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Introduction to Painting with Cold Wax

NEW DATE TBD, 10am - 4pm, $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 instead you do have some drying time after you're done painting. There are a couple of simple ways to speed up the drying time and I'll go over all of those things in class. I'll also have you 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.

Cancellation and Liability Policies

  • Cancellation at least 14 days before the class date = full refund minus PayPal fees or may change to another class without penalty.
  • Cancellation 14 days or less 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.
  • By registering for this class you agree to assume all responsibility for non-refundable expenses including but not limited to travel and lodging. Travel insurance is encouraged.
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.

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.

Not sure what to expect? View blog entries to see photos from my classes. My private studio is located in NE Portland, Oregon. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@
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