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Abstract, Oil, Cold Wax and Collage


Instructor, Diane Brown
Monday, February 28th
10 am - 3 pm

Artists/Students will learn about the oil & cold wax experience from mixing to applying it, using unconventional tools to create different mark-making textures. Cold wax is buttery soft and when mixed with oil paint adds body, transparency and depth to the painting. Through a process of layering and manipulating different oil and cold wax layers, rich abstract paintings are created, filled with vibrant color and visual texture. In this workshop, you’ll create a couple paintings on 140 lb. watercolor paper as well as one on a cradled panel which will be supplied by Arts Escape. Bring along your favorite, light weight collage papers to include in your paintings. This class is perfect for the beginner and exciting to the experienced artist. All classes begin with a demonstration of the process by the instructor.  

Student Supply List

Oil paints (to include 1 white, 1 very dark and 5/6 colors of their choosing)

1 Knitting needle or skewer

Items to Collage

Large sheet of cardboard or shirt boxes, used to transport wet work home.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $165 which includes 1- 12X12 wooden panel. The workshop is limited to 8 students.

There is an additional $20 fee paid to the instructor at the time of class for extra supplies.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

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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