Layers: Intro to Oil and Cold Wax with Rick Ross
Sat-Sun, Oct 16-17, 2021 | 9am-4pm both days | Deadline to register: Oct 1 by 4pm
$125/person class fee + $125/person kit fee
Painting with Cold Wax Medium is a popular artistic expression all over the world. In this class, you will explore the basic principles of using Cold Wax Medium through instructor led demonstrations, individual guidance, and exploration of individual pieces. The techniques are fun, creative, and only limited by your imagination. We will explore the process of building layers using printmaking methods, mark making, and adding textures. What is added and hidden under layers will be uncovered by reduction including scraping, scratching, gouging and the use of solvents. There are no mistakes in this class, only results that are yet discovered. You will leave with basic knowledge of the medium, a finished painting, and some works in progress.
A variety of tools, substrates, and materials will be used along with my favorite methods to achieve fantastic results. We will play with materials such as oils, powder pigments, wax crayon, oil pastels, pigment sticks, metallic leaf, and much more. Tools will consist of brayers, palette knives, brushes, tissue paper, wax paper, skewers, scrapers, silicone scrapers or shapers, hand brooms clay shaping tools and other favorites.
About the Instructor: Rick Ross
Reflection of who I am as an artist keeps bringing me back to one word, evolution. I have always loved art – I drew and painted as a child, and as I got older, the transition into adulthood left me little time for creative expression. In my 30s, another major transition into parenthood, gave me the unexpected inspiration to return to art. Spending time with my sons and seeing the world through their eyes, moved me to pick up the paint brush again and express color with renewed wonder for the world around me.
Nature is my subject matter, whether literally interpreted through landscapes and still life or abstractly represented by the textures and depth of oil and cold wax medium. Like the evolution of my life experiences, I love to explore and imagine the journey of objects and am inspired by history, age, and patina.
The next phase of my personal evolution and the evolution of my work is yet unknown. Education, research, and experimentation will take me there.
In the event a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted immediately and refunded entirely. Please review our cancellation policy here.
Here at River Arts, your safety is the most important thing for us. We plan to run in-person studio classes, but with the following safety precautions added:
- A limit of 7 students in each class
- All students will work at their own 6ft table, maintaining social distancing
- Studio staff will clean and disinfect all surfaces at the end of each day.
- Latex-free rubber gloves, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer will be available to all students free of charge
- Face masks highly recommended for unvaccinated guests
- Subject to change based on most current CDC guidelines*