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Everything Cold Wax Medium

Cold Wax Academy was started to help artists just starting or those who are quite experienced discover the incredible qualities cold wax and oils have to offer

Rebecca Crowell // Co-Founder, Cold Wax Academy

Memberships

Three membership level opportunities for learning more about Cold Wax Medium and how to use it in your own work. Monthly and annual options now available.

Cold Wax Book

The first and only comprehensive award-winning book of its kind. It provides artists and collectors with everything they need to know about this exciting and versatile medium.

Starter Kit

The Starter Kit is delivered directly to you in one box & contains everything you need to get started creating with cold wax. We have personally selected the products included in this kit.

Tools

Quality tools that are just right for your way of painting. We consider them essential for beautiful results. SP CREATE Cold Wax Tools meet the specific needs of artists using cold wax medium.

MEET
JERRY & REBECCA

Dedicated To Creativity, Inspiration, & Teaching

Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin are professional artists with over 50 years of combined painting experience. They founded Squeegee Press in 2015 then SP CREATE in 2018 to offer books, videos, tools, and workshops for artists interested in cold wax.

So they could offer even more to artists everywhere, in 2020 they combined all their business ventures into one, called:

COLD WAX ACADEMY

Our vision is that artists will find Cold Wax Academy a reliable, comprehensive resource and a refreshing place to discover new ideas and techniques for contemporary art. We welcome all artists, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Cold Wax Academy is a place to grow your skills and confidence, get questions answered, and meet other artists.

Jerry McLaughlin // Co-Founder, Cold Wax Academy

Jerry Mclaughlin and Rebecca Cowell Founders of Cold Wax Academy

Say Hello To Jerry

Jerry McLaughlin

Jerry McLaughlin has been a working visual artist for twenty years and exhibits at galleries throughout the US. An expert in all things cold wax, he focuses his major energies on painting, teaching, and writing. Trained as a pediatric intensive care physician, he also holds a certificate in adult education from the University of Washington. Jerry is extremely passionate about teaching. His strength lies in identifying and addressing his students’ individual needs. Jerry also has an active artist mentoring practice.

His strong, minimalist work is in collections around the world. Jerry and his husband, Mike, live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with their dog Bert. 

Say Hello To Rebecca

Rebecca Crowell

Rebecca Crowell, MFA, is an abstract artist known for rich, complex surfaces created with cold wax medium and oil paint. Her work is included in hundreds of art collections–private, public, and corporate, including several large public commissions.  She exhibits regularly in fine art galleries across the country.

Crowell travels extensively in the US and internationally for teaching and artist residencies, and these experiences have significant impact on her work. The rugged coastal areas of County Mayo, Ireland have been particularly important; she returns annually to Ballinglen Arts Foundation to teach and paint. When not traveling, Crowell divides her time between homes she shares with her husband Don in rural Wisconsin and a restored adobe in the dramatic landscape of northern NM.

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Cold Wax Academy

Support Team

Administrative Support / Customer Care

Mary Shaw

Mary has worked as a visual artist for over 25 years. She has supported the arts community through her previous work as Programs and Exhibitions Manager at Arts Benicia. Her background in program management includes organizing artist workshops, website development, newsletter publishing, marketing, and customer service. She also manages regular figure drawing sessions and teaches drawing. Mary also has a small business, Shawtecs, through which she curates and installs art exhibitions.

Mary has a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a figurative artist and frequently casts her subjects in the context of literary, political, and historical references. She lives with her musician husband Andy and their two cats in Benicia, CA.

The book seems to touch on every question or problem that one may have related to working with CWM. It’s a wonderful resource to have at your fingertips.

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It is full of carefully explained advice about processes, techniques and resources and covers a very wide variety of approaches to the subject. It is also very inspiring!
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Whether you are new to this medium or experienced and need fresh ideas, this is an easy to follow, excellent and highly thorough resource.
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In my eye it is a wonderful book, it had me captured from the moment I opened it, with all the educational chapters, the beautiful illustrations and elegant layout I strongly recommend this book!
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Tools

Quality tools that are just right for your way of painting. We consider them essential for beautiful results. SP CREATE Cold Wax Tools meet the specific needs of artists using cold wax medium.

Stream Content

FULL Members gain access to our 28-part High-Definition video that packs in all the demonstrations, techniques, and topics Jerry & Rebecca present in their 5-day workshops taught worldwide.

Cold Wax Book

The first and only comprehensive award-winning book of its kind. It provides artists and collectors with everything they need to know about this exciting and versatile medium.

Gift Cards

Is there anything more perfect for that special artist in your life? Choose your gift card amount at checkout, and send a unique gift that will be loved. (And, it never expires!)