the encaustic center

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

 

Hi friends, please see the updated supply info showing what's provided and what to bring or have on hand for home Zoomers: (links below) - Hello 2021! - looking forward to having you, Bonny

 

Jane Cornish Smith's 2-day Cold Wax Abstract Compositions and Abstract Landscapes Workshop

In-person with Jane Cornish Smith here or Zoom from home / studio

Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th, 2021

10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day - CST

Option 1: The Zoom online cost is $325.00 (Supply list and registration info below) This includes, pdf's, videos and pre-workshop Zoom meetup - participants purchase their own supplies - links below.

Option 2: The In-person version (Masks required) – will take place at The Bonny Studio- next door to The Encaustic Center. The cost is: $475. Supply info below on what's provided and what to bring with links. This includes, pdf's, videos and a pre-workshop Zoom meetup

 

 

Explore the endless possibilities of abstract painting with cold wax! Take a thought-provoking immersion into the use of luminous cold wax with oil paint, mineral spirits, mixed media, mark-making materials, brushes, scrapers and imagination. Composition, color and contrast will be addressed, along with an exploration of visual elements such as line, shape, pattern, texture, mass, and depth. The workshop will include discussion on how to create landscape abstractions, as well as non-representational works. This versatile medium yields rich and emotive surfaces. Develop your own personal expression in this fun and freeing workshop! All experience levels welcome.

This new 2-day format (description below) has proven to be especially valuable in introducing various techniques and layering, bringing work to greater potential! If you've participated in Jane's workshops before, and would like to continue working on a previous piece or pieces, and get feedback, please have them available as you create! See some of the pics from workshops here: Cold Wax Workshops with Jane Cornish Smith

 

 

Day One:

Introductions and demo on taping paper, setting up media. Any questions throughout the workshop are welcome!

Participants tape their Arches Oil Paper and organize space.

Brief discussion on the characteristics of cold wax medium and substrates.

Slide show on artists that work with cold wax, looking at individual approaches concerning art elements and principles: shape, color, value, line, texture, pattern, contrast, and composition. Slides will showcase both landscape and non-representational abstractions.

Demo: wet-into-wet warm up paintings, mixing CWM with oil paint using a limited color palette.

Participants create four small works individually; one-on-one instruction and feedback. Students can tune in to feedback throughout workshop if desired as they work.

Break for lunch

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

Demo on mixing a broader color palette with CWM and oil paint, making initial layers on new works.

Participants create first layers; one-on-one instruction and feedback.

Day Two:

Demo on adding layers with CWM and oil paint, mineral spirits, particulates, pigments sticks, alcohol inks, and other media; additive and subtractive techniques.

Participants continue with subsequent layers; one-on-one instruction and feedback. Some students may like to work on unfinished pieces from prior workshops as well.

Break for lunch

Participants continue to work on paintings; one-on-one instruction and feedback.

Sharing of one-of-a-kind abstracted artworks! Group discussion, critique, final questions and answers.

Supplies to have on hand for workshop: (order asap as deliveries are slower these days):

  • Arches Oil Paper, one 9 x 12” pad containing 12 sheets, available here
  • Newsprint paper, Newsprint 12 sheets 12 x 18”, or you can use pieces of newspaper - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Bowl scrapers: here's the link: Bowl Scraper - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • 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 link
  • or Speedball brayer here - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • 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! Ceramic tools: here - Some provided for In-person participants but bring more of your own - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Wax paper or freezer paper from the grocery store that you can tape to a table to mix paint. - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Odorless mineral spirits or odorless Turpentine and a jar. Gamsol is a great: here or Mona Lisa here. - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Cold wax medium: 16 ounces of cold wax medium, Gamblin- here's a link or Dorlands. - Provided for In-person participants - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Charcoal and pencil - any type - bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • 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. - Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Palette knife- any medium metal diamond shaped type, here’s a link for mixing color and applying medium. - Provided for In-person participants but bring more and have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Sketchbook or paper and pencil, for taking notes and making thumbnail sketches. Paper is also good for cutting out “corners” for finding good compositions. Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Paper towels - one roll - have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Reference photos or printouts: Inkjet or Xerox’s of landscape or other images of your favorite places, objects, etc with a good contrast of lights and darks. Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Tape - blue or green, one 1” roll - Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • 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. I have some here but bring or have on hand for home Zoomers - if you like
  • 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. - I have some here but bring or have on hand for home Zoomers - if you like
  • Optional- R&F Pigment Sticks, your choice of colors, but here’s a small set that’s in stock. Also The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center carries R&F pigment sticks at a 20% discount here. - Some provided but bring or have on hand if you like
  • Optional- thin papers for collaging, such as newspaper, tissue paper, etc. - Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers - Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Optional- A smock or apron - CWM can get messy - Bring or have on hand for home Zoomers
  • Optional- Gloves- nitrile or latex to protect hands from absorbing oil paint and mineral spirits, and for easy clean up. - Provided for In-person participants or have on hand for home Zoomers

 

 

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 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 $325.00

The cost of the In- person workshop is $475.00 - most supplies provided

The full amount is currently due.

 

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: $215.00 for the Zoom version and $265 for the In-person version will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. In the case the workshop would need to be rescheduled due to Covid restrictions, a refund in the amounts above will be applied to those who are unable to attend the new date. By paying 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.

 

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