I think most artists have a yearning to grow and develop but all too often get stuck in a rut, creating time and again only what they are comfortable with.

Are you looking for a new challenge?  Do you love texture and marking making in your work?

As a long-time acrylic painter, I, too, have that desire to explore and create in a new medium. When I discovered Cold Wax and Oil painting about 3 years ago, I was instantly hooked, but that doesn’t mean it all came easy to me. I understand the hesitation to try something new. I’m here to make your learning a little less intimidating by sharing with you everything I know about this genre, so that you, too, can grow as an artist.

I’m Jodi Ohl, author of ABSTRACTS IN ACRYLIC AND INK and I’d like to invite you to join me for  ABSTRACTS IN COLD WAX AND OIL PAINTING, in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this WORKSHOP, we will discover how to use cold wax with oil paint by creating abstract samplers and full-sized paintings on wood and paper.


Trying something new can be scary, it can also be an investment. But aren’t you worth it? If growth as an artist is a priority, let’s take the mystery out of this medium together.


10/11/19 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Meet and Greet with students, instructor and hosts. Enjoy an evening of light refreshments, conversation and tons of new friends as we launch the beginning of our weekend together.

10/12/19 | 10-5 pm

Session 1

  • Introduction & Demonstrations

  • Warm up exercises

  • Work on Pap

  • Lunch (on your own)

  • Prep Final Project

  • Discussion/Gallery


10/13/19 | 10-5 pm

Session 2

  • Demonstration

  • Building of layers

  • Lunch (On Your Own)

  • Enhancing and finishing details

  • Discussion/Gallery/Final comments



In an effort to ensure students can come to this workshop without a huge investment of new supplies, many tools and assorted supplies will be provided to you as part of our tuition: drawing instruments, cold wax mediums, texture tools, brush cleaners, stencils and more.


  • 1 pad of Arches Oil Paper  

  • 1 glass mason jar with lid (or metal brush cleaner)

  • 1-2 flat scrapers such as catalyst wedge or a meissermeister silicone bowl scraper

  • 1-2 palette knives

  • 1-2 oil brushes (small for details, medium for glazing)

  • 1-2 brayers

  • Paint: 4-6 colors of oil paint (white, black, titanium buff and a few assorted neutral colors will be provided for shared use.) Please add to your palette with colors that can mix well together or palettes you are comfortable working in). If you are new to oil paint, really any brand will work.   Both Dick Blick and Jerry’s Artarama have student versions of paint that are great to start with. If you are traveling with a friend, consider sharing so you have additional colors to work with.

  • Medical gloves that protect against solvents

Attached you will find a full listing of recommended products to use for Cold Wax and Oil painting but again, only the items above are necessary for class. If you have any of these items in your studio and would like to bring them along, feel free!

***Note, we will not be using any turpentine or very strong chemicals in this process, but if you are at all sensitive to fumes, you may want to bring a breathing mask with you. 


Tuition: $455 To register, Click HERE.

*Payment Plans are Available Upon Request. Feel free to contact us with any questions at jodi@jodiohl.com