natural bristle brushes, variety of sizes. Here’s a link for Utrecht natural bristle brush set. Palette knife– any medium metal diamond shaped type Wax paper or freezer paper from the grocery store that you can tape to a table to mix paint. Odorless mineral spirits or odorless Turpentine. Gamsol is a great: here or Mona Lisa Cold wax medium: 16 ounces of cold wax medium, Gamblin or Dorlands. Charcoal and pencil- any type Oil paint – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to at least have basic yellow, blue, red, and plenty of white. Any color can be mixed from the three primaries! To get a variety of cool, warm, opaque, and transparent colors, I usually use Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Mars Black, Titanium White. Any brand will do. Thin papers for collaging, such as newspaper, tissue paper, old letters, tissue paper photos, sketches, thread and thin fabrics such as gauze, silk or organza, etc. Jane will send Zoomers instructions on optional printing on tissue. Glass jar Paper towels – one roll Tape – blue or green, one 1” roll Optional- Alcohol Inks: you can buy here: Jane’s favorites: Adirondack rust/stonewash/pitch black. As a substitute, you can use oil paint and mineral spirits mixed together. Optional- PanPastels your choice of colors, but here’s a link for metallics if you’d like here or dry pastels, other possibilities are charcoal powder, marble powder, ash, fine dirt, paprika, etc. Wear mask if used. Optional- R&F Pigment Sticks. Also The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center carries R&F pigment sticks at a 20% discount here. Optional- Sketchbook or paper for taking notes and making thumbnail sketches. Optional- A smock or apron – CWM can get messy Optional- Gloves- nitrile or latex to protect hands from absorbing oil paint and mineral spirits, and for easy clean up.
|Example of home Zoomer set-up|
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 studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas. www.janecornishsmithart.com
|Payment and Registration info: Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. When emailing to register, please also provide your phone number. Payment info: PLEASE read all the way through. The cost of the Zoom workshop is $250.00 The cost of the In-person workshop is $350.00 A $100.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit holds your space. Balance due September 3rd, 2021 for Zoomers: $150|
Balance due September 3rd, 2021 for In-person participants: $250 Payment Options: ▪ via Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org ▪ via PayPal by requesting a PayPal invoice ▪ via PayPal by logging into PayPal and sending your payment to email@example.com ▪ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-405-5993 Cancellation policy: The $100.00 deposit it non-refundable non-transferable. In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full; $140.00 will be refunded to Zoomers if someone from the waiting list is able to attend and $240 will be refunded to Zoomers if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. In the case the workshop would need to be rescheduled by The Encaustic Center or Bonny Studio for any reason including any new Covid restrictions, participants can receive a full refund the new date is not doable. By making a payment for this workshop, you agree to this policy. Zoomers: You will be receiving a link to your workshop. You may like to work from a laptop or desktop for a larger screen but phone is fine too.
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580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080
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580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080