Cold Wax Advanced Workshop
In order to express yourself successfully as an artist you must have both technical skills and a deep understanding of what you want to say and how you want to say it. It is the melding of all of these that leads to strong, provocative work. In this workshop participants will focus both on technical mastery and individual expression. In addition to reviewing traditional and advanced cold wax techniques, to help participants think more deeply about their work, Jerry will offer special presentations and focused one-on-one consultations. During this workshop artists will be challenged to push deeper into both the “how” of art and the “why”.
Approximately 1 month before the workshop begins, participants will be asked to begin to think about the workshop content, specifically CORE and FOCUSED intentions. Jerry will send materials so that you can begin learning even before the workshop starts. Artists are encouraged to bring work in progress and to create new work during the workshop. During the workshop artists will work on a series of 5 to 6 developed paintings and 12-16 smaller ‘quick’ works with focused intentions.
Jerry believes deeply that technical mastery is imperative for successful expression. Therefore, these topics are covered in detail:
- color: aspects of color contrast including value, warm/cool, intensity/saturation/chroma, neutral colors; color relationships, luminosity
- working thoughtfully with opacity and transparency in your work
- complex layering of cold wax
- mastering texture and controlling your surface
- mastering your brayer, squeegee, and palette knife
- overall aspects of contrast in painting: including value, texture, color, shape, scale, and more
In 2017, with co-author Rebecca Crowell, he published the international award-winning Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations. It is the first and only comprehensive book exploring the myriad techniques and ways artists are using cold wax medium. In 2020, he and Rebecca started COLD WAX ACADEMY, the only online learning portal devoted exclusively to artists interested in cold wax medium.
Jerry is passionate about teaching and holds a certificate in adult education from the University of Washington. His strength lies in identifying and addressing the individual needs of students and helping them analyze and develop solutions to the difficulties they are encountering. Jerry has won several teaching awards, and students consistently rave about their experience in his workshops.
Jerry lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico with his husband, Mike, and their dog, Bert.
This Workshop takes place from the 7th - 15th of April 2023. The cost is $2,200 which includes tuition, works space, shared cottage with private bedroom for 8 nights, lunch/dinner/dessert/tea/coffee, collection/dropoff to the bus/train stations in Ballina, full use of the Dolan/Maxwell Library and facilities 24/7 including presentations at The Ballinglen Museum of Art. Participants arrive on the 7th and depart on the 15th (The workshop is for seven days with arrival and departure day making it nine days).
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Ballinglen: USA/Ireland Workshop @The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
Cold Wax Advanced Workshop
with Jerry McLaughlin
7th - 15th April 2023
Class from 8th - 14th inclusive
Registration begins on 1st October 2022, booking forms must be received by January 28th. First come, first serve basis.
A $500 booking fee applies & is non refundable payable by cheque or credit card. Payment is made to Ballinglen: USA/Ireland using the payment button on the website www.ballinglenworkshops.com.
Final payment must be made before the 26th February, please email for details re payment, booking forms will be accepted online. A fee will apply for materials provided. We will email you a receipt once we receive a payment or booking. Payments are non-refundable 2 months prior to the class but full refunds will be made if there are any Covid restrictions. Class participation constitutes an agreement to our Health and Safety Policy.
Accommodation available from 7th with departure on the 15th. Collection at train/bus in Ballina is also included.
All queries : Úna Forde, Managing Director, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland.
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