the encaustic center

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

 

2-day Cold Wax Workshop with Jane Cornish Smith

Abstracting the Landscape

To Be Announced

10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

 

The cost is $475.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration 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:

To Be Announced

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 (To Be Announced); $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 from 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.

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