Introducing a specialized workshop infusing cold wax medium into representational as well as abstracted landscape and seascape painting. We’ll explore alternative tools, mark-making, dry pigments, colour mixing, viscosity, direct/indirect painting and more to give voice to your visual vocabulary. Painting en plein air and in the studio at Sunbury Shores, you will learn to fuse Cold Wax medium with oil to create intriguing landscapes and seascapes. Your works will be developed by investigating colour, mark-making, drawing and relief. Along with brushes, you will play with alternative tools such as brayers, knives, scrapers and squeegees.
Jan Yates makes paintings, transitory land works, installations, interventions and community projects that consider shifts in a changing climate. With sensitivity as to how weather shapes environment, communities and culture, the artist focuses on remote, wild locations and is concerned with the impact a changing climate has on isolated communities-and with how communities impact climate and the ecosystem. She has incorporated cold wax medium into her land and sea paintings for over two decades.
Yates conducts workshops at art centers, alternative venues and in her studio (Canada) as well as overseas (Ireland and Scotland). As an accomplished and seasoned educator, Yates focuses her workshops on contemporary methodology with an open and encouraging approach.
Yates has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards with recognition from the Ontario Arts Council. An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, her work is collected throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. OAC international residency grants have also supported Yates’ work in Ireland and the Shetland Islands.