Pam's Painting WORKSHOPS

Live & Online

2022 Scheduled LIVE Zoom workshops:

Pamela Caughey Cold Wax Powerful Design and Personal Color” LIVE workshop:

January 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022 - CANCELLED due to Omicron Variant

Pamela Caughey Cold Wax LIVE in person Workshops:

Powerful Design and Personal Color in CWM/Oil:  Jan 21-24th 2022 (FULL) - CANCELLED due to Omicron Variant

MASTER CLASS in CWM/Oil: January 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022 (FULL) Cancelled due to Omicron Variant

Please contact:

The Encaustic
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080


Bonny Leibowitz

[email protected]


Beginner - Cold Wax and Oil Painting ($55) (SOLD OUT)

Jan 15, 1-3pm MST (Painting/Instruction/Demos)

Jan 16, 1-3pm MST (Painting/Instruction/Demos)

Jan 17, 1-2pm MST (Q&A)

Acrylic/Mixed Media - TIPS and Techniques (Hosted by Pocosin Arts, School of Fine Craft, Columbia, NC)

LIVE Zoom Workshop, March 6 and March 13, 2-4pm MST, $125 (30 students) SOLD OUT

Cold Wax/Oil - Beginners - Tips, Techniques and Best Practices (Hosted by Pocosin Arts, School of Fine Craft, Columbia, NC)

LIVE Zoom Workshop, APRIL 10 and 17th, 4-6pm EST, 2021, $125SOLD OUT

Please email please email [email protected]


PAINTING WITH FIRE ($199 through April 30, 2021, then price goes up to $249): Encaustic Master Class with 26 world class encasutic instructors. One new video each week, starting April 30th, 2021, with LIFETIME access! Use MY Affiliate link and get my FREE Encaustic Mini course which begins March 1, 2021 - I will show you how to make your own encaustic medium, encaustic paints, set up your studio, and provide a comprehensive PDF with all the suppliers I use to set up my studio. You must use my affiliate link, which redirects to "Painting With Fire" to sign up for the Master Class first for $199. As long as you use my link, I will then email you within 24-48 hours with information about the mini-course.

Powerful Design/Personal Color in Cold Wax and Oils:

Vienna, Austria


Please email [email protected]

2020-2021 Workshop Schedule (Note: all 2020 workshops have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 Pandemic).

The Visionary Projects: Vienna, AustriaJuly 15-18, 2020. This workshop will prove to be a once in a lifetime experience for me as I've never been to Vienna, Austria! There are only 10 spots available and some have filled. If you are a PDPC artist, you will receive special perks (email me at [email protected] for more info, or check out the description on either the PDPC or WLG FB page!) I am so looking forward to meeting each artist in this wonderful venue!

Due to the Pandemic, this workshop has unfortunately been postponed until 2021.

Islandwood Art Escape: Bainbridge Island, Aug 12-16, 2020. Please join me in this heavenly artist retreat expertly orchestrated by Kathie Vezzani (! There are 14 positions open and this may be one of the very few US locations I teach a LIVE course in 2020 due to a solo exhibition in June-August at the Univ of Idaho School of Art and Architecture which I am currently preparing for! I hope to meet you there to dive into Powerful Design and Personal Color - any 2D medium is welcome, but I will be doing demos in Cold Wax/Oil. (Full; waiting list only)

Due to the Pandemic, this workshop has unfortunately been cancelled.

New Zealand - 2020 (I'm very sorry, but due to the corona virus, all three of these workshops have been canceled) (GlenOrchy, Oct 9-17, 2020) (Wanaka, South Island, NZ, Oct 18-22, 2020) (Takapuna, North Island, NZ Oct 27-31, 2020) If interested in more information, please email: Kathie Vezzani, ([email protected]) as she is organizing the New Zealand workshops! Put "Pamela Caughey New Zealand interest" in the subject line.

2019 WORKSHOP Schedule

(Note: I will be doing fewer live workshops in 2019 so I can launch online courses and a possible membership group - STAY TUNED! To stay connected and be informed of new online classes and events, please be sure to join ART and SUCCESS! You can join by clicking my FREE Videos and Tutorials block on the home page - just CLICK HERE)

January 17-21, Miami, FL:
Visionary Projects is hosting my Powerful Design/Personal Color Workshop on an exclusive island in the heart of the city. A five minute Uber ride to anything you need. With a beautiful house, private outdoor space, bright light and ample room - and a free day to peruse galleries and museums. Both class and waiting list FULL.

March 28-31, Mineral Point, WI: Shake Rag Alley is hosting my Powerful Design and Personal Color Workshop in Cold Wax/Oil in the lovely, quaint small town of Mineral Point. I have been honored to teach here several times in the past and consider this one of the most beautiful and well equipped studios to work in! FULL, waiting list only.

August 21-24, New York City, NY:
Visionary Projects is hosting my Powerful Design/Personal Color Workshop! CLICK HERE for more info and to register! Spots will fill quickly.

September 13-16, Richardson, TX:
Powerful Design/Personal Color, 214-405-5993. (Full) Please contact Bonny Leibowitz to be added to the waiting list.

October 18-26, 2019, Oaxaca CityMEXICO (pronounced, "WAHAKA")BELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES - "Culture" + "Life Experiences" + "Food" , Oct 18-26, 2019; contact Kathie Vezzani for more information. WAIT LIST only.

Mentorship, Private and Semi-Private Studio Instruction

Due to the Pandemic, all studio instruction is currently postponed.

If you are interested in private or semi-private *studio instruction/mentoring/consulting, please check out just some of the options listed here and please contact me at [email protected] with "INQUIRY" in the subject line. If you don't see an exact fit, let's arrange a phone conversation to determine your goals and see what kind of customized instruction we can put together for your specific needs!


*On July 31, 2016, our home and my four studios burned to the ground. We had 45 minutes to leave our home and although we thought we might return, by the time we were allowed back after four days of continuous burning, there was literally nothing but ashes left. Fortunately, I had insurance which allowed me to temporarily rent my current studio, and many artists here and across the country generously donated art supplies and support, so very much appreciated. It took nearly 6 months to resupply every pencil, ruler, paper towel and the four mediums I work in, but now that it is finished, I want to share this space by teaching here.

This 2800 sq ft studio has excellent ceiling ventilation throughout, daylight corrected fluorescent lighting, large wooden walls to hang cradled panels or large sheets of paper, and GFCI (Ground Force Circuit Interruptor) outlets to prevent overloading electrical circuits while painting with encaustic or encaustic monotype. My studio is also equipped with a Roland Pro Box (32x44in) for encaustic monotypes. There is a nice back area with a large table for having our lunches, with a sink and refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and Forman grill.


The nearest airport to my studio is the Missoula, Montana airport. The studio is located at 1436 S. 1st street in Hamilton, MT.

(*PLAN 1-3 Prices listed below are effective 2019)

a la carte

Individual consultation/mentoring/consulting/instruction by phone or in my Hamilton, MT studio, $150/hour

(To set up a time, please contact me at [email protected] with "INQUIRY" in the subject line)

PLAN 1 – 6 month mentorship by phone (or in person if you are local) - $1600 (not available at this time)

2 scheduled meetings/month (by phone or in person; approx 1+ hour/call @ $125/call)
Customized/targeted plan of action
(If by phone, screen sharing through

(Please email me your images 3 days before our scheduled call so I have time to look at them!)

(*Full Payment due upon scheduling. Please fill out the form below to arrange dates)

PLAN 2 – Private 2 days in my Studio - $1800

2 days making art in my Hamilton, MT state of the art studio!
Explore medium(s) of your choice (encaustic, encaustic monotype, acrylic/mixed media, cold wax/oil).


Not includedLodging, Transportation, meals.

(To set up a time, please contact me at [email protected] with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)

PLAN 3 – Private 3 days in my Hamilton, MT Studio - $2700

3 days making art in my studio!
Explore medium(s) of your choice (encaustic, encaustic monotype, acrylic/mixed media, cold wax/oil).


Not included: Lodging, Transportation, meals.

(To set up a time, please contact me at [email protected] with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)


If you would like me to visit your area (group, private or semi-private instruction), please fill out the form below and specify this in the comment box. It may be feasible for me to come do a workshop in your area, but the most important thing is to have an adequate venue in mind! If you already know of a light filled, spacious venue which supports art workshops, please mention that as well in the comment box, along with the main contact person if possible.

(To set up a time, please contact me at [email protected] with "INQUIRY" in the subject line to discuss a visit!)


The time I spent with Pam was a gift from above. I felt such a good connection with an an amazing artist. She has mastered the art of communication – and is not afraid to share; she wants to help artists open their creativity.

This experience was a warm welcome into my life- she opened her studio – shared her materials, knowledge, guidance and I experienced such joy – two artists together. She helped to open my heart to offer my creativity to people and now people want to buy my art but I tell them “not for sale-yet!” She has opened a path for me; her teaching is limitless and opens more possibilities."

“What seems impossible is just the beginning of endless possibilities. Maria Trujillo, Sand Point, ID

I just finished a fabulous class with Pam Caughey, an 'Oil and Wax Workshop - Dynamic Color and Powerful Design'. I have never had an instructor that was more prepared for a class or that went into detail about making your work better through the fundamental elements of design and value. This is invaluable information that applies to any medium and something I have never been exposed to with any of my other instructors. This is information that I can now apply to any art making I do. Pam was also very generous in offering constructive advice and encouragement. I would love to take another class from Pam. She has a wealth of information to share. Deborah Campbell, Newcastle, WA


I took Pam Caughey's workshop, "Powerful Design and Personal Color," in June, 2016 with a small group of artists at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. Although I've had success over the years as a self-taught artist, I wanted to strengthen design elements and value clarity in my work. Pam's workshop was transformational! Her superb presentations, clear demonstrations and one-on-one guidance allowed each of us--regardless of prior art education and exhibit history---to really see what was missing in our paintings. Pam identified key questions related to design elements for us to ask ourselves as we moved through different stages of our work. She generously shared tips and insights from her own journey as an artist, and her teaching style created a supportive environment for risk-taking. I experienced so much creative growth over the course of four days! I do not doubt that her lessons will serve me well far into the future. I highly recommend this gifted teacher's classes to any artist. ---Cynthia J. Lee, La Grange Park, IL

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the best class I have ever taken!! You are an exceptional communicator and teacher with the rare ability to teach to everyone with varying degrees of ability. I got so much from your class. I am working on a commission for a gallery here in town. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed doing this because of your class. What don't I have? What don't I have?? rung through my head. Masking, percentages of values, getting myself unstuck using your techniques all combined made this piece happen. And I wanted to thank you for that! I enjoyed it. It wasn't like giving birth!! (well sort of - but in a good way. Lol) I have a new level of confidence which I am feeling in my work and I know will shine through. Please know that your skill and king words have touched my heart and work. ---Sue Jachimiec, Richmond, VA

Pam's oil & wax workshop was transforming in so many ways! Her class is a perfect mix of demonstrations, hands-on painting and constructive, valuable critique. She is clear and straight forward (and fun!) in her teachings about design, color and techniques. Pam also has an exceptional ability to create a joyful and exploratory learning environment, pushing each student in new ways of thinking and looking at imagery. An amazing four days of learning that will greatly impact my paintings for the rest of my life! --Lauren Thuli, Dodgeville, WI

Pam is an inspiring workshop leader, combining her skills as artist, teacher, observer, critic and cheerleader to help others take their art to a new level. She's insightful and analytical while also creative and passionate. Throughout, Pam shares new ideas, techniques and approaches and then allows participants to experiment and explore. I left my first workshop inspired and enthused about my art and the possibilities that await.
--Mark Witzling, Maryland Heights, MO



2018 Workshop Schedule

Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Cullowhee Mountain Arts Exciting cold wax/oil workshop in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand in 2018 (Feb 11-15)! If you would like more information, please contact Cullowhee Mountain Arts Coordinator, Norma Hendrix. The workshop will be held in the same building as a well stocked art supply store with everything you need! ALL levels welcome! The deadline to register is December 15, 2017 but please don't wait. Class is filling fast!

Snow Hill, Maryland, Cullowhee Mountain Arts - Beginner through Advanced, Cold Wax/Oil, April 11-15, 2018 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER.

Western Carolina University, North CarolinaCullowhee Mountain Arts - Master Class in Cold Wax/Oil, June 18-22, 2018. Full.

San Miguel de Allende, MEXICOBELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES - "Culture" + "Life Experiences" + "Food" , Oct 18-26, 2019; contact Kathie Vezzani for more information.


SHAKE RAG ALLEY, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Master Class in Cold Wax/Oil, October 16-19; 8 available spots. (Full; please email me if interested in a future Master class)

SHAKE RAG ALLEY, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Master Class in Cold Wax/Oil, October 5 - 8; 8 spots by invitation (Full; please email me if interested in a future Master class)

Pleasant View Grange #164, Boulder, CO; Cold Wax/Oil Color: Powerful Design and Personal Color, Sept 20-23, 2017; 12 available spots. For more information or to sign up, please email our workshop coordinator, Susan Stanton. Full, waiting list only.

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ARTS, Lake Logan Retreat Center, Canton, North Carolina; Cold Wax/Oil Color: Powerful Design and Personal Color, August 15-18.

SHAKE RAG ALLEY, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Cold Wax/Oil Color: Powerful Design and Personal Color, June 8 - 11; 8 spots by invitation (Full)

Your Instructor

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.

Pamela Caughey

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