Instructor: Carol Pelletier
June 25 - 29
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
This workshop explores the various properties of cold wax used as a stand-alone medium or combined with photographs, collage on panel, ink drawings, watercolor and oil paint. Cold wax has many of the luminous properties seen in encaustic painting but is flexible for the artist on the move. Unlike heated encaustic, cold wax is used without heat and does not need to be fused. You will learn to use a variety of tools to create textures and layers to create depth in your imagery. The workshop also deals with issues of color theory and how it pertains to the development of a painting. Students are encouraged to work on a variety of surfaces, including panel, watercolor/printmaking papers, photographs and canvas that can be mounted to panel. Demonstrations will begin each session, and each participant will receive one-on-one feedback. This workshop is for beginning to advanced artists.
Carol Pelletier is the Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Art at Endicott College. She has exhibited in over 60 solo and group shows nationwide, including the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Julie Heller East, the Becket Arts Center, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Oglebay Institute, and Soren Christensen, to name a few. She has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, a Mellon Foundation grant and is a Salzburg Fellow. Her work has been in multiple exhibitions and publications, including the New American Paintings, Southwest Art and Creative Quarterly Magazines and the Bloom Literary Journal based out of Los Angeles. She is represented by the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine.