12. October 2020 - 19:00
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Advanced Oil and Cold Wax (3-day Workshop) | The Craft House | Monday, 12. October 2020

*Please note that we are hoping to run this workshop from our new premises in the centre of Bingley (109-111 Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2HT) and we will contact you prior to the workshop to confirm the location.
Join talented yorkshire artist Paula Dunn for an informal 3-day workshop on using oil paints and cold wax medium. Cold wax is used at room temperature without heat and when combined with oil paints, it can be used to produce depth and atmosphere to both abstract and landscape work.
Working with oil and cold wax involves a lot of experimentation and a willingness to start out without knowing where you will end up. We will not be planning or sketching out ideas but working intunitively and letting our work evolve. This will be challenging but you will learn more about your creative process and you will leave eager to experiment more with this medium.
Building on existing knowledge, the workshop will focus on developing advanced techniques such as solvent pours, glazes and blending as well as covering technical aspects realting to tools, surfaces, colour, values, textures, shapes and composition. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to make your own cold wax and transfer papers.
The workshop will include information about techniques, as well as demonstrations and plenty of time for dedicated and focused painting and individual support.
A handbook containing reference material and course notes will be provided.
Knowledge areas

Understand how to make cold wax medium
Introduction to different surfaces/ supports
Understanding drying times
Working wet-on-wet 
Building layers of colour
Using transparent and opaque colours
Exploring colour, value and contrast
Creating textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques
Creating expressive marks
Solvent reduction techniques
Solvent pours
Incorporating pigments and other loose powders into your work
Introduction to pigment sticks and oil bars
Using glazes to create veils of colour 
Masking and stencilling techniques
Transfer techniques
Learn how to make transfer papers
Blending techniques
Design principles and problem-solving compostions

Skill Level
This 3-day workshop is for participants who have previously attended the Exploring Cold Wax workshop or for those who choose to dedicate a full week to oil and cold wax and also attend the 2-day Beginner's workshop immediately before the dates of this 3-day workshop.
£180 per person. This includes all materials but participants will need to bring their own tools such as squeegee, brayer, brushes. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Workshop timings
Teaching time will be between 10am until 4pm with an hour for lunch.
Workshop access will be avaliable from 9am until 6pm.
A social event will be organised for one of the evenings.
Class Size
Maximum of 8 participants