16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm

Join artist Paula Dunn for a Atmospheric Landscapes Painting Workshop at The Biscuit Factory. Learn how to create impressive landscape paintings of your own using a variety of techniques.

Atmospheric Landscapes Painting Workshop // Sunday 6 September


Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Paula Dunn

Suitable for ages 18+


Join artist Paula Dunn for an informal 1-day workshop on creating expressive landscapes using oil paints and cold wax medium. Cold wax is used at room temperature, without heat, and when combined with oil paints it can be used to produce depth and atmosphere to both abstract and landscape work.

In this experimental course you will be creating wet-on-wet, quick, dynamic paintings which are malleable from start to finish. Paula will share with you her techniques for creating atmospheric landscapes and dramatic skies with transparent colours and blending techniques using brayers, palette knives and brushes.
You will be working on paper specifically designed for painting with oils and will work towards completing a couple of small paintings by the end of the workshop.

The workshop will include information about techniques, as well as demonstrations and plenty of time for practice. 

Knowledge areas

  • Introduction to using cold wax medium with oils
  • Introduction to the tools
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Using transparent and opaque colours
  • Creating textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Incorporating pigments and other loose powders into your work
  • Blending techniques

Skill Level

Designed for all levels of painting experience.

Recommended to wear and apron or old clothes. 


Paula Dunn

Paula is a landscape painter who works with oils, glazes and cold wax. Her work ranges from large scale landscapes on stretched canvas to small works on paper. Paula paints in response to places she has walked and explored: Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Lake District and Yorkshire where she currently lives.

Paula's work is very much influenced by light, colours and textures; she experiments with techniques such as impasto, mark making and developing layers with glazes and cold wax infused with dry pigments.

Further information

A discount voucher for use in The Factory Kitchen café will be provided for all workshop participants.

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund.