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Oil and Cold Wax Workshop with Nicki Heenan


Two day workshop – Oil and Cold Wax with Nicki Heenan

Dates: 3rd and 4th June 2023

Times: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Whittlesford Memorial Hall, 1 Mill Lane, Whittlesford, CAMBS, CB22 4NE

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Product Description

This oil and cold wax workshop is ideal for artists want to learn the basic techniques of this medium . It is also for artists who have used it before, and now want to learn more about this exciting medium. Artists will gain knowledge and understanding of the chemistry, and what sort of textures can be achieved.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of oil paint and cold wax to create textured visceral paintings.

This workshop will cover the varied structural possibilities of cold wax.  You will learn ways of working including layering, excavating, addition of dry pigment and glazing. Through a series of step by step exercises that help build a platform of skills, you will then learn how to  translate them into paintings with greater depth.

Anyone interested in painting with oil paint and cold wax will find this course useful. It is not suitable for acrylic or any other water based medium. All levels are welcome on this course, experienced or beginner and Nicki has videos on You Tube if you would like to have a preview of her working methods.

About Nicki

Nicki Heenan is a member of RWSW – the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales having joined in June 2019. Nicki often paints the Welsh Landscape and attended school in Haverford West and Aberystwyth,  Nicki Heenan has undertaken a residency in Wales at Stewdio Maelor where she did a series of paintings and studies on the local mine at Corris. Earlier in 2019 she conducted several workshops and an exhibition at King Street Gallery in Camarthen, Wales  and will be returning there in 2022. In 2016 Nicki was awarded a Fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland and her painting that is held at the Museum at Ballinglen was selected by the US Ambassador to Ireland to hang in the Embassy offices.

What people say about Nicki Heenan’s Oil and Cold Wax Workshop

“I recently completed an advanced ‘Oil and Cold Wax Workshop’ with Nicki Heenan. I was impressed, as a teacher myself, with the individual advanced preparation Nicki had taken time to organise for each student. She had brought books and photocopies of artworks that were pertinent to each of us and had obviously thought about our needs, as students, prior to the course. Nicki was a generous and inspirational teacher. She guided us through new processes and was encouraging and supportive at each stage. Nicki was also ‘down to earth’ and we managed to learn a great deal, at the same time having fun in a relaxed environment. I can thoroughly recommend Nicki’s courses to anyone thinking about taking one. My advice would be do it!”

Hilary Garlick

To find out more about Nicki, visit her website.

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