#076 - COLD WAX MEDIUM AND OIL – 3 day workshop

Class Dates:

SATURDAY 7/13, MONDAY 7/15 &TUESDAY 7/16 1:30 pm.- 4:30 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 under layers. On days 2 and 3, we will begin to explore creating texture and 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, wet & dry transfer printing, stencils and masking, veils of transparent or opaque color; and also 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.

    No experience is required or expected (but is also welcomed).

    Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

    Maximum of 6 students. Three 3-hour sessions.



    • 4 oz Cold Wax Medium/CWM (Gamblin or Dorland's)

    • 3-6 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 this classo 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 red light, ultramarine blue (+ teal or turquoise), +white

    ▪ Ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, cad yellow dep, (+ pyrole red), + white

    ▪ Exception: AVOID Alizarin Crimson because the pigment will

         aggressively migrate up through the layers turning things pink!

    ▪ Seriously, DO NOT STRESS! Choose ANY colors you love working

          with, you already own, or you just want to try out!


    • 2 oz Gamsol or other odorless mineral spirits (OMS)

    • Palette paper pad or glass palette

    • Palette knife, square end NOT POINTED (small)

    • 4” brayer (SOFT)

    • 6” silicone squeegee (or pottery tool - straight edge, flexible)

    • 4-6 firm substrates suitable for oil painting, no larger than 12”x12” / 12”x16”, i.e.,

    • Arches or Strathmore Oil Paper Pad

    • Canva Artboards Pad (suitable for *OIL media)

    • MDF/Hardboard or cradled panels – gesso'ed and fully dry prior to class

          (painter's taped to protect the cradle’edges while working)

    • Acrylic, gouache or casein paintings on firm substrates, lightly sanded or

          with a coat of clear gesso to serve as underpaintings

    • 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

    • NOT stretched canvas unless you already have some small ones you

          want to use up. They are less than ideal, but possible.

    • Painter's tape

    • Flat cardboard sheets 1-2 inches larger than your substrates on all sides (to tape

          substrates on while working)

    • * Cardboard box(es) to transport wet paintings home at the end of each day.

        Pizza boxes are ideal. (consider tarp or other car upholstery protection)

    • Tools for mark- & texture-making (choose a few): charcoal, graphite, bamboo

        skewers, sticks, string, rope, raffia, 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, expired credit

        cards/hotel door keys• Wax Paper (or Parchment) for monotyping techniques and to separate wet

        paintings to transport home at the end of each day

    • Rags


    • 1 or 2 R&F pigment stick(s) - consider 1 transparent and 1 opaque (different

        colors than your oil paint tubes)

    • Mark-making: soft pastels (NOT oil pastel), pan pastels, graphite, Woodies,

        Caran d'Ache Neocolor II

    • 2” soft brayer

    • 4” squeegee / silicon bowl scraper


    • Gloves

    • Vegetable oil for clean up

    • Pipette / dropper for OMS

    • Powdered pigments

    • Marble dust / calcium carbonate powder

    • Additional texture tools

    Reference: “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations” by Rebecca

    Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin available at www.coldwaxacademy.com/shop/ or Amazon