Exploring oils & cold wax - 2 day workshop in Coverack, Cornwall: 16 & 17 April 2024


Product Description

I am really excited to be returning to Cornwall in 2024 to run a number of workshops using oils and cold wax. I had such a wonderful time in this beautiful village in April 2022 and 2023, and the groups who attended my workshops produced some amazing work. 

We had a lovely few days painting and socialising, making new friends and exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall so if you fancy joining me then I have the following workshops to offer, this 2-day exploring oils and cold wax workshop and a 3-day advanced oils and cold wax.

What will be covered?

In this experimental 2-day course in Coverack, Cornwall you will be guided step by step on the methods for building up paintings in layers, using cold wax, oil paints and pure pigments. The workshop will also look at mark making and will explore different ways to create textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques. 

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

  • Introduction to using cold wax medium with oils
  • Introduction to the tools
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Using transparent and opaque colours
  • Creating textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Incorporating pigments and other loose powders into your work
  • Blending techniques
  • Understanding drying times
  • Building layers of colour
  • Solvent reduction techniques
  • Pigment sticks and oil bars
  • Using glazes



Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 17 April 2024, from 10 am until 4 pm with an hour for lunch.


Do I have the experience?

Whether you are a professional artist or haven’t picked up a paint brush since school, absolutely no experience of painting or of working in oils needed. Just come prepared to have fun and to experiment.


What shall I bring with me?

All materials and use of tools are covered in the price of the workshop. Wear some old clothes or bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.


Where is the workshop being held?

This workshop will be held at Lambeage Hall in the beautiful village of Coverack, South West Cornwall. The hall is situated right on the coast and has some of the most fantastic views and is also within walking distance of the local pub for our post workshop debriefs!

In 2022 and 2023 we had people travel from across the UK to attend the workshop and made a holiday of it. There is plenty of accommodation in the village and surrounding area including a campsite above the village.

Travelling to Coverack

There are train services to Penzance, Cornwall and an extensive network of bus services with frequent connections from Penzance.

If you are travelling by car there is a car park as you come into the village which is about 10 minutes walk to Lambeage Hall.

The hall itself only has disabled parking available and accessibility to the isn't great as there is a set of steps to go down to get to the hall.


I’m hooked… what other workshops can I do?

Once you have attended this workshop you can progress to the Advanced oil and cold wax 3-day workshop which is held the following week where you will be shown advanced techniques as well as work on creating a series of paintings.  

The legal stuff

The cost of the workshop includes a £50 non-refundable booking fee.

Refunds can be requested up to one month before the workshop and will be processed (minus the booking fee) within 14 days.

If I find that I cannot run the course as scheduled because of COVID or similar crazy world stuff then I will look to reschedule but will also offer you the option to refund your booking payment.