Laurie Skantzos

Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Medium
October 24 and 25, 2019
10-4 both days
Max. 6 participants

$230 plus $20 supply fee
Laurie Skantzos’ abstract painting is largely inspired by the natural world and filtered through her inner landscape. She studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She actively participates in shows and art fairs both locally and internationally. Laurie’s award winning work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe and Asia. She works from her studio in Elora, Ontario where she is the resident artist at Elora Centre For The Arts.

Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Laurie Skantzos

This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their
relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your
painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental
and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of
implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.
We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps
and stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers,
clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.

Materials List:
Oil paints (variety of colours)
Palette knives (at least one but feel free to try different shapes and sizes)
Palette to mix paint on (I use a disposable palette)
Rigid surfaces such as cradled panel or masonite (with 2 coats of gesso) 8x10 to 16x20
Arches Oil Paper (One or two full sheets or a pad)
* We will be working on several pieces at a time so please bring at least three surfaces of your choice
Creative catalyst Wedge (straight edge - beige)
Brushes of your choice (I don’t use brushes much but they’re good to have on hand)
Roll of Paper Towel and Masking Tape

Supplied by instructor for $20 fee:
Gamblin Cold Wax Medium
Gamblin Odourless Solvent
Pan Pastels
Tissue Paper
Paper for creating stencils
Variety of tools to lend out

Optional List:
Oil Sticks
Extra Creative Catalyst Wedges with different edges

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