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Abstract painting with cold wax medium

5 day workshop


An atmosphere of experimentation and communication will be fostered as you gradually develop your work through the processes of building layers, reduction techniques, and collage via demonstrations and informal discussions.


This information-packed hands-on workshop will include many aspects of cold wax painting. The workshop is designed for all levels and those wishing to expand their creative repertoire.  If you are currently working with acrylics, watercolour, encaustic paints, oil paints or just wanting to try something new, then this is the workshop for you.


Cheryl McGannon is a highly skilled instructor. Cheryl will guide you through this five-day intensive, creative workshop. You will have fun while being introduced to new techniques that will enhance your current art practice. Plenty of time will be available to paint, take notes and experiment with new techniques. There will be presentations on abstraction and design. This workshop could take your artwork to the next level!


What also makes this workshop very special is that it will allow you to take advantage of being in Barcelona, one of the most artistic, cultural and beautiful cities in the world. You will be inspired each day by visiting some of the many great galleries and museums, as well as visiting some of the famous Gaudi’s architecture buildings. Maria Fernandez will be your guide. As an example, she will take you to see some of the Catalan Masters like Picasso, Miro, Tapies, and visit some of the contemporary art museums like the MACBA and the latest jewel in town, the Museum of Catalan contemporary art Can Framis. Visits to these exciting cultural venues are included as at no extra charge.


To complete this special experience, we will organise a farewell evening with an exhibition at Studio 42 Gallery where all participants will be able to showcase their selected artwork produced during the workshop.



Venue:  Studio 42 Art and Design

Carrer Lope De Vega 42 Barcelona, Spain


25-29 September 2019

10am – 4pm each day

Workshop Fees and Registration

Full fees for a 5 day workshop: 800€. A deposit of 150€ by 15 June 2019 is required to secure your place


Early Bird Registration before 15th June with full payment of 700€ (100€ discount)

All payment via PayPal or Bank Transfer

A follow up email will confirm your registration when payment is completed.

Enrolments will be limited. We therefore encourage you to register as soon as possible. Workshop deposits are fully refundable less a cancellation fee of 50€ per person up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop starting date.  Final payment is due in full by 25th August, 4 weeks before the workshop start date, and in case of cancellation by the participant, is non-refundable. If for any reason, a workshop must be cancelled, you will be notified, and your full deposit and tuition will be refunded in full.


What is included in the workshop?

  • Some materials including high quality paper, cold wax medium, solvents, specific tools for cold wax medium like spatulas, squeegees, brayers, and some oil paint and pigments

  • 5 morning teas

  • Tours to three Museums and Galleries (after workshop hours)


What should the participants bring to the workshop?

  • Students should only bring their apron, some of their favourite oil paints and a notebook and pen/pencil.

  • An expectation to have a very rewarding and fun experience!

Accommodation nearby Studio 42

Studio 42 is located 300m away from Poblenou Metro Station. These are some of the recommended hostels, hotels and apartments located less than 1Km from the studio at Carrer Lope de Vega 42 Barcelona. Prices are per night.

Let us know if you would like to share accommodation with other workshop participants in a bigger apartment and we will help you find something available at lower prices.


Amistat Beach Hostel Barcelona - from  21€ pp


No Limit Hostel Graffiti - from 13€ pp


Twentytú Hostel - 24€ pp


Unite Hostel Barcelona - 22pp




Barcelona Playa – from 67€ double


Intersailclub Luxury Boat Hotel - 97€ single, Bunk bed 117€ 

Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, managed by Meliá **** - 134€ double bedroom




Barcelona City Apartment  - 105€ double


Feelathome Poblenou Beach - 120€ double


Sallés Hotel Pere IV **** - 141€ double


Travelodge Barcelona Poblenou - 124€ double or twin


Ibis Barcelona Plaza Glòries 22 - 118€ double


Hotel & Spa Villa Olimpica Suites **** - 115€ double


Poblenou B&B - 128€ double or twin


Bbarcelona Poblenou Beach Flats - 119€ (2 double bedrooms)


72€ double Own bathroom + Room - Stunning city views

​40€ single Cosy room next to Glories! I BC


78€ double Cozy private room for 2 next to the beach!

44€ double Nice & Cheap DB close to the beach

37€ double in luxury attic

79€ Double Barceloneta luxury flat

69€ Double Room1 - Guest say : is a dream in Barcelona oblenou%2C%20Barcelona%2C%20Spain&adults=1&check_in=2019-05-17&check_out=2019-05-18&guests=1&source_impression_id=p3_1557732506_mVrPXt7tnDf79bKM&s=S19dhwMt

64€ Single

89€ Double Very big house with terrace!!

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