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Wax Week: Extreme Collage

July 13 - 17, Sat - Wed, 10 - 4 pm, $850 (4 spots left)
Location: Portland, Oregon

Most people think of a collage as having a flat surface, but you can do so much more -- especially with wax! Some of the more memorable things I have helped people incorporate into their paintings include half of a chicken egg, a long dead (and very large!) spider, a flock of plastic birds, and an impressive variety of rusty metal gears.

So what do you have in mind? Join me to drill, fill, pour, wrap, tie, bind, burn, scrunch, and punch our way into something that speaks to you in new ways.

From the dark and mysterious to the not so serious, we will take your encaustic collage in brave new directions during this intensive 5-day workshop in my private Portland Oregon studio. I'll also answer questions throughout the class on finishing, framing, signing and shipping your work.

I keep my class sizes very small so everyone can work at their own pace within a community of supportive artists. All of my Wax Week workshops are easily accessible for someone with little or no experience working with encaustic, but I'll also challenge more experienced artists by offering rich, personalized instruction.

Most supplies will be provided including encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, paper, small boards, and basic encaustic tools. You will be asked to bring at least 2 supports of your choice no larger than about 11 x 14 and a few interesting collage materials to add to our shared stash. After registration you'll receive detailed information as well as suggestions for optional items to bring.

About 2 months before class starts I'll invite everyone to join a private Facebook group to share ideas and photos of materials you're planning to bring so we can start planning for our week together.

These 5-day classes give you time to get into the rhythm of creating every day and taking your art in new directions or deepening what you've already started. Space is limited to 6 students and classes tend to fill very quickly.

Lodging and Transportation

Traveling to join us? If you're not from Portland, here's a list of hotels, transportation options and sightseeing.

How To Register

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.

If you need to split the fee into more than one payment, you can make a deposit to hold your space then arrange payments with me.

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Can't pay the full registration fee right now?

If you don't want to miss this class but can't pay the full registration fee right now you can pay a $250 deposit to hold your spot and I'll contact you to arrange a payment schedule. Full payment is due at least 60 days before the class begins.

Wax Week Deposit:

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 start date of the class. 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.

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Cancellation and Liability Policies

  • Cancellation at least 60 days before the class date = full refund minus $100 cancellation fee or you may change to another class.
  • Cancellation less than 60 days before the class date = full refund minus a $150 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.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@
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