the encaustic center

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080

 

Advanced Cold Wax One-Day Intensive with Jane Cornish Smith

In-Person with Jane at The Encaustic Center / Bonny Studio or Zoom from your home / studio.

Saturday, October 24th, 10am – 4 pm CST

Zoom from your home / studio $195.

or

Work at The Encaustic Center / Bonny Studio with Jane in attendance - $275 - includes many supplies

 

Discover an in-depth exploration of advanced cold wax medium techniques and expression! Designed for participants who have previously taken one of Jane’s CWM workshops, this One-Day Intensive will help students to go beyond initial layers of paint, digging deeper into both medium and conceptual considerations. Work on any subject matter- Landscape, Portrait, Abstract, or beyond. Please bring any older paintings to work on if desired, as well as any photo references you may wish to explore. Take your art to the next level and see what is possible with this beautiful and versatile medium!

The itinerary includes:

- working into wet, semi-dry, and dry layers

- discussion of conceptual ideas

- developing personal color palettes and compositions

- expanding into additive and subtractive technique including collage

- group critique

- instructor feedback before and after workshop

 

The intensive is limited to 7 participants to allow for more one-on-one attention, and can be accommodated either through in-person or through Zoom formats. The class also includes a 45 minute phone consultation beforehand to determine goals and direction, and follow up communication. All questions and avenues welcome!

 

Supplies:

  • Arches Oil Paper, 5 sheets - provided for In-person participants. Zoom participants: purchase one Arches Oil Paper 9 x 12” pad containing 12 sheets, available here
  • Cradled panels: Two encaustic gessoed 9x12 Cradled panels provided for In-person participants. These are optional for participants Zooming from home. You may choose to work on paper only but here is a link to Cradled panels you can purchase and gesso. We sell encaustic gesso at The Encaustic Center.
  • All participants Bring / have on hand: Photo references with a good contrast of lights and darks. Can be any subject matter- Abstract, landscape, portrait, still life, etc!
  • All participants may work on older dry painting(s)if desired: cold wax, oil-based or water-based
  • Newsprint paper provided for in-person participants. For those zooming from home have on hand: 12 sheets of 12 x 18” newsprint or you can use pieces of newspaper
  • Bowl scrapers: - provided for In-person participants. Here's the link for participants zooming from home: 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: - provided for use at the studio for In-person participants. Here's the Inovart link for those participating from home: here's the Inovart link
  • or Speedball brayer here
  • Various mark-making tools Many provided for use at the studio but bring more and have some on hand if Zooming from home 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! Ceramic tools: here
  • Natural bristle brushes in various sizes provided for use at the studio. Have some on hand if Zooming from home: here’s a link for Utrecht natural bristle brush set: Here’s a link for Utrecht natural bristle brush set: here
  • Wax paper or freezer paper provided for In-person participants. If zooming from home have on hand wax paper or freezer paper from the grocery store that you can tape to a table to mix paint.
  • Provided for in-person participants: Odorless mineral spirits and a jar. Here's the link for participants zooming from home: Gamsol is a great: here or Mona Lisa here.
  • Cold wax medium: provided for In-person participants. Here's the link for participants zooming from home: 16 ounces of cold wax medium, Gamblin- here's a link or Dorlands.
  • Charcoal and pencil- provided for In-person participants. Have on hand if zooming from home.
  • Oil paint - All participants - bring or have on hand: 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.
  • Palette knife- any medium metal diamond shaped type, here’s a link for mixing color and applying medium.
  • Paper towels - one roll
  • Tape - blue or green, one 1” roll
  • Optional- Sketchbook or paper for taking notes and making thumbnail sketches.
  • Optional- Alcohol Inks: I have some at the studio for In-person use but if you'd like to purchase and for those of you working via Zoom: Jane's favorites: Adirondack rust/stonewash/pitch black. As a substitute, you can use oil paint and mineral spirits mixed together.
  • Optional- PanPastels I have some at the studio for In-person use but if you'd like to purchase and for those of you working via Zoom: 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.
  • Optional- R&F Pigment Sticks, your choice of colors. The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center carries R&F pigment sticks at a 20% discount here.
  • Optional- thin papers for collaging, such as newspaper, tissue paper, etc.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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. 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:

The cost of the workshop is $195 to Zoom from your home / studio.

or

Work at The Encaustic Center / Bonny Studio with Jane in attendance - $275 - includes many supplies

The amount in full is due at sign up.

Payment Options (after space availability is confirmed:)

- via Zelle to bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com

- via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny@theencausticcenter.com 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@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

 

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full: $85.00 will be refunded to Zoom participants if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full: $165.00 will be refunded to In-person participants if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

Zoom: 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.

Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly! bonny@theencausticcenter.com

 

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions

bonny@theencausticcenter.com

214-405-5993

 

The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

214-405-5993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080