Unlike the short, abbreviated YouTube videos I create, you will find in depth, full length videos in the WLG Library which document the why, how and when as I paint in my studio in several different mediums and discuss the challenges, ideas and ways I problem solve. I’m a perpetual learner and suspect you are as well! In this library you will have access to a year’s worth of critiquing artwork from my WLG Master Class members. Artists with a solid foundation in color and design (ie, who have taken my Powerful Design and Personal Color course or comparable) will greatly benefit as each critique focuses on a different challenge.
Energize your studio practice by exploring new ways of thinking, creating and continually raising the bar by sharpening your ability to understand powerful design and personal color. Discover new and novel ways to solve roadblocks that inevitably appear in every corner of your studio. Materials, methods, techniques, time management – anything and everything related to your studio practice is a great topic for the WLG library and if a video doesn’t exist, I will make one to fill the void. I will work with subscribers to create customized content that helps answer your burning questions and helps you solve your problems. The WLG library features many videos on technique, the logistics of working in different mediums, how to find your personal voice, how to overcome obstacles and so much more!
It is true, “The more you know, the more you will grow”. New videos on a wide variety of topics are added monthly, and as I prepare for my upcoming 2020 solo exhibition (*NOTE: Postponed until June, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic), I will be documenting the many details and “behind the scene” challenges as I pull together a body of work to fill 2500 sq. ft. Video categories currently include: Painting tutorials and tips, Critique, Challenges/Exercises in Color and Design, Interviews with PDPC and WLG artists on important topics, Quick Clips (short videos on a wide variety of topics), and Digital media such as Photoshop and Adobe Capture. More to come!
I want to tell you that since I subscribed to the library in early July, you have been the person I spend most of my days with - and at night I dream of colors, shapes and values.
Although I have painted dozens of pictures in the last two years, I have not found my personal voice yet, but your tutorials and particularly your critiques definitely help me 1) to find out what I like - and why, and 2) to be aware of the 7 elements of design, when I paint. And so I also look at my old paintings with new eyes, and more analytical understanding why they work or don’t.
That, I am sure, will eventually help me to create more complex, but clearer paintings.
Thank you very much for the immense work and commitment you invest to offer us short cuts to achievement.
Beyond access to this amazing Video Library, there will be MONTHLY prize giveaways like GAMBLIN professional Oil paint sets, Ampersand panels, small paintings from my studio and lots of other great stuff (ie like the awesome aprons I brought back home from Oaxaca, Mexico where I taught a workshop!) These giveaways are only for my most loyal WLG-Library subscribers! This is my way of thanking you for subscribing and supporting me so I can continue to create the artwork and video content I love! Winners will be chosen from the current WLG-Library subscribers. Your monthly subscription makes you eligible for the monthly prize giveaways! Wow! Your monthly subscription fee is like buying a raffle ticket for great prizes! :)
"I have really enjoyed being part of WLG because when I finished the PDPC course I still wanted some feedback, contact and a bit of guidance. I am really enjoying WLG and almost feel like I’m taking a graduate course except without the thesis and grades! Thank you for all that you give, you are a great teacher!"
"I learn so much from these calls and continue to be amazed as I listen to the way you analyze a painting"
"I have been a member of the WLG Library for a few short months and I love it! I love it so much that I am also signing up for Powerful Design and Personal Color. I cannot wait to begin this course with Pam. She has such a “laid back, easy way” of teaching and generously shares her knowledge and experience. I am gradually finding my voice and enjoy each step along the way. The WLG Library is wonderful! I have been encouraged to play, explore my creativity and not be afraid to express it. Little gems and gifts accompany the lessons— teaching videos, tutorials and Q&A calls. In the Library, new videos and tutorials keep me busy and I enjoy going back and forth over them. I am 81 years old and just a bit slower than some of the other artists, but that’s okay because in these courses I can go at my own pace. I am thankful to be one of the recipients of Pam’s abundant joy."
Eloise Randolph - Southport, NC
"I love watching you work and I am looking forward to seeing more of your paintings as you prepare for upcoming shows. Thanks for all that you share."
"I went to Edinburgh college of art and got bA Hons in drawing and painting in the late 80s, but I have learnt more through watching your videos than I did in 4 yes there. You have given me practical tools which I have been in need of for a very long time . THANK YOU"
"I feel that my painting has become so much stronger since I began working with you. Thanks Pam for leading me on this journey"
"I cannot recommend the WLG Library enough. It is the perfect resource to build on what you have already learnt in the PDPC course. As Pam details above, there are just so many hours of valuable content available, and I almost feel envious of anyone who still has all these exciting learning opportunities ahead of them!! It really is a deeper exploration into so many different aspects of artmaking, and I personally have really found it has spurred me on and helped me get out of a rut on many occasions. Just one example recently: Glazing! I was completely stuck with some paintings, was ready to gesso them back over white, then I watched a great tutorial on glazing in the WLG Library, tried it out, and suddenly my paintings came back to life and I felt excited again to press on with them. The hours and hours of critiques are excellent for reinforcing the principles taught in PDPC, and to really grasp them based on actual artworks in progress. The artist interviews, Pam’s live painting sessions with running commentaries, and tutorial videos on a huge range of different subjects are a constant source inspiration that I find keeps me “tuned in” to my art practice. And this really is AMAZING value. Elsewhere online this kind of content would set you back hundreds if not thousands of dollars. So it really is a unique offer and opportunity. And the other great thing is that the library is growing all the time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to any of you looking for ongoing mentorship and inspiration as you progress in your art!"
"I am finding WLG very valuable, it keeps my head in the painting process. I think it is invaluable information that I can absorb and hopefully apply when I get back to work. Repetition of concepts, and your thought process is helpful for me."
Suzan Scribner Reed
"I like the enthusiasm you convey, Pam, and the effort that goes into this membership. I appreciate it all."
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.