INTRODUCTORY – MAKE YOUR MARK – WAX WORKSHOP
with cold wax & oils
TUTOR Kym Barrett
Discover the luscious quality of cold wax medium and oil paints by working on multiple panels and paper, using new techniques, to ‘make your mark’. The emphasis will be on the basic understanding of supports, tools, materials and techniques rather than creating finished works. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and there will be demonstrations and discussion about allowing the work to gradually unfold in the process of building up layers…balancing intention with intuition. Notes on techniques will be provided, recipe for making your own cold wax medium and samples of techniques will be completed during the workshop.
MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY TUTOR
Cold wax medium 1 cup
Odourless Mineral Spirits 60mls
Tools for mark-making and textures
Soft Rollers/brayers (to borrow)
‘Catalyst’ Wedge tools (to borrow)
Disposable gloves (Hercules nitrile brand , available at Woolworths)
Cheap vegetable oil for cleaning up
Plastic trays for palettes
MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY PARTICIPANT
Minimum of 4-6 prepared small (up to 40cm x 40cm square or rectangle) plywood/birch ply boards (seal with Bondcrete or acrylic medium + 2 coats white acrylic gesso) or buy ready-made panels, cradled or otherwise
A4 Pad of Arches Oil paper
Blue/green/purple painters’ tape (from hardware shop)
Oil paints (your favourite colours, the best quality you can afford)
Large TITANIUM or ZINC WHITE oil paint
Oil Sticks (I prefer SENNELIER and SHIVA brand) 2 of your favourite colours
Metal Palette knife (large flat Art Spectrum 1028 or similar)
Old hog hair brushes, various sizes
Bamboo skewer or similar incising tool
small wide-mouthed (if possible) glass jar with tight metal lid
Tools to create textures into wax
Metal washing-up scourer
Roll of Paper Towel
A Cotton rag (old t-shirt, soft lint-free fabric)
Roll of Baking Paper (eg Glad-bake)
Cardboard box for transporting wet work home
Several images for colour inspiration
Water soluble wax crayons (I prefer Caran d’ache brand, but cheaper brand is ok)
Charcoal and graphite powder
For preparatory research, you might be interested in exploring REBECCA CROWELL’S work at www.rebeccacrowell.com
Also www.coldwaxpainting.com and www.oilandwax.ning.com for lots of information and resources.
I use www.theartshop.com.au for reduced costs and efficient delivery of art materials.
Kym Barrett’s Workshop – for lots of browsing > firstname.lastname@example.org
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When & Where
Fish Lane Studios Limited
Phone: +61 (0) 419358859 Aust EST
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We take the best from all genre of traditional arts to create dynamic, livable environments incorporating new media/tech capability.
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