16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Mixed Media Portraits Workshop

Mixed Media Portraits Workshop


Date: Saturday 29 October

Time: 3 hr workshop (Morning or afternoon sessions available - see available times above)

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Dan Cimmermann

Age: Suitable for ages 15+



Join artist Dan Cimmermann for an informal 3 hour mixed media portrait session where participants will produce 2 or more portraits exploring different artistic styles and using different media to achieve different results.

Skill Level

Designed for all levels of experience.

Recommended to wear and apron or old clothes.

Dan Cimmermann

Dan has been working as an artist for the past 10 years and has twice been selected for exhibition for the prestigious BP Portrait Award. His paintings are built up using several layers of paint, starting with washes in inks and glaze medium and building up to impasto oil paint applied with a palette knife. He draws inspiration from the interesting surfaces on peeling, crumbling walls in cities, particularly in Italy, where many stripped back layers of paint and plaster reveal a sense of history and act as a reminder of faded memories. He is inspired by urban walls covered with fragments of torn posters, graffiti and advertisements.

His work can be seen in the gallery as well as on and in The Biscuit Factory where Dan has completed 2 specially commissioned murals. 


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.