16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 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.
Book creative workshop with artist Paula Dunn. Learn to paint landscapes with oil and cold wax. Image shows a collage of three pictures of an artist working on a painting, a box of tubes of oil paint, and a close up of a roller going over a canvas.

Atmospheric Landscapes Oil and Cold Wax Painting Workshop



Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Paula Dunn

Age: 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

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event. Please check your junk or spam if you have not received this.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. This includes if the attendee receives a positive Covid test or instruction to isolate.

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.


Please note that we have policies in place to keep staff, workshop providers and workshop attendees safe. We continually monitor current government guidance for updates with regards to Covid-19 and ensure our workshops comply with that guidance, our current policy can be viewed here.

It is expected that participants follow legislation relating to household and support bubble mixing relevant to the date the workshop is delivered.