Class Dates:

THURSDAY 3/21, SATURDAY 3/23 & MONDAY 3/25 1:00 pm.- 4:00 p.m.

Class Instructor: Jan Lintz

Instructor Email: j_lintz@hotmail.com

instagram: @Jan_Lintz_Art

Price: $175.00
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    Students will need to supply these materials

    Do you love texture? Seeing the history and geography of underlayers peeking through? Are you intrigued by cold wax as an oil paint medium? The goal of this intensive 9-hour hands-on workshop is to dive into the world of cold wax medium without expectations, focusing on the tools and techniques without pressure to create a masterpiece.

    On day 1, we will practice basic tool-handling and create underlayers, shapes, and texture while working wet-in-wet. On days 2 and 3, we will explore layering techniques on semi-dry underlayers as the wax begins to dry and set up a little. We will play with additive methods including pigment sticks, transfer printing, stencils and masking, veils of transparent or opaque color; and with subtractive techniques like scratching, scraping, and solvent reduction.

    Throughout the workshop, we will talk about contrasting warm/cool, transparent/opaque, smooth/textured on individual layers, about building composition, and about safe and more sustainable studio practices. All levels welcome.

    Maximum of 6 students. Three 3-hour sessions.


      • 4 oz Cold Wax Medium/CWM (Gamblin or Dorland's)
      • 4-6 1.25 oz tubes *OIL* paint including white (student grade is fine)
      • Water-based *OIL* paints will work if that's what you already have, but the solvent in CWM negates the purpose of using water-based oil paint, so do NOT buy them for use with CWM
      • Choose a warm, a cool, a transparent, an opaque and do not worry beyond that. A limited palette works best. Examples might include:
      • Indian yellow, cad orange, quin red, ultramarine blue, cobalt teal
      • Ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, cad yellow dep, pyrole red
      • Seriously, do not stress. Choose any colors you love working with, you already own, or you just want to try out!
      • 1 or 2 R&F pigment stick(s) - consider 1 transparent and 1 opaque (different colors than your oil paint tubes)
      • 2 oz Gamsol or other odorless mineral spirits (OMS)
      • Palette paper pad or glass palette
      • Palette knife, square NOT POINTED (small)
      • 4” brayer (SOFT)
      • 6” silicone squeegee (or pottery tool - straight edge, flexible)
      • 4-6 firm substrates suitable for oil painting, 12”x12” / 12”x16” or smaller, i.e.,
      • Arches or Strathmore Oil Paper Pad
      • Canva Artboards Pad
      • MDF/Hardboard or cradled panels – gessoed and fully dry prior to class (painter's taped to protect the cradles while working)
      • Acrylic paintings on firm substrates, lightly sanded or with a coat of clear gesso to serve as starts / underpaintings
      • NOT stretched canvas
      • It's helpful to also have larger pieces of foam core or cardboard to tape each of your paper or artboard substrates to allow working freely past the borders and more easily maneuver them around the classroom
      • Painter's tape
      • Tools for mark making (choose a few): soft pastels (NOT oil pastel), pan pastels, graphite, Woodies, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II, bamboo skewers, sticks, string, rope, raffia, etc
      • Tools for texture (choose a few): bamboo skewers, bubble wrap, burlap, net bags, metal kitchen scrubber, cardboard, shelving mat, anything that would make an interesting imprint, pottery tool for trimming, toothed edge pottery scraper
      • Parchment or Wax paper (for monotyping techniques and to separate wet paintings to transport home at the end)
      • Cardboard box(es) to transport wet paintings home (consider tarp or other car upholstery protection)
      • 1-3 pair disposable nitrile gloves (strongly recommend wearing gloves)
      • Rags


      • 2” brayer
      • 4” squeegee


      • Vegetable oil for clean up
      • Pipette / dropper for OMS
      • Powdered pigments
      • Marble dust / calcium carbonate powder
      • Additional texture tools