By Lynne Wintermute

Pacific City artist Lynne Wintermute will lead a three-day workshop on painting with oil and cold wax this February at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts.

“The Magic of Oil and Cold Wax” will run from Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3, with classes from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Students will learn how to combine luminous layers of wax and paint in their abstract and landscape paintings, creating magic colors and tones by digging, scraping and texturing. Several paintings on oil paper will be completed over the course of the workshop.

A native Oregonian, Wintermute received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Linfield College and continued her education at the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) before going on to study in Ireland and England. After college, she worked professionally as a fabric and textile artist which led her to Pendleton Woolen Mills where she spent 12 years in sales and marketing.

Art and sculpture were always a part of Wintermute’s life, but she was unable to devote herself full time until six years ago when she began teaching at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology just north of Lincoln City. She continues to teach at Sitka as well as other cultural centers and galleries in Oregon.

Tuition is $150 plus a $20 materials fee. The workshop is limited to 10 people, with a registration deadline of Friday, Jan. 25. For more information or to register, go to

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