WONDROUS WAX: ABSTRACT INTENTIONS WITH HOT WAX

May 25-29

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This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and two panels per student. 

 May 25-27, 2019                                  Tuition: $ 425
Fri- Mon. 10 am-4  pm                      Materials fee: $75 ( to Instructor)
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road                Register:online:www.studio55martinez.com
Martinez, 94553                                (through PayPal) Tel. 925 937-6422                                                    

mira@mirawhitefineart.com/http: http://www.miramwhitefineartworkshops.com

MATERIALS LIST

  Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $75 to  help defray the costs. Please pay at the workshop. CASH is preferred payment.  

 INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS :

 2 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8’x8”  for each student
8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels pigment sticks, soft pastels & Drawing Media,
Watercolor in spray bottles
Tubs for pouring Wax

MATERIALS YOU BRING :  

You will need 300 lb w/c paper or  4 or  8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 8 “ squares for exercises
Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:     Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint  sticks, graphite pencils.Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
Additional Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible:
2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to  14”
300 lb. watercolor paper

        

      

 

ADDITIONAL NEEDS: (

         Wax Paper- full rolls

 3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.

     Nitrile Gloves for protecting hands

     Scissors, Tweezers,

    Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos

    Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”

    Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt

    The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

                                       Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are be

        Watercolor crayons ( Caran D’Ache  Neo color II), Woody Stabilo)                              Sumi Ink ( optional)          

 

 

 

 

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & Mixed Media

MARCH 1 & 3

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We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.)  We will be layering both dry and wet processes.  Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces!  Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

March 1 & 3, Friday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave. , Richmond, CA

Tuition: $ 200 ( Additional materials fee  of $ 50  cash to instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.therac.org   /510 620-6772

 

MATERIALS LIST: 

INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING SPECIAL SCHMINKE  SOFT PASTELS FOR YOUR USE, SOME PAPERS.

  YOU BRING:

Soft Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
 1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
 OPTIONAL :Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks  ( if you are able)

  Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets  full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides)
1 Sheetsof Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels) ( OPTIONAL)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)

Paints: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks

 Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,

Additional materials:

 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
  2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
 1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative AT Any paint store or Home Depot
  Pint 70% Rubbing Alcohol

Homemade non-toxic fixative :mix at home and bring with you): Formula: Mix 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup fresh non- fat milk ( fat free)( no need to refrigerate)

Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme
Utility knife
Drawing board to fit size of paper
Portable easel (optional,) –
Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels http://www.dakotapastels.com