Cold Wax Workshop, Jan. 23-26, 2024 Centerville, TN

I’m excited to hold a workshop in my new space in Centerville, TN on the historic town square.

Join me Jan. 23-26, 2024, for a four-day workshop focusing on Cold Wax Medium and abstracting from nature. This will be an intensive four days where I cover all the basics of Cold Wax Medium and Oil. I will demonstrate many methods (about 15) that you can incorporate your Cold Wax Practice working from representational to abstraction using techniques that are akin to  printmaking.

This will be an intense class in learning about all the amazing things you can do with Cold Wax and oil –from representational work to abstract painting using techniques akin to printmaking. It’s so fun and you get such unexpected results.


Painting with Cold Wax Medium (CWM) is a hugely popular method with artists all over the world. If you like working with oil paints and mixed media painting, then this is the workshop for you. Students will learn how to build layers of oil paint mixed with CWM on paper or panels, add textures, and use printmaking and mark-making techniques to create gorgeous works of art. You will discover how to incorporate powdered pigments into your work and to draw and paint with R & F pigment sticks. You will add layers and then remove them using solvents and scratch-through techniques to find older layers and unexpected shapes and colors below. Painting with CWM  and oil lends itself to both representational or abstract art and working with it is a process-oriented medium that allows for experimentation and play.

Open to all skill levels, however a basic knowledge of oil painting is preferred.

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Rachael McCampbell