Creating in Oil on Copper

An intensive 3-Day Workshop •
 (Includes catered lunch)
Location: Encinitas, CA Studio

Time flies!

It’s been a year and a half since I’ve offered a workshop in oil on copper. Many of you have been asking… thanks for your patience. Now finally, here it is – my last workshop of 2019, in which I will share proprietary techniques for creating stunning works of art on copper. You’ll be learning how to combine the forces of nature (patina on copper) with your own creative force, through oil painting directly on and into the patinated metal surface.

What We’ll Cover

You’ll come away from this workshop with a firm grasp of material 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 • 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.

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. Lunch is catered – so that we can keep up momentum – with tasty, healthful food each day.

Your payment reserves your spot in the workshop. Cancellations less than 2 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 may be transferrable.


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    Or mail check to:  Richard Hawk • PO Box 235152 • Encinitas, CA 92023

    Looking forward!