Creative adventures with extraordinary people

pamela caughey

Powerful Design & 
Personal Color
using Oil and Cold Wax

in Vienna, Austria

July 14-19, 2020


Very Limited Spaces


The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "Powerful Design & Dynamic Color using Oil and Cold Wax" travel workshop with international artist Pamela Caughey in Vienna, Austria.

Join Pamela in this special workshop for artists working with cold wax medium and oils who have a basic understanding of how to create texture and layers in this medium, but want to explore the next step - how to create a powerful composition using dynamic color and powerful design. Each student will be encouraged to express their personal voice through a better understanding of what they love most in their art. Students will learn how to mix and apply a wide range of color, grays, and glazes differing in value, temperature and saturation through fun and explorative exercises. Through demonstrations, presentations, and working one on one, each student will learn how to strengthen their compositions by understanding what makes strong design. Students will create both small studies and larger works to explore key concepts. With this information, each student will be able to approach a painting at any stage of development and understand the “when” and “how” to pull their paintings together to a satisfying conclusion. We will also discuss the importance of an experimental approach and risk taking during the creative process. The majority of workshop time will be devoted to painting, with helpful demos and presentations to better understand key concepts presented. There will also be time for individual critique and discussion of each student’s personal artistic goals and progress.


(images below are from previous workshops)




Workshop Hours / 9:30am-4:30pm
Organic Breakfast, coffee, drinks & snacks provided
Break for lunch

Workshop Day 1
Wednesday, July 15
The Course Introduction

Introduction & Presentation of Cold Wax/Oil Techniques, Supports, Tools
Working in a series on Arches Oil paper
Getting Started - PLAY!
You will be working on 16 limited palette paintings
Explore high contrast in your work
Limited Palette Demonstrations - what are they, why use them, and how to mix them to maximum benefit

Workshop DayS 2,3,4
Thursday, July 16 - Saturday July 18

The Abstract Expressive Process
TechniquE & Practice

These next 3 workshop days will be full scheduled work days: 10am - 5pm.
There is a 1 hour lunch break around 12pm.
Everything bulleted below will be organized & completed throughout the workshop.

What is Powerful Design & Personal Color?
Learning from the Masters! Powerful Design/Personal Color and what makes their work compelling.
Understanding the importance of value, shape and properties of color
Glazing, Masking, Composition,"magic" harmony grays
Discussion/Problem Solving Demonstrations
Developing Your Personal Voice
How to Finish your Painting: Finesse/Subtleties/Editing/Restraint
Key Principles and Concepts to make your work Better, Stronger!
Question & Answer Session and 1:1 mentoring throughout the workshop
How to present your work
Review, Critique, Cleanup

All photos below taken from our past 4-day workshops

IMportant Info

July 14-19, 2020
4 Full Workshop Days
Tuesday - Sunday

If flying from oversees: please depart (latest) Monday, July 13th, 2020

Hotel Check in: Tuesday, July 14 / 3:00pm
Hotel Check out: Sunday, July 19 / 11:00am
5 Hotel Nights

If you wish to extend your hotel nights, please notify us in your official registration submission. We will not be able to accommodate your request if not notified right away.

If you wish to register without a hotel needed, note this and we will deduct the hotel cost from the total workshop value.

Exact studio address & hotel booking information will be given privately in email.
A group texting chat will be created to keep everyone together.


5 nights private room in a 4 star hotel
All workshop fees
Breakfast each workshop day
Daily workshop supplies available


Early Bird | Before October 31st


After October 31st


Terms & Policies
If we have not responded to your request within 24 hours,
please email

The Studio

Vienna, Wien 1050, Austria

Your Hotel

Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the studio
(hotel information given privately)



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.

  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit, 50% deposits are non-refundable. If you made a deposit in the full amount 90 days before the event, you are eligible in receiving 50% of it returned.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.