ABSTRACTS IN COLDWAX AND OIL FAQS
Q: Do you have to paint in Oil paint in this class? I don't like/can't tolerate oil paint/don't want to invest.
A: While you may find some of the techniques useful when painting in acrylics, the class really will focus on using cold wax medium with oil paints. You may find other abstract classes more appealing if you can't use oil paints.
Q: How long will this class be accessible?
A: All of our classes at Creative Workshops have unlimited access once you purchase your class. As long as Creative Workshops exists, you will have access to the class. Some of our classes are approaching their 10-year anniversary!
Q: Are the videos downloadable?
A: At this time, they are available via streaming on our password protected website.
Q: I'm new to oil and abstract painting. I'm not sure if I will be able to keep up with the lessons.
A: We are confidant if you make time in your week for a couple of hours (suggest 2-4 min) each week over the course of 6-8 weeks, you will find it easy to keep up with the lessons. You can really work at your own pace and take as long as you like to finish the lessons, so if it takes longer than the suggested track, that is fine, too!
Q: I'm a little nervous about investing in a lot of new products and tools. Approximately how much will the supplies cost?
A: If you have absolutely no supplies at all (oil paint, cold wax medium, wood or oil paper to work on, mark making tools), then this class will be an investment for you. Quite honestly, no matter what type of art you decide to delve into (or hobby for that matter), your initial investment can be rather pricey. A great suggestion is to get the basic supplies and limit your paint color palette in the beginning and use tools around the house, dollar store, or barter with friends for anything else you may need to get started. We will use wood and Oil paper to work on. You can easily cut your own wood or MDF board rather than buy pre-made panels/cradled board. Paint: I do believe you get what you pay for in paint colors, but for the most part, Dick Blick and Jerry's Artarama both have store brand oil paints that are great to learn with. Save your money for the "bling" colors that are hard to achieve on your own. Purchase the better brands in your favorite colors.
Q: Will the instructor be available to answer questions during the entire duration of the course?
A: Yes, we will have a private Facebook Group that will be our dedicated forum for Q&A. The first 8 weeks of the course are usually the busiest and when the instructor will be around frequently along with host 2 Facebook Live events for the students. Thereafter, if you have a question, please tag the instructor and your questions will be answered asap. Typical work week in M-F 8am-5pm EST and on the weekends by chance, unless traveling.
Q: What if I don't enjoy Cold Wax Painting. Are refunds available?
A: Once class opens, no refunds will be available.
Q: When will the supply list be available?
A: Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the workshop opening.
Q: When will the class launch?
A: Tentative open date: 9/17/18. All class invitations will go out the morning of the class launching and should be in your inbox by noon CST. Please check your spam if you do not receive your invite from: Jodi Ohl, Gail Schmidt, or Creative Workshops in that time frame. You can contact us if you do not receive your invitation thereafter via our contact form on Creative Workshops.