Oils & cold wax masterclass - 4 day workshop in Coverack, Cornwall: 3-6 April 2025


Product Description

I am really excited to be returning to Cornwall in 2025 to run a number of workshops using oils and cold wax. I have had such a wonderful time in this beautiful village over the last few years and the groups who attended my workshops produced some amazing work. We have had some lovely times painting and socialising, making new friends and exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall.

What will be covered?

Building on your existing knowledge this workshop in Coverack, Cornwall will focus on using advanced techniques such as solvent pours, glazes, blending as well as covering technical aspects relating to tools, surfaces, colour, values, textures, shapes, and composition.

Over the four days we will focus on creating a triptych on boards which we will prepare during the workshop. Working intuitively, and allowing our work to evolve, we will experiment with colour mixing using a limited palette, glazes and transparent tints.

The workshop will include information about techniques, as well as demonstrations but more importantly there will be time for dedicated and focused painting and individual support.

  • Using transparent and opaque colours to create depth and atmosphere.
  • Creating transparent tints and glazes.
  • Using glazes to harmonise a painting.
  • Colour mixing, working with a limited palette, and harmonising your palette.
  • Building rich layers of texture, patterns, marks, and colour to form rich, complex foundations to your paintings.
  • Solvent reduction techniques and solvent pours.
  • Masking, stencilling and transfer techniques.
  • Incorporating pigments and loose powders such as marble dust into your work.
  • Incorporating pigment sticks and oil bars and other drawing mediums.
  • Experimenting with embedding materials.
  • Problem-solving compositions by exploring colour, value, contrast, and shapes.
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Working on a triptych: three 30 x 30 cm boards

Is this the right course for me?

This workshop has been designed for people who have previously attended an advanced oil and cold wax workshop and / or are ready to work on a larger scale (30 x 90 cm). You will be challenged to move away from your go-to colour palette and to experiment with a range of techniques to incorporate into your own practice.

If you have not previously attended an advanced oil and cold wax workshop, please contact me in advance before booking.



Thursday 3 April to Sunday 6 April 2025, from 10 am until 4 pm with an hour for lunch.


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 note that some of the materials used during the workshop are not vegan. This includes the paper used throughout the workshop which unfortunately cannot be substituted for another product.


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!

Over the last three years we have had people travel from across the UK and beyond 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.


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.

There are occasions where workshops do not achieve enough bookings to allow them to viably proceed. In these instances, I will notify you at least 30 days prior to the scheduled workshop. I will either:

a) issue a refund or

b) with your permission, transfer your booking to a rescheduled date/workshop.

The only circumstances under which I would seek to cancel / reschedule your workshop within 14 days' notice would be those outside of my control, for example ill health.

Please note that I cannot guarantee that any workshop will proceed, so any travel plans or associated costs are not my or Paula Dunn Artist Ltd's responsibility in the instance where a workshop is cancelled or rescheduled. I would suggest you consider taking out travel insurance.