Cold Wax and Oils for Beginners! RECORDED Zoom Workshop with Pamela Caughey

Video Recordings/PDF Documents from my LIVE Zoom Workshop, Jan 15-17, 2021

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DESCRIPTION: In this recorded online workshop you will find the complete video recordings from Pamela Caughey's LIVE CWM/Oil Zoom workshop conducted Jan 15-17, 2021 from her Montana studio - almost 8 HOURS of instruction!

Here is what is included:

PDF handouts to accompany instruction

In this recorded Cold Wax/Oil Beginner's Worshop, I cover:

Studio Setup: Materials, equipment, safety and disposal

CWM/Oil “how tos”: Proportions, solvents, mediums

Color mixing – I will demonstrate the true magic of color mixing to achieve ENDLESS variations of colors – transforming colors you don’t like into colors you DO!

Technique: Brayers, silicone tools, drippy paint, monoprint, masking, RF pigment sticks, dry mark making, collage, glazing, etc).

[*Special attention is given to “which techniques to use when: (with accompanying PDF handout). This information is KEY in having success with the techniques you use.]

Dos and Don’ts to ensure a strong painting surface.

Q&A occurs at appointed times on all three days.


"Thank you for putting together this comprehensive course on Cold Wax and Oils for Beginners. I feel I now have an excellent foundation with which to move ahead and explore this exciting medium.

I especially appreciated and admired your generosity and patience. You were generous with your knowledge and presented it with clear, precise and detailed descriptions. And, you patiently and thoroughly covered each question so all could understand down to the last detail. Your positive energy and caring make you an excellent teacher. I admire all you have done putting your valuable knowledge together in a package to make it easier for us to learn in an efficient way. My sincere thanks!"

Claudia Knous

"Your CW/Oil Workshop was outstanding. You were very organized and thoroughly explained the why’s and how’s of CW/Oil paintings. While I have been using this painting technique for a few months, I learned so much. Thank you for taking the time to prepare for and teach such a comprehensive Workshop."

Jan Lattin

"This workshop was an amazing learning experience. Your clarity in explaining the technical aspects of using cold wax gave me the confidence to jump in. I am so grateful to be able to go back to the videos to remind me of all your precious tips. Thank you for offering so much information from your many years of knowledge. You are saving me so much precious time that would have been wasted trying to figure technical skills on my own."

Mary Ellis

Frequently Asked Questions

When does access to the Video Recordings start and finish?
You have LIFETIME, 24/7 access to these recordings.
Is there a Facebook group where I may meet other students who have taken this course?
Yes! I have a public facebook page for those who have attended my workshops. You may post your work and get to know others who have taken workshops from me. Access is given once you are enrolled in this course.
Do you have a supply/materials list?
Yes! Inside this curriculum, you will be provided with a Material/Supply list along with links on where to find these items. I encourage you to review the course first, "quickly", to get a lay of the land - and then purchase items you are most interested in. Since you have LIFETIME access, you may then go through the course more slowly, stop, start and review the course at your own pace. You can paint along with me1
Do you offer feedback on my work?
Since this is a beginner cwm/oil course in technique, I do not directly critique or interact with students as this is an independent study, self-directed and self-paced recorded workshop. For those students who wish to have access to LIVE critiques and a community of advanced level artists, you may apply to my Master Class by clicking here:
How many hours of instruction are included in this online course?
There are almost 8 full hours of content geared for the artist who is new to cold wax and oil painting - really everything you need to know to get off to an awesome start!

Your Instructor

Pamela Caughey
Pamela Caughey

Pamela Caughey grew up in Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UW-Madison in 1983. After moving with her family to Hamilton, MT in 1986, she began her serious study of art, and in 2010 received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Montana School of Art. She works in many media, with special interest in cold wax/oil, encaustic, mixed media and acrylic. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums and public buildings nationally and internationally and her work appears in the newly published book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversations”. After teaching foundations courses at the University of Montana, Bitterroot College, Montana, she is now a full time studio artist and teaches workshops from her Hamilton, Montana studio, within the US and abroad.

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