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Introduction to Painting with Cold Wax

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 10 - 4, $225
Location: Portland, Oregon

After working with encaustic (hot wax) for many years I started working with cold wax and found it to be very versatile. Traditionally cold wax, which is a soft paste of beeswax with a little solvent, is mixed with oil paint and applied to a panel with a variety of tools. It can be used for other purposes too including as a sealing coat for paintings created in oil or acrylic. (Yes, it's compatible with acrylic!)

It has a fascinating look all its own, and layering properties that are somewhat similar to encaustic. You can build up layers and scrape them back to reveal what's underneath, and you can even include collage and drawing transfers in these paintings.

As the name implies, you don't heat it but there is some significant drying time after you're done painting. There are a couple of simple ways to speed up the drying process and I'll go over a couple of them in class. We'll also work on both panel and paper so you get a feel for both options.

All supplies will be provided. Most students will leave class with 1-2 finished projects.

Confirmation, directions to my studio and additional information will be emailed to each student upon registration. Space is limited to 5 students so classes fill quickly.

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If you have trouble registering online please contact me at (503) 348-9139 or waxx@lindarobertsonarts.com. Classes must be paid for in full by cash, check or credit card prior to the class to confirm your spot. When your payment is received you will be emailed a confirmation notice, additional information about the classes and a map to my studio in NE Portland.

Please note: I am fully vaccinated! Class will be held in my private studio in NE Portland and will be held following CDC COVID-19 protocols. To keep everyone safer, everyone who enters my studio must show proof of vaccination, and cannot participate in classes until two weeks after their final shot.

Following the recently updated mandates, masks will not be required and 2 artists will share a 6 foot table and one hotplate just like we used to. There may be up to 5 students in each class. I look forward to welcoming you back into my studio!





Cancellation and Liability Policies

  • Cancellation 14 days before the class date = full refund or may change to another class.
  • Cancellation less than 14 days before the class date = full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee ONLY if the space is filled by another paying student.
  • No show = no refund.
If the workshop is canceled by the instructor, you will receive a full refund. If another instructor must be substituted for Linda Robertson due to illness or emergency you will have the option to attend the class with the substitute instructor or cancel/reschedule without penalty.

By registering for this class you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the class, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Should any injuries occur during or as a result of participation in any class or workshop, the registered student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Linda Robertson and all employees, instructors and volunteers connected with Linda Robertson Arts.













Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@lindarobertsonarts.com
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