Art + Trip =  February in New Zealand - 2017
Two Workshop Opportunities with 
Artist Rebecca Crowell

   February 12 - 16      February 19 - 23 

 Workshops in Takapuna, New Zealand 

Cullowhee Mountain Arts is delighted to be hosting two workshops in Auckland, NZ, taught by abstract painter Rebecca Crowell, co-author (with Jerry McLaughlin) of the soon to be released book, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations. Rebecca has been teaching about cold wax medium in the US and abroad since 2009, and is widely known for her expertise and innovative techniques. Jerry will be assisting Rebecca in both workshops, providing additional knowledge and information about this exciting medium. 


February 12 - 16 

February 19- 23
 spaces are limited to 12 students in each workshop


About Auckland City and Takapuna, location of the Workshops:

“Auckland City lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.

Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate bodies of water. The central part of the urban area of Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.

Auckland's amazing geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle that's regularly ranked in the world's top ten. In just half an hour you can be almost anywhere: sailing to an island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or wandering a wild, black sand surf beach. Auckland's layout makes it easy to jump quickly from one theme to another.” NZ tourism guide


Abstract Painting with Cold Wax Medium with Rebecca Crowell
Cold wax medium (a paste-like substance mixed with oil paint) offers painters at all levels a wonderful freedom and range of expressive possibilities. In this 5-day workshop, you will explore ways to build up abstract paintings in layers, using cold wax medium and oils, plus other media such as pigment sticks and powdered pigments. Many techniques for working with the visual elements of texture, line, shape, value, color and composition will be demonstrated and practiced in class. Slide presentations will broaden and reinforce your understanding of abstraction. An open, experimental attitude and willingness to engage in intuitive process are keys to getting the most from the overall experience. This workshop is open to all levels of experience with cold wax, from introductory to advanced; your individual needs will be taken into consideration. (We do require that you have some prior painting experience in any medium.) 
Rebecca Crowell / Jerry McLaughlin

The workshops will be held in the Studio of Takapuna Art Supply Store. Owners Jim & Sandy Auckland are the sole distributers of Gamblin paints and supplies, including Gamblin’s high quality Cold Wax Medium.









  • Enrollment is made with a 50% deposit. 
  • Spaces are limited to 12 students per workshop. In order to reserve your spot, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible.
  • Balance Due - Nov. 15, 2016

  • A full refund is made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled or if it is already full at the time of registration. 
  • If the payment was made through paypal, refunds are generally credited within 2 to 3 days. 
  • If the payment was made by check, CMA will send a check back to the purchaser within 10 business days, as long as the original purchase check has cleared. 
  • We are unable to make full refunds if you must withdraw from the trip. However, we will credit you up to 50% of your payment, if you withdraw before November 1, 2016. You may use this credit for any other CMA program or workshop within the calendar year. 
  • We strongly advise that you purchase trip cancellation insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip. Please contact a travel agent or your insurance agent for assistance.