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Tide Lines: Cold Wax and Oil Collage

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Tide Lines: Cold Wax and Oil Collage
Ruth Armitage
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Tides rise and fall, leaving behind evidence of where the water has been. Join Ruth Armitage to explore combining abstracted cold wax painting with assemblage and collage to create paintings that express the change and impermanence of the tides. You will work on several small panels using flotsam and found objects along with oil paint and cold wax. Learn how this slow-drying medium creates texture and allows you to adhere small, light objects to the painting surface. Class topics include content, composition, contrast, mark-making, color and texture. You will leave with at least four completed works and several others started.

About the Instructor(s)

Abstract painter Ruth Armitage has been honored with signature status in the National Watercolor Society and many regional groups. She divides her painting time between watercolor, acrylic and oils. Ruth's work has been featured on OPB's "Oregon Art Beat" and has been exhibited and published nationally. Recently, Ruth’s work was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. You’ll find Ruth’s work locally at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. A former high school teacher, Ruth enjoys sharing art and inspiration in the classroom. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Found objects from the beach: small shells, driftwood, dried seaweed, tiny stones, etc.

• Basic oil paint palette, preferably Gamblin Fastmatte oil paint: Cadmium yellow, Quinacridone Red, cobalt blue, white, black, Indian yellow, transparent Earth red or similar paints.

• 4 oz. jar Dorland or Gamblin cold wax medium

• Gamblin Solvent Free Gel

• 1-2 palette knives

• Glass or paper palette

• 5-8 small wood painting panels, preferably cradled, 10" x 10" or 12" x 12" or similar

• Soft rubber brayer by speedball (snap out roller)

• Paper towels

• 1-2 small bristle brushes

• Small container of gesso

• Princeton Catalyst Mini-Blade #4

• Princeton Catalyst Wedge #6

• Clay tools for graffito, stencils or stamps

• Disposable gloves (several pair - at least one for each day)

• Sketch Book

• Pencil

• Charcoal

• Apron

• Small boxes to transport wet paintings home

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Solvent

• Wood skewers

• Drill

• Screws

• Cheesecloth

• Deli paper

• Mark making tools

• Crayons

• Oil bars

• Sandpaper

• Steel wool

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