2020 Cold Wax Mixed Media Workshops


I facilitate workshops nation wide throughout Australia

Painting with Cold Wax

Painting with Encaustic Hot Wax

Printmaking - Dry Point; Lino Printing, Collagraphs; Monoprinting and Etching

Cold Wax Workshops 2020 - Registrations Open Now

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1/2/3 May  


Abstract Painting with Cold Wax 

Discover the luscious/seductive rich qualities of cold wax medium, oil paints, pigments and other mixed media  by exploring new techniques to progressively build up layered abstract paintings. The emphasis will be on the basic understanding of supports, tools, materials. composition and techniques. Students will be encouraged to work in a series, and to work on multiple boards/paper substrates. An atmosphere of experimentation will be fostered. There will be demonstrations and informal discussion about allowing the work to gradually unfold in the process of building up/constructing and breaking down/deconstructing layers, and how to edit. Participants will have plenty of time to paint, notes on techniques will be provided and samples of experimental techniques will be completed during this workshop. 

Location: Doonan, Qld Australia (15 minute drive from beautiful Noosa into the hinterlands)


A non refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your place in any of my workshops. Your $ 100.00 deposit is fully refundable if the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient numbers.  Full fee $450.00

Email :  chezartist@gmail.com for further details and information on how to book your place OR  REGISTER AT   http://www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au/adult-workshops.html 

Directions to my studio and additional information will be emailed to each participant upon registration. 


All materials for this workshop are provided. You may wish to purchase extra boards which will be available from my studio.

Printmaking - Lino Prints

 Email :  chezartist@gmail.com for further details and information on how to book your place for this six week course. 


Practicing Artist/Educator for over 30 years


 Karen Fullwood  recommends Cheryl  McGannon's  Workshops -Mixed Media Art.

December 6 at 1:00 PM · 

Just finished a 2 day course with Cheryl and had a fabulous time learning and creating with a new medium. She is so generous with her talent, time and materials... thoroughly recommend.

Rhonda Stokoe recommends  Cheryl McGannon's  Workshops "Thanks Cheryl for introducing me to the wonderful world of cold wax. Loved it! An inspiring location and fabulous tutor." 

Wendy Caitlin - Wonderful results from a very fine teacher 

Cathy Stevenson - It was a great first day... thank you for the excellent tuition 


Merridy Hope King reviewed Cheryl Joy Mixed Media Art — 5 star ·  Fabulous work shop, best I've ever done. Learnt so much & had fun at the same time. 


Amica Whincop Art·  

Holy shiznicks, I've just been christened into the world of encaustic by Cheryl McGannon   in one of her 2 day workshops. She is a master of the medium and had me at the words "blow torch and melted beeswax"!!! I've a long way to go to experiment with this technique and how to incorporate into my work, but am so grateful to have been introduced to it. Cheryl teaches workshops at her oasis of a studio in Doonan and is a highly sought after QLD artist. She is a flamin legend!!! Book yourself in! 

Marg Watt - FANTASTIC workshops if you are contemplating. Just do yourself a favour and learn from Cheryl


More Options for Cold Wax Workshops - 2020


Cold Wax Mixed Media Workshops


If you are interested in a one day 'Cold Wax Mixed Media Taster Introduction'

Call me to arrange a one on one special deal for you.  You will be introduced to a new exciting medium. I will provide all materials, notes, one on one tuition and a delicious lunch. I work from my studios in Doonan, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. 

This is a perfect way to include some creativity during your holiday to Noosa or the Sunshine Coast in general. Great opportunity for teachers to upskill and get that important Professional Development to keep current with contemporary art practices.  

email me: chezartist@gmail.com  for further information

Cold Wax Mixed Media Workshops



Class sizes capped at 8 so please book early.


Kym Barrett and I have teamed up for our annual Advanced Cold Wax Workshop. Further details and bookings at:  http://www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au/adult-workshops.html 


Encaustic Workshps - 2020

Come and play with Hot Wax Mixed Media

  • Three full days of Encaustic Creativity  Full Fee: $500.00 inclusive of all materials with the option of purchasing larger substrates from my studio.

  • You are invited to register your interest in this hands on learning curve.  I will demystify the process of working with this sensual medium and share many of my methods for creating unique painting and collage effects. 

  • I like to keep class sizes small,  this makes for a very personalised learning experience and participants of all skill levels gain from an intimate studio workshop. 

  • We will cover foundation techniques including image transfers, embedding papers, images and objects. You will learn about colour, collage, pan pastel applications, shellac burns and texture methods.

  • I will show you how to make your own wax medium (or you can purchase some from me). We will learn about colour mixing for successful harmony. 

  • Book early and secure your place by paying a $100.00 deposit, don't be disappointed. I provide great notes and my program is ever changing. 
  • email me: chezartist@gmail.com for further details.


  • If you are interested in one day 'Encaustic Taster - Introduction to Encaustic Painting' 

  • Call me (0447013784)  to arrange a one on one special deal  to enjoy personalised tuition for a day.

  • This is a perfect way to include some creativity during your holiday to Noosa or the Sunshine Coast in general.  Great opportunity for teachers to up skill and get that important Professional Development to keep you current with contemporary art practices. 



A deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your place in any of my workshops. Your $100.00 deposit is fully refundable if cancellation  is received 30 days prior to the workshop. If cancellation is a last minute event then your deposit will not be reimbursed, however, you will be offered a place in a future workshop of your choice, your original $100.00 deposit will be used as a credit.  

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These workshops are hands-on, where you will be learning and experiencing these emerging artforms whilst creating your own artworks along the way.

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