Layered Media: Expanding Your Vocabulary with Cold Wax and Mixed Media
Lisa Pressman, Instructor
June 25-29, 2018 (9am-4pm)
Material Fee: $25
This workshop will focus on a painting approach using wax and other media to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. We will be experimenting with a wide range of materials including: R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pastels. There is a freedom of gesture, movement and process that occurs when painting with these materials. The techniques of using of cold wax along with the other materials will be the focus. A variety of tools and exercises are used to explore personal imagery – abstract as well as representational – and students will be encouraged to use alternatives to brushes for their mark making. Layering, excavating, edge, line, texture, mark making, color and the concept of “editing” will be addressed. Working on multiple panels helps to free the creative spirit so that a personal language and vision can develop into a new body of work. Individual attention is given to each student so the beginner as well as the professional will get the feedback needed to bring back to their studio. Power points, discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support are all offered.
Skill Level: All Levels