Dates and time
(To be announced. If interested, please contact me to get on the the list.)
Early signup special – $495.
Never before have I taught the proprietary methods that I use in my oil on copper works – but all that is about to change! The workshop will be for a select group because I want to devote sufficient time and attention to each and every participant. There is a lot to cover, a mix of creative methodologies and technical production knowledge involving copper, isolation layers and patina solutions. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact me as this workshop is now filling. I am excited about finally throwing open the doors to the mindsets, methods and techniques of this truly unique form of artistic expression.
Almost all materials and gear will be supplied in this workshop.
• All copper and preparation/application/varnish/oxidation materials and gear will be provided
• You’ll be asked to bring a few basic oil painting supplies
• Design compositions will be provided (enormous room for variation given the complexities of the process, so your work will be uniquely yours)
• There will be a release saying you understand that if used improperly some materials could be body-unfriendly (I have had no problems)
The mid-day meal each day will be catered (organic vegetarian) so that our creative involvement can be as continuous as possible.
Oxidizing (patina reaction) on copper is an exciting adventure. Much of the image is created using acidic solutions and varnish. Sealing the surface then ‘freezes’ the appearance in time (no more oxidation occurs after that point). Traditional alla prima oil painting finishes the work. Sometimes there is a little paint, sometimes a lot. The buttery richness of oil paint is unparalleled. Sometimes there is the joy of knifing it on bravura style.
Please direct message me here if you’d like to enroll. Looking forward to adventuring with you.
“The ‘Beyond Belief’ workshop was nothing short of life changing for me. My art expanded, my mind was opened to new possibilities, my funny bone was tickled… and most importantly, my soul was fed. It was thrilling! Thank You Richard!”
“Want to do it again. Very freeing experience and loved learning new tools / techniques. So much good energy …it’s been fantastic for me. PRICELESS!”
“…you have an artistic way of expressing yourself through heart with words as well as images and brush.”
“I seriously learned more in five classes with you than I did in a year with another teacher. Outstanding!”
Also see the Classes page for information and description of ongoing classes in Encinitas.