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Introduction to Encaustic & Collage

Sunday, June 27, 2021. 10 am - 4 pm, $225
Location: Portland, Oregon
All levels welcome

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 work with or you can just create by using the beautiful wax paint. If you have favorite rubber stamps, feel free to bring them or use some of mine. I'll show you some fun ways to use them with the wax!

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. Space is limited to 6 students so classes fill quickly.

NOTE: If the date you want is listed below then there is still room in that class.

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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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