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Encaustic Pet Portraits/Encaustic & Collage

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm, $200 (SOLD OUT)
Location: Portland, Oregon

This is a new twist on my introductory to Encaustic & Collage class, with a very loose interpretation of pet portraits as our theme. I've even included a much younger me dressed in a bunny suit, and I'm definitely cheating with the hawk! Of course you can create a different type of collage if prefer.

If you decide to play along, you can immortalize your furry best friend using encaustic and other media with one of your own photographs. Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting, with paint made from pure pigment mixed with wax and resin. The mixture is applied hot, then reheated to fuse the layers together.

No painting or drawing experience is necessary for this one day beginning encaustic painting & collage class. You can collage with wax instead of glue to incorporate thin papers, pastels and dried plants once you get used to working with the wax. We will use techniques involving collage, painting, and layering using wax in an assortment of vivid colors. You'll learn how to lay down the wax without air bubbles and get a smooth finish.

Don't worry if you haven't tried anything like this before, the medium is very forgiving. I'll have lots of collage materials available for you to play with or you can stick with just using the paint. You can work in any style you choose.

All supplies will be provided. Topics will include: a brief history of encaustic, controlling your paint, adding paper, using natural materials, safety issues and home set up. Most students leave class with 2 - 3 finished projects.

Confirmation, directions to my studio and additional information will be emailed to each student upon registration.
Cancellation and Liability Policies

  • Cancellation at least 14 days before the class date = full refund 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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