the encaustic center

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

 

2-day Cold Wax Workshop with Jane Cornish Smith

Abstracting the Landscape

 

Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020

Or

Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 2020

10 am – 4 pm each day

The cost of this two-day workshop is $475.00 and includes MANY supplies (more info below)

 

Click on an image below to see a slideshow from the workshop.

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See all of the images from the workshop in our Flickr album

 

 

Unleash the beauty and versatility of cold wax medium and oil! CWM is a fun, forgiving, and expressive medium that imparts luminosity to oil paint without the use of heat. Using scrapers, brayers, brushes, and incising tools, participants will paint a series of work that yields texture, depth, and a satiny patina. Various mark-making materials, powders, and solvent will be used to create abstracted images of nature that incorporate the basics of compositions, color, value, and line, along with emotive considerations that reflect the individuality of the artist! All experience levels welcome.

 

 

 

Day One:

Brief introduction on the characteristics of cold wax medium

 

PowerPoint on artists past and present, looking at individual approaches on art elements and principles: shape, color, value, line, texture, pattern, contrast, and composition for compelling landscape abstractions!

 

Guided exercise on cropping photo references for optimal compositions, thumbnail sketches, and review of black and white value scale

 

Demo- taping and wet-into-wet warm up paintings- participants create four small works

 

Demo on mixing a color palette with CWM and oil, initial layers

 

Participants create first layers on Arches Oil Paper and cradled panels; one-on-one instruction

 

Day Two:

Demonstration on adding layers with CWM/oil, powders, pigments sticks, alcohol inks; additive and

 

Subtractive techniques

 

Participants continue with subsequent layers; one-on-one instruction

 

Sharing of one-of-a-kind abstracted landscape artworks!

 

Provided and Supplies to Bring below:

Provided:

2 encaustic gessoed 9x12 cradled boards ... Provided and I will have more boards for sale a the workshop.

 

6 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

 

Bring:

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:

 

cadmium red medium

alizarin crimson

cadmium yellow light

indian yellow

pthalo blue

ultramarine blue

burnt sienna

raw umber

A large tube of titanium white

 

Charcoal pencil

 

Mark making materials

 

Photocopies / Xerox’s of landscape photos from your favorite places with

 

good contrast of lights and darks

 

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”

 

R & F Pigment Sticks - we'll have a few available during the workshop and they are also available for sale at The Encaustic Center for 20% off!

 

 

 

 

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. Spaces fill up quickly!

 

Payment info:

The cost of the workshop is $475.00

A $100.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit holds your space.

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

 

Balance due:

January 18th, 2020: $375.00 for the Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020 workshop

And

May 8th, 2020 $375.00 for the Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 2020 workshop

 

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 (by January 18th 2020 for the February workshop - or May 8th for the June workshop); $365.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $375 balance by the due date, may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes.

 

 

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