Introduction to Oil and Cold Wax - 2 day workshop at Coverack, Cornwall: 26-27 April 2022


Product Description

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 the different ways to create textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques.

You will work towards completing a number of small paintings by the end of the workshop.

No experience of painting or of working in oils is needed. Just come prepared to have fun, to experiment and be inspired by that gorgeous view on our doorstep.


What we will cover

  • Introduction to using cold wax medium with oils
  • Introduction to the tools
  • Understanding drying times
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Building layers of colour
  • 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


Skill Level

Designed for all levels of painting experience. No experience of painting or working in oils needed.



Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 27 April 2022, from 10 am until 4 pm with an hour for lunch.



This workshop will be held at Lambeage Hall in the beautiful village of Coverack, South West Cornwall.


What to bring with you

Wear some old clothes or bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes. Tools and materials are all included. Please bring a packed lunch with you.



Refreshments available through the day. Herbal teas, tea and coffee as well as a selection of fruit and biscuits. Please bring a packed lunch with you or make arrangements to pick something up in the village.


Waiting list

A waiting list will be running once this course is full. If you wish to be added to the list please email me and as soon as a place becomes available I will be in contact.


The legal stuff

Refunds can be requested up to 14 days before the workshop and after that it is a 50% refund. If I find that I cannot run the course on the scheduled day 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.