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Encaustic Monotypes and Paper Lanterns

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm, $200 (SOLD OUT)
Location: Portland, Oregon

Many people think working in encaustic offers instant gratification and that creating encaustic monotypes finally makes that dream a reality. And it does...sort of. These one-of-a-kind wax prints are made quickly and reward the spontaneous child in all of us, but you need to know a few techniques to control your wax and get the look you want. During this class I'll show you all of my tips to help make that happen.

In this process you paint directly on the hot palette and press paper onto the painting to pick up a unique print. What you end up with is a painting on paper with a very thin layer of wax and a very different look from anything you would paint directly onto paper or panel.

We'll start out with 5" x 7" prints, then everyone will get some time on my professional R&F palette to make larger prints as well. I'll also discuss how you can easily create monotypes at home using your pancake griddle and an inexpensive printing plate. You'll make lots of little prints that can be used as finished art, original cards or to warm up to work on larger paintings. You can also use your favorite prints to make a beautiful paper lanterns, ready to be illuminated with a votive candle.

All wax, brushes, basic tools and other materials will be provided for you and most students leave class with at least ten 5" x 7" prints and several larger ones. Once you get the hang of it these can be made very quickly.

If you have any favorite rubber stamps or stencils you may find new uses for them in this class. 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.

If you have trouble registering online please contact me at (503) 348-9139 or waxx@ 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.

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, The Hive, is located in SE Portland, Oregon. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@
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