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  • Instructor:  Melinda Cootsona
  • Dates:  September 25-26, 2020
  • Materials:  Listed on Registration Page
  • Cost – $349

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In this two-day workshop, Melinda will demonstrate numerous techniques using this exciting medium that is rapidly gaining popularity with oil painters.  In addition to speeding up drying time, Cold Wax brings an element of the unexpected to the painting process which is ideal for artists yearning to work more abstractly and intuitively. Known for her abstract figurative work, Melinda will include some focus on the figure, however all subject matter is welcome in this class.  Students will leave with many new techniques and concepts to explore in their own work.


Students who participate in both the “Stay in the Play” workshop and the Cold Wax workshop, will be able to further develop their paintings as well as learn new techniques.

***This course is for oil painters. Students should have a working knowledge of oil paint. Cold Wax and Solvent will be provided. A $20 material fee will be collected at the workshop.


Workshop Schedule:


Friday, Day 1:

  • 9:30 – 4:00 - Workshop
    • We will break for lunch.  There are many wonderful eateries within walking distance.  I hope to have us all eat together at least one of the three days!


Saturday, Day 2:

  • 9:30 – 4:00 - Workshop
    • We will break for lunch halfway through.

Registration is Open!

September 25-26, 2020


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Melinda Cootsona is a figurative painter in Northern California. Greatly influenced by the Bay Area artistic tradition, her paintings focus on the strength of the female figure. The paintings are created with layers of oil paint, applied and then scraped away revealing figures that fill the canvas in varying poses of contemplation or reflection in abstracted surroundings. Whether in a soft or harsh surrounding, the strength of the female figure is primary.

Melinda has been included in exhibitions at the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Triton Museum in California, The San Francisco Art Market, The Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon, and Art Basel Miami, as well as many group and solo shows throughout the U.S.

Cootsona received her BA from the California College of the Arts. Her work can be found in collections in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China.

Studio Information:


Studio Location:

Class will be live via ZOOM from Angus' personal studio.


Workshop Policies: Due to limited class size, payment is non-refundable, but is transferable ONLY if the workshop sells out. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will offer your spot to a person on the wait list. If someone on the wait list is able to take your spot, we will reimburse you your tuition, minus a $75 admin fee for handling the replacement.  If you are unable to attend the workshop, and the workshop has not sold out with a wait list, we will not be able to refund your purchase.


Cancellations: If the event does not reach the minimum number of participants, workshop may be cancelled. In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. If this is to happen, all purchased workshops will be reimbursed to students in full.  


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