pamela caughey

Powerful Design & Personal Color
using Oil and Cold Wax

January 16-22nd, 2019

currently full
We are only take Inquiries for her New York City Workshop


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 Miami Beach.

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)


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Please arrive in Miami on Wednesday, January 16th 
and depart on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Day 1: Thursday, January 17th
Course Intro & Presentation

  • 9:30am: Introduction & Presentation of Cold Wax/Oil Techniques, Supports, Tools

  • Working in a series on Arches Oil paper

  • Getting Started - PLAY!

  • Beginning a series of 4 paintings in Black & White

  • Aim for Differences in your work

  • Limited Palette Demonstrations - what are they, why use them, and how to mix them to maximum benefit

  • 4:30pm End

DayS 2,3,4: Friday 18th - Sunday 20th
The Abstract Expressive Process
Technique & Presentation

These next 3 workshop days will be full scheduled work days: 9am - 5pm.
There is a 1 hour lunch break around 12pm.
Everything bulleted below will be organized & completed throughout the workshop.

  • 9:30am Daily Start Time

  • 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

  • Review & Critique

  • Cleanup

  • 4:30pm End

Day 5 - Monday
Free Day

The studio will be open from 9am-12pm
Feel free to either spend the day around Miami Beach, work on your own projects for 4 extra hours in the studio, or do both!

miami beach

17-21st January, 2019
Thursday - Monday

4 FULL Workshop Days
1 Free day
+ 6 Nights



All workshop tuition and fee's
Private studio location / workstation
Most needed art supplies available in studio
All private car transfers during the workshop
All Breakfasts & Lunches during workshop days
Extra studio hours on free day

(your flight into Miami is on Wednesday, January 16th)
Thursday, January 17th - Workshop Day 1
Friday, January 18th - Workshop Day 2
Saturday, January 19th - Workshop Day 3
Sunday, January 20th - Workshop Day 4
Monday - January 21st - Workshop Day 5
(your flight leaving Miami is on January 22nd or later)


Airfare, some dinners, airport transfer

EXTRA - Please read

Once the workshop is filled, you will be invited into a private Facebook Group to meet everyone participating beforehand. This is where a lot of information about the workshop will be shared and we can coordinate what will be happening throughout your time in Miami.

the studio


250 NW 23rd Street Loft 310



  • 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 (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.

  • 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.