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Wax Weekend: Luminous Landscapes

March 30-31, Sat-Sun, 10-4 pm, $385 (2 spots left)
Location: Portland, Oregon

In this 2-day class we'll focus on creating Luminous Landscapes pairing encaustic paint with a wide variety of materials. We'll use whatever media we need to create your vision, and working in small groups in my studio makes that possible. We might use pastels, graphite, ink, wax crayons or pigment sticks to achieve a certain look, so we'll discuss whatever methods and media that make sense for your painting.

Students will be asked to bring a couple of reference photos for inspiration, just to give you a starting point. Realism isn't our goal, it's more to convey a sense of place.

All of my Wax Weekend workshops are easily accessible for someone with little or no experience in working with encaustic, but will also offer rich, personalized instruction for those who have more experience. I keep my class sizes very small so everyone can learn at their own pace. This allows me to help introduce beginners to this new medium and still challenge more experienced artists with advanced tips and techniques.

Most supplies will be provided including encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, paper, boards, and basic encaustic tools. Students are asked to bring one additional panel up to 9 x 12". This will allow you to choose the size and configuration that works best for your vision. You will receive detailed information as well as a list of optional items upon registration. Space is limited to 6 students and classes tend to fill very quickly.

Hotels and Transportation

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

Here's What We'll Cover:
  • Creating an Imaginary Landscape
  • Planning Your Painting
  • Options for Under Painting
  • Creating Depth in Your Work
  • Adding Details with Surface Work
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.
Register now (pay in full):

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 30 days before the class date = full refund minus $75 cancellation fee or you may apply your payment to another class.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the class date = full refund minus a $100 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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