Advanced oil & cold wax

Building on existing knowledge this 3-day workshop will focus on developing advanced techniques such as solvent pours, glazes, blending as well as covering technical aspects relating to tools, surfaces, colour, values, textures, shapes and composition. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to make your own cold wax and transfer papers.

The workshop will include information about techniques as well as demonstrations and plenty of time for practice.

Knowledge areas

  • Understand how to make cold wax medium
  • Introduction to different surfaces / supports
  • Understanding drying times
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Building layers of colour
  • Using transparent and opaque colours
  • Exploring colour, value and contrast
  • Creating textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Creating expressive marks
  • Solvent reduction techniques
  • Solvent pours
  • Incorporating pigments and other loose powders into your work
  • Introduction to pigment sticks and oil bars
  • Using glazes to create veils of colour
  • Masking and stencilling techniques
  • Transfer techniques
  • Learn how to make transfer papers
  • Blending techniques
  • Design principles and problem-solving compositions


Skill Level

This 3-day workshop is for participants who have previously worked with cold wax or have attended one of my 1-day or 2-day workshops.


    Workshop dates

    All 2022 workshops in Yorkshire, Newcastle and Cornwall have now been scheduled. There is plenty to choose from whether you want to visit me at my studio based at the Craft house in Yorkshire or fancy combining a holiday in Cornwall with a bit of creativity. Head on over to my workshop listings to find one that suits you.