Waxing Poetic: Cold Wax & Oil Painting

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Waxing Poetic: Cold Wax & Oil Painting with Lori Roll

May 1 – 2, 2024 | Thursday & Friday| 11 am – 4 pm

  • Experience Level: All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Medium: Mixed Mediums including oil paints, cold wax.
  • Registration: Each student must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Materials List: Click the Materials List tab above for a list of materials/supplies students need to bring with them.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio

We will explore the expressive nature of oil paint mixed with cold wax medium to create layers, textures, mark making and personal expressions.  Work can be abstract or representational.

Lori will provide all paint, wax medium and multi-media supplies and reference materials – there is a $40 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day.  Students may bring additional supplies if they wish. Click on the Materials List tab above for more complete information.

After the introduction and demonstration, students will have plenty of time to explore and paint!  On day-two we will come back to our work with fresh perspectives to edit or create new work. An understanding of design and color mixing is helpful and creative problem solving is encouraged. This dynamic class is limited to 12 participants to allow for one-on-one attention.  At the end of each day we will share our experiences and pieces with the class.

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Lori Roll

Lori Roll

Lori currently works in cold wax and oil, encaustic, acrylic, and collage sketchbooks. She sells her work at galleries in Oklahoma, Arizona, Maine, Texas and private events. She also teaches in numerous arts centers and locations in the country. She became interested in encaustic and cold wax due to the rich history, fluidity and textural possibilities of these mediums which are gaining popularity in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to continuing self study, Lori has studied with accomplished artists Pamela Caughey, Karen Stamper, Julie Snidle and Catherine Trapani.

Students bring:

  • Arches Oil Paper 12”x16” pad or any size gessoed painting panel, and a roll of painter’s tape.
  • There is a $40 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day, so please bring cash or check.
  • Wear old clothes or an apron.
  • Please bring your lunch.

Supplies provided by Lori for the $40 fee:

  • Gamblin oil paints and R&F Oil Pigment Sticks
  • Selection of Charcoal and graphite pencils
  • Oil pastels, wax crayons, inks and markers
  • Freezer paper for paint palettes
  • Rubber scrapers, spatulas and brayers
  • Stencils, art papers
  • Mark making tools and palette knives
  • Gloves
  • Baby oil, baby wipes and paper towels for clean-up

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before April 1, 2025. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after April 1, 2025.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.