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Cold Wax Academy

Membership Levels

COMMUNITY

Membership
$ 0 Free Forever
  • unlimited access to our online community group where we will invite artists to post work, ask questions, get and give advice, and offer their thoughts, experience, and encouragement.
  • Cold Wax Academy’s trusted team, Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, will post videos, links to helpful information, and comment to help foster learning, growth, and community.
  • exclusive discounts on tools, books, and other CWA resources
  • periodic live Q&A
  • periodic drawings for free books, tools, and other CWA merchandise

CORE

Membership
$ 159 Annual
  • part of our quarterly online learning academy. Each quarter we will cover three essential topics through 10-12 weekly live sessions (LIVES)
  • LIVE educational content (technical material, techniques, artistic development)
  • LIVE guest speakers and panel discussions
  • LIVE critiques of member work
  • LIVE focused Q&A
  • automatically part of our exclusive ONLINE CLASSROOM where Artists are invited to post work, ask questions, get and give advice, and offer their thoughts, experience, and encouragement. Jerry and Rebecca will weigh in regularly.
  • priority response to technical and artistic inquiries
  • first notification and registration for CWA in-person workshops
  • exclusive discount offers
  • monthly giveaways that will include gift cards, tools, starter kits, membership upgrades, mentoring sessions, and CWA merchandise
$14.99 Trial!

FULL

Membership
$ 359 Annual
  • part of our quarterly online learning academy. Each quarter we will cover three essential topics through 10-12 weekly live sessions (LIVES)
  • LIVE educational content (technical material, techniques, artistic development)
  • LIVE guest speakers and panel discussions
  • LIVE critiques of member work
  • LIVE focused Q&A
  • automatically part of our exclusive ONLINE CLASSROOM where Artists are invited to post work, ask questions, get and give advice, and offer their thoughts, experience, and encouragement. Jerry and Rebecca will weigh in regularly.
  • priority response to technical and artistic inquiries
  • first notification and registration for CWA in-person workshops
  • exclusive discount offers
  • monthly giveaways that will include gift cards, tools, starter kits, membership upgrades, mentoring sessions, and CWA merchandise
  • exclusive streaming access to the Cold Wax Video Workshop
  • Jerry’s 12 Essential Lessons
  • 6 Mentoring Messages
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FULL Membership Details

This level offers the most opportunity for learning and growth. In addition to all the advantages of the Core Membership, Full Members will have exclusive streaming access to lessons, mentoring, and Rebecca and Jerry’s highly praised Cold Wax Video Workshop, with nearly seven hours of content.

Full Members have exclusive access to Jerry’s 12 Essential Lessons:

Bad Habits

Jerry reviews over 20 bad habits that impede artistic growth and discusses ways to overcome them.

Lesson 1

Ergonomics and Thoughtful Work

Make sure your time in the studio is comfortable, productive, and educational.

Lesson 2

Using Your Brayer

Achieve both dramatic and subtle surfaces with your brayer.

Lesson 3

Using Your Squeegee

Get the most out of your squeegee.

Lesson 4

Using Your Palette Knife

Create interesting surfaces and edges with your palette knife.

Lesson 5

Combining Your Tools

Discover unique and beautiful surface effects and textures by combining your tools.

Lesson 6

Texture

Developing and purposeful use of texture.

Lesson 7

Keeping Color Interesting

Create and use color effectively.

Lesson 8

Whites, Grays, and Blacks

How Jerry creates the beautiful neutral colors in his work.

Lesson 9

Edges, Borders, and Boundaries

Keeping a painting unified by attending to these three areas.

Lesson 10

The Importance of Pervasive Contrast

Tending to contrast in shape, color, line, texture, and value will bring your work to the next level.

Lesson 11

The Importance of Practice

Focused practice will help your art grow at an accelerated pace…stop spinning your wheels.

Lesson 11
5/5

“These 12 lessons helped me in areas I didn’t even know I was struggling. I feel so much more confident when I paint! Thank you!” – Janet S.

Jerry McLaughlin introduces his 12 Essential Lessons

5/5

“Even though I had taken several workshops, within minutes, I learned something that helped me with a painting I was working
on.”  – Swasan A

Jerry shares how he mixes his beautiful, deep grays in Essential Lesson 9: Whites, Blacks & Grays

Jerry shares how he mixes his beautiful, deep grays in Essential Lesson 9: Whites, Blacks & Grays

Full Members have exclusive access to 6 Mentoring Messages: ‘addressing the inner aspects of making art’

1. The ‘Gap’ – keeping perspective and avoiding frustration
2. Going Deeper in Your Work – choosing, committing, and overcoming negative selftalk
3. Setting Limits – to promote learning and creativity
4. Intentionality – the importance of a visual vocabulary
5. Going Deeper in Your Work (Part 2) – working in series
6. Daily Domino – grow your art practice

Jerry and Rebecca Cold Wax Academy

Full Members have exclusive streaming access to the Cold Wax Video Workshop: everything that is taught in a 5 day workshop and more!

Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell take their highly respected teaching practice beyond the classroom with this 29-part High-Definition (HD) video that packs in all the demonstrations, techniques, and topics they present in the 5-day workshops they teach around the world. Over a year in the making, it was filmed and edited by a professional team of videographers and is nearly 7 hours long!

5/5

“I just finished watching the videos for the first time. My goodness, they are wonderful!!! Congratulations on this amazing work. Thank you for creating these videos, for your hard work, for your passion.” – Barbara

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CORE Membership Details

This is where learning begins. Core Members are part of our quarterly online learning academy. Each quarter we will cover three essential topics through 10-12 weekly live sessions (LIVES). LIVES include a rotating schedule of:

• educational content (technical material, techniques, artistic development)
• guest speakers and panel discussions
• critiques of member work
• focused Q&A

Core Members can join the live sessions or watch the recorded version. At the end of each session we will offer artists focused exercises and challenges to encourage deeper learning and growth. Core Members are automatically part of our exclusive Online Classroom.

Artists are invited to post work, ask questions, get and give advice, and offer their thoughts, experience, and encouragement. Jerry and Rebecca will weigh in regularly.

Rebecca demonstrates a painting from beginning to end, showing how she creates her subtle beautiful shapes and layering.

Jerry and Rebecca Cold Wax Academy
Jerry and Rebecca Cold Wax Academy
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“After looking all over the internet for the best teachers, you are it.” – Darcy G

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