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Discovering Oil & Cold Wax, with Julie Snidle

  • 3 Nov 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 4 Nov 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
  • 12


  • Oil & Cold Wax
  • Watercolor workshop


This workshop is for those who would like to learn a non-traditional approach to oil painting or explore oils for the first time. Cold wax medium is an additive that thickens oil paint to a frosting-like consistency.  Using tube oils and R&F's Pigment Sticks (oil paint in stick form), we will create paintings without brushes or smelly solvents.  Students will discover new tools and methods for creating rich and authentic small works on paper and Ampersand's Gessobord.  With Arches oil paper as our primary substrate, you'll have several paintings going at once and easily transport them back home. This workshop is fun, a bit messy, and will change the way you think about oil painting.

You will learn a variety of ways in which oil paints can be used without brushes. You will also learn the differences between transparent and opaque pigments and how they affect a painting, about color mixing, composition and glazing.

Appropriate for Adults 18+
November 3 & 4, 9am-4pm

Member fee $285
Non-member fee $314

Materials fee $10 per student, payable to instructor on first day of class.  (covers 
a liter bottle of Gamsol for the class to share during clean-ups, newsprint, vellum, canvas paper, Art Graf water-soluble tailor chalks, and jumbo zip-lock bags for taking paint trays home, and use of R&F Pigment Sticks (oil paints) and one Ampersand Gessobord)

Student Supply List:**
1 pad (9x12") Arches oil paper
-16 oz. can of Gamblin's cold wax medium
-a roll of painter's tape for delicate surfaces, 1" wide
-a large tube of titanium white oil paint (150ml); any brand is fine
-any favorite tube oil paint colors or Pigment Sticks, if you have them
-a palette knife or two; metal not plastic
-a pad of palette paper or a roll of freezer paper 
-1 roll of paper towels
-1 roll of wax paper
-gloves to protect hands (bring plenty)
-variety of mark making tools
-Speedball's soft rubber roller/brayer, 2" or 4" width
-silicone spreaders & scrapers, if you have them
-a pizza box or similar to transport work home

**Please bring a sack lunch, or have a quick lunch at one of our neighborhood restaurants. 

About Your Instructor: 

Julie Snidle is a professional artist with a background in public school teaching and corporate administration. She was introduced to encaustic in 2004 and has worked primarily with wax-based paints, including oil and cold wax, since then. She has received numerous awards for her abstract work which can be found in public spaces and private collections throughout the world.  Julie is a Core Artist / Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and an Artist Ambassador for Ampersand Art Panels.  She teaches workshops nationwide and also at her home studio in Fairhope, Alabama.  Julie is represented by Kolman and Reeb Gallery in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN and by Dauphin Island Gallery on Dauphin Island, AL. She is also now represented by Canary Gallery in Birmingham.


405 Blaize Avenue
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Tuesday -Saturday

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