Jacqueline Sullivan - Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts

This class is part of Legacies III.

John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

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Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts

Jacqueline Sullivan

2-Day Workshop

Beginner – Advanced

Lettering • Design • Painting


Students will build multiple layers with Cold Wax and Oil paint. The wax and paint will be brushed, smeared and spread into a pleasing composition of layered, translucent color. Once the layers are completed, Calligraphic marks and patterns will be created with various tools. A transfer technique for duplicating words will integrate as a collage element that will be “layered” within the layers of a cold wax painting. Supply Kit cost includes shipping within the contiguous United States.


Supply Kit available for $45 – Includes shipping within the contiguous United States.

Supply kit contains:

Van Gogh Oil Paints – 6 color starter set

2 oz Gamsol (Solvent)

Metal Palette Knife

Ampersand Gesso Boards

2 – 5” x 7”

2 – 8” x 10”

8 sheets 9” x 12” Van Gogh Oil Paper


In addition to supply kit you will need:

  • Gloves
  • Paper Towels (S817)
  • 4 oz tube Van Gogh Oil Paint – (titanium white)
  • 16 oz can Gamblin Cold Wax
  • Princeton Catalyst Mini Blade Flat #1
  • Old Calligraphic Work for collage
  • Old Gift Cards or Hotel Keys
  • Scissors to cut gift cards
  • Stencils and/or punchinella or produce bags or other items for textures
  • Small spray bottle (S836)
  • Favorite Broad Edged nibs and other writing tools (N02) (N04) (N09) (N207)
  • Favorite Black Ink (I70) (I28) (I24-2)
  • Layout Paper to letter on (takes ink well) (P32) (P09-50)
  • Tissue paper
  • Cheap card stock 8.5 x 11, 3 – 5 sheets
  • Removable glue stick
  • Favorite short quotes or words
  • Scrap Paper (3 – 5 sheets)
  • Palette Paper (must have for mixing colors) (P365)
  • Mark Making tools – color shapers, shish kabob sticks, etc.
  • Must have access to b & w printer/copier that can handle thin card stock
  • Asian Papers or other thin items for collage
  • Metallic Powders (I139) (I139-S)
  • Marabu Art Crayons
  • Princeton Catalyst tools (other than the one specified)
  • Oil Pastels – inexpensive set
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Color Shapers (BR61)