Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting

September 25-27, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Serena Barton

Registration Deadline: Sept 14

Description

Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this three-day workshop! We’ll work on oil paper and wood panels to create with joy and abandon. I’ll show you all the basics as well as many of my favorite techniques. You’ll explore the layering process to create richly colored and textured pieces. You’ll also create quick and daring works on paper.

We’ll use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers. We’ll explore using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting. We’ll look at composition, color, and mark making tools, and the interactive process of painting with oil and cold wax. We’ll cover preparing your panels, including with Venetian plaster for added texture. You’ll learn ways to present your pieces.

We’ll play with making bold marks, adding and subtracting elements as we go. We will cultivate a lively atmosphere, using this medium where there are no mistakes. Your can alter your pieces at any time. I will work with each participant individually as desired and provide playful prompts to get you started.

You will leave with some finished pieces and with work in progress. You’ll leave with knowledge and inspiration to keep working in this fascinating medium. Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 16

Instructor Serena Barton

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  • Tuition $420
  • Materials Fee $10

Instructor

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Serena Barton

Serena loves to provide an atmosphere where you can discover or rekindle your creative abilities. She provides lots of individual attention and feedback as desired. Her goal is to help you learn, experiment, and have fun! Serena lives in Portland, OR, where she offers creativity and art workshops, groups, and individual art coaching. She exhibits and sells her work in galleries and online.…Read More

Serena loves to provide an atmosphere where you can discover or rekindle your creative abilities. She provides lots of individual attention and feedback as desired. Her goal is to help you learn, experiment, and have fun!

Serena lives in Portland, OR, where she offers creativity and art workshops, groups, and individual art coaching. She exhibits and sells her work in galleries and online. She teaches around the United States and in Europe. She is a contributor to several art books and magazines. Her books, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop and Wabi-Sabi Painting with Cold Wax are published by North Light.

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Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

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Materials Fees
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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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