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Nature Oil & Cold Wax Techniques-NEW DATE

Schedule and Location

Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$65.00 member
$76.00 nonmember

Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.

Course Description

Explore the possibilities of working with cold wax mixed with oil paints.  There are many ways to make your piece unique and interesting! We will work with elements that create texture, experiment with powdered pigments and metallics, and use oil sticks and graphite to add dimension. We will work on several small surfaces to lay backgrounds. The mixture is placed on the board with a variety of tools which creates an abstract image that has landscape qualities. From there you can scratch into the paint, print a botanical image from actual leaves and embed or imprint organic material into the surface. We will also talk about elements of abstract design, creating a theme, and finding a focus for your work.

Instructor: JoAnne Laudolff, nature artist and papermaker
Notes: No art background is necessary.  Limit 10
Certificate Information: Art Certificate elective (5 hours)

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Course Details

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.