Cold Wax Medium Workshop with Janet Mazenier

Workshops: Cold Wax Medium  Workshop with Janet Mazenier

7 - 8 December 2019 (2 days)

10am - 4pm

Level: All Levels

Instructor: Janet Mazenier

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Do you want to paint in layers with a luscious, fast-drying medium that allows you to paint, draw, carve and create textured surfaces? Cold wax medium (CWM) allows you to do all this and more. CWM is a versatile medium that, when mixed with paint or pigment can create vibrancy and patina, translucence and opacity in your paintings.

Wax has a long history in art. For this workshop we will be using cold wax medium. Although wax has been used for thousands of years CWM has recently re-surfaced as a contemporary medium, predominantly in the United States, and now becoming more prevalent in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. CWM is not encaustic wax so there is no need to use any heat-based method to make art with wax.

CWM is chemically altered beeswax mixed with an organic solvent, combined with oil paints or dry pigments; it can also be used on its own, or mixed with particulates for textural applications. It dries hard.

Through this workshop we will explore techniques that create visual texture with a sense of depth, mood or meaning. You will develop multiple small works, applying various techniques using CWM to create either landscape, semifigurative or abstract paintings.

CWM is fun, easy to use and suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners.