Encaustic Workshops

Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep, and translucent, with a glow that seems to emanate from within.

I offer a wide variety of beginning and intermediate workshops throughout the year in my private studio in Portland, Oregon.


Encaustic Workshops in Portland, Oregon

Wax Week: Photo Encaustic & Texture
Tues-Sat, July 21-25, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
All levels welcome

Give yourself dedicated time to explore your creative photography! Surrounded by other artists in a professional studio, you'll finally be able to bring together your ideas and techniques to create work unique to your vision.

We'll combine encaustic with photography while focusing on hand coloring your personal photographs with encaustic paint and other media. We'll also enhance your paintings using collage, and add depth to your work by building up texture as you discover your own unique combination of these creative processes. Learn more here



Colorful Wax Scrolls
Saturday, August 1, 2020 (almost full)
All levels welcome

Join me to create multiple panels of paper and wax that are thin enough for natural light to penetrate, filling your space with energy and movement.

We'll add color with a variety of materials both before and after we wax, and we'll also add a simple hanger so your scroll ready to hang when you get home. All levels welcome. Learn more and register here



Beautiful Backgrounds
Saturday, August 8, 2020 (almost full)
All levels welcome

It's tough to start a great painting from a blank panel, so why not give yourself a head start? In this class you'll work with intuitive painting techniques including layering gesso and paint for a rustic, weathered look as well as flinging your favorite inks and paints to get a spontaneous start! Learn more and register here

Introduction to Encaustic Painting & Texture
Saturday, August 15, 2020 (almost full)
All levels welcome

In this easy introduction to working with wax, you'll learn how to lay down the wax without air bubbles and get a smooth finish, as well as how to carve into your wax layers.

I'll have lots of materials available for you to play with, and you can work in any style of painting you choose. Learn more and register here



Wax Week: Creating Expressive Landscapes
Tues - Sat, September 8 - 12, 2020 (NEW!)
All levels welcome

In this intensive 5-day workshop we'll paint landscapes that are special to us while exploring how to better capture the sense of the place, rather than just what it may look like.

We will focus on encaustic and mixed media painting but will also incorporate travel sketching, stream of consciousness writing, and some exciting collaborative exercises with your fellow artists to create expressive landscapes that represent much more than an idealized postcard version of a place. Learn more and register here


Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@ lindarobertsonarts.com
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