Cold Wax Hacks
Instructor: Kim Sobat
Class Code: KS190413
Workshop Fee: $120.00
Medium: Cold Wax and Oils
Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm
Learn why cold wax and oils is the hot new medium in the art community! What’s so great about cold wax medium? In addition to being quick drying and forgiving, cold wax medium is also very versatile. In this one day workshop, you will learn all the tips and tricks to create cold wax and oil paintings that reflect your individual vision. Through demonstrations and exciting exercises, you will explore composition, values, color theory and artistic purpose in an easy and approachable manner with lots of humor injected. Additionally, you will learn how to keep colors bright and vibrant without getting muddy and how to handle your tools to get desired effects. Using scrapers, palette knives, squeegees, and even common household tools, you will learn how to create a variety of textures that will add character and flair to your cold wax and oil paintings.
All levels are welcome! Beginners will enjoy the ease of use with cold wax medium, and experienced painters will enjoy the fresh and new approach that this versatile medium offers.
Supplies to bring:
Oil paints (water soluble okay) - 10 or more colors (Lukas 1862 is great!)
Gamblin Cold Wax Medium (16 oz. can)
Scrapers - scrapers with an edge that has some give. Catalyst brand is a good choice. The 4.5” Catalyst W-06 model is the most versatile.
Bowl scraper or squeegee
2-3 Palette knives - trowel type palette knives in 2”-4” sizes
2-3 Smooth pre-gessoed cradled wood panels (12”x12” or similar size dimensions)
2 Acrylic paints for underpainting (your choice of colors, but darker is nice)
Paint Brush for painting base acrylic layer (wider flat nylon is best)
Roll of paper towels
Blue painters tape (wide enough to mostly cover your cradled panel sides)
Latex or silicone gloves
12”x16“ paper palette (no larger, to save table space)
Small bottle odorless solvent like Gamsol or Turpenoid (Please make it odorless)
4” soft rubber brayer
Soho Studio Wipes - Not required, but very handy for wiping off tools and your hands.
I will share these tools for you to try out, but you’re welcome to bring your own: Pottery scraper, Hair comb, Rug grip mat, Steel wool, Bamboo skewers, Plastic fork, Clean sand, Bubble wrap, Tissue Paper, Pot scrubber, Whisk broom, Bowl scraper or squeegee