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Weekend Workshop: Abstract Art using Oil and Cold Wax with Liz Hosier

August 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Explore the genre of Oil and Cold Wax to create intriguing abstract works of art using a variety of layering, texture building and mark making techniques. This workshop includes instructor demonstrations on the use of materials, tools, and techniques; plenty of time to explore the many possibilities presented; class discussions; and instructor feedback and encouragement. The workshop is designed for all levels of artists with a basic understanding of composition and color, and who are excited about exploring a new medium or enhancing a current skill. Students may work on either paper or small panels.

Provided: Cold wax medium, powdered pigments, graphite, oil bars/sticks. Some transparent oils.

Must haves –

Either: Arches Oil Paper Pad or gessoed cradled panels such as Ampersand gessoboards – 3 to 5 size 12 X 12 or smaller

Catalyst wedge – W-06 (other wedges are great tools to play with as well)

Assortment of oil paints in opaques and transparents

4” rubber brayer or smaller

Palette knifes – preferably trowel style in a variety of sizes. Longer knives are good not only for mixing but also to apply and push the paint.

Latex/nitrile gloves to protect your hands

Gamsol odorless mineral spirits or other odorless mineral spirits with container to hold it

12” X 16” palette paper or freezer paper

1 to 2 rolls of paper towels or rags for cleanup – process messy

Painters masking tape that peels off easily or artist masking tape

Good to have –

Powered pigment, pastel sticks (old), pan pastel or powdered charcoal/graphite

Oil bars or oil sticks

Graphite sticks any size

Brushes (2 or 3) – very old

Anything to move paint around – old hotel keys, old credit cards, plastic coated cards, small squeegees

Anything to make impressions – tissue paper, wooden skewers, combs, wax paper, etc.

Mineral oil for quick cleanup


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