About the Teaching Artist

Rose Marie Prins’ mixed-media paintings and sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums, cultural centers and galleries throughout the United States, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Jonson Gallery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida; the Gulf Coast Museum in Largo, Florida; the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe; the Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art in New Orleans; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, New Jersey; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar and at Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France; the Erector Square Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut; the Bridge Street Gallery in Big Fork Montana; the Courtyard Gallery in Alameda, California; the Merlin Gallery in San Francisco; the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles and the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa.


Photo Credit: Bette Steinmuller

Class Description

In this two-day workshop students will explore cold wax painting incorporating a variety of media, both traditional and nontraditional. Participants will experiment with collage elements and found objects in two-dimensional and bas relief cold wax paintings.

Day one will start with introductions and continue with a brief, fun, group warmup exercise relating to color theory. We’ll continue with demos and discussion on cold wax painting techniques before starting our cold wax paintings with individual guidance; incorporating elements from the morning’s warmup project. Day two will start with a recap of what we’ve learned and complete our cold wax and mixed media projects. Our weekend ends with a friendly and constructive critique.


This class will be held indoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque. 1114 7th St NW 87102


Saturday April 27th :10a – 5p
Sunday April 28th: 10a – 5p
* There will be a 45 minutes lunch break


Adults (18 and up) only. Suitable for beginners, practicing artists, and Educators.

What to Bring

Strathmore or Arches oil painting paper, 9” x 12” 10 pack. Available from Artisan ABQ or Jerry’s Artarama https://www.jerrysartarama.com/paper/acrylic-and-oil-painting-paper/strathmore-400-series-oil-painting-paper-pads-and-sheets
1 cradled panel, approximately 10” x 10” add 1 coat of gesso, let it dry, add a 2nd coat of gesso 25 hours before the workshop
Old photographs or photocopies of old photographs and other memorabilia
Paintings and drawings that you’ve done in the past that are unresolved or unfinished(your art rejects)
Small, “precious junk” items you may like to include in your project: such as beads, old costume jewelry, broken toys
Ribbon, decorative paper, fabric scraps, lace, yarn, string and wire scraps—as available
Oil paints* or water soluble oils**Colors I recommend: Titanium white; Zinc white; Cadmium yellow, pale and medium; Cadmium red, light; Alizarin crimson; Ultramarine blue; Thalo blue; Yellow ochre; Burnt sienna; Burnt umber; Thalo green, Mars black. If you don’t already have a selection of oil paints, just bring whatever you have plus titanium white, mars black, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, and cadmium red.
If you have regular oil paints: Odorless turpentine or Odorless mineral spirits*
Oil pastels— if you have them
Oil paint sticks— if you have them
4 oz container of Dorland’s or Gamblin cold wax medium, available at Artisan’s ABQ
Pencils (H, plus 4B or 6B)
Matt knife or Exacto knife
Old credit cards
Bowl scraper or catalyst wedge —if available
Inexpensive silicone brushes (variety of sizes, including large)
Painter’s tape or masking tape, 1/2” wide
Pressed, dried flowers (optional)
1 roll paper towels
Baby wipes
Drawing board–if you have one
Portable easel–if you have one
Palette paper
Palette knife
Latex gloves
Black Micron pen 005.
Other materials of your choice that you want to experiment with

How Much

Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
$100 $125 $150


Covid Policies

  • If you are feeling ill do not come to this class
  • Masks are optional and encouraged indoors


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ruby Rodriguez at ruby@harwoodartcenter.org


Refund Policy

Class Fee refunds will be issued on a case by case basis and requests must be emailed to Ruby (ruby@harwoodartcenter.org) at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students request to withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.