Cold Wax Techniques
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2018
£350 (plus a small materials fee tbc)
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We will explore texture, line, shape, value, colour and composition through small abstract studies and apply these findings in a larger piece of work. Working collectively as a group through experimentation, discussion and demonstrations, this course aims to give you a broad understanding of the materials and methods used for working with oil paint and cold wax medium. Some prior experience of working with oil paint would be useful.
Born in London, Nicki Heenan moved to New-Zealand as a child. She studied Microbiology (MSc hons) at Auckland University, Art and Music. These areas of learning have formed an integral part of her work as an artist where the experimental methods of science are combined with an abstract visualisation of the landscape.
Nicki’s paintings are very much influenced by surface and substance. Colour is rendered in multi dimensional soft layers with glazing and wax infused with dry pigment. Nicki works in oil, cold wax, acrylic and watercolour.
You can find out more about Nicki at her website: nickiheenan.com/