Copper Patina Art Workshop
An intensive 3-Day Workshop •
 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DATES – to come
Location: My light, bright Encinitas Highlands studio


In this workshop

I share my proprietary techniques for creating stunning works of art in oil on copper. You’ll be learning how to combine the forces of nature (patina action) with your own creative force, creating images on the surface of pure copper, which is extraordinary element twenty-nine on the periodic chart.

What We’ll Cover

You’ll come away from this workshop with a firm grasp of materials and technical elements, including:

• Copper sheet • Copper foil • Surface preparation • Copper oxidation processes • Patina agents • Lacquer resist • Sealing the copper • Oil paint on copper • Mounting considerations • Health and safety


You’ll be working directly with me in fundamental issues of the creative process, including:

• Developing subject matter • Finding a voice in the copper • Letting go of ‘mistake’ mentality • Opening the door to serendipity • Identifying your best direction • Avoiding pitfalls, seizing opportunities • Recruiting next level – higher forces 

This is a hands-on course. Most materials and equipment supplied. You’ll need to bring or purchase about $20 worth of materials for the course if you don’t already have them.

New for 2024: each day’s demonstration will be video recorded and a link supplied to you for refresher.

Interested? Act now

Small workshop experience and expected to fill quickly, so if interested please don’t delay.

The workshop takes place in my own studio space, a light bright house in Encinitas Highlands within eyeshot of the inspiring Pacific ocean. We’ll break for lunch each day. Bring yours or order in.

Your payment reserves your spot in the workshop. Cancellations less than 3 weeks before the start of the workshop are not refundable. If something comes up and you cannot attend, no refunds or makeups, sorry. However, the workshop space is transferrable.

Come experience the adventure of this popular workshop!

Questions? Prefer to pay by check? Please contact me.

Looking forward,