Experiencing the Oil Cold Wax Medium


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Instructor, Diane Brown
Monday, October 11th
10 am - 2 pm

Cold wax is soft wax made from mixing beeswax, mineral spirits and resin and it has been used for thousands of years. Cold wax is ideal for the creation of layers. It needs no heat as encaustic does, and when mixed with oil paint it becomes a soft, frothy substance similar to the frosting on a cake. Cold wax helps to extend the paint film, shortens drying time and allows the artist to create layers.

Painting with oils and cold wax can be done on heavy paper as well as rigid wood panels. Gesso is needed on wood panels but not when using heavy paper. Paper and Cold Wax will be supplied for this workshop, but students are required to bring their own oil paints.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $165 which includes most supplies. Students are asked to bring oil paints. White, Dark and 5 or 6 medium colors. The studio will have some colors as well. The workshop is limited to 8 students.

**Our top priority is the safety of our students, instructors & staff. Please note: classes may be cancelled if we feel it is not safe, and your tuition will be refunded. Non vaccinated students must wear a mask and show proof of a a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a negative rapid test within 24 hrs before the class.

Diane Brown is an award-winning mixed media artist, specializing in Oil & Cold Wax. She exhibits in the New England area, Oregon and in NYC.

She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, an Artist Member of The Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, a member of Maple and Main Gallery, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Newport Museum of Art and the Art League of New Britain, South County Art Association, The Allied Artists of America, an Associate Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center, Essex Art Association, The Salmagundi Club and Lyme Art Association.

She has been commissioned by The Rose Project in Bethesda, Maryland as well as at Eastern Connecticut State University.

She has produced commissions for individual residences in Georgia, Florida and Connecticut.

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