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Wax Week: Photo Encaustic & Texture

Dates TBD?/May 9-13, 2020. 5-days, Sat-Wed, 10-4, $950

Every year I hear from artists looking for a more immersive experience than just a single day encaustic class. With this in mind I offer 5-day intensive workshops that combine some of my most popular classes with new techniques that will keep you creating new work for years to come.

In this class we'll combine encaustic with photography while focusing on hand coloring your personal photographs. I'll demonstrate how to use encaustic paint and other media including pastels, pigment sticks, and special artists crayons. We'll also enhance your paintings using collage, and add depth to your work by building up texture, as you discover your own unique combination of these creative processes.

This workshop is easily accessible for someone with little or no background in working with encaustic, but will also offer rich, personalized instruction for those who have more experience. I keep my class sizes very small, a maximum of 6 students, 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.

Choose to give yourself this dedicated time to explore your creative photography! Surrounded by other artists in a professional studio, you'll finally be able to bring together your ideas and techniques to create work unique to your vision. We'll also discuss finishing, framing, signing, and shipping your work, plus how to set up your studio at home so you can continue creating after you return home full of new ideas!

Most supplies will be provided including all encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, paper, small boards, and basic encaustic tools. You will be asked to bring a few panels of your choice for additional experimentation.

I'll have some photographs available for you use in class so you won't have to worry about preparing any images if you prefer not to, but about 2 months before class begins I will send instructions on how to prepare your own imagery. Space is limited to 6 students and classes tend to fill very quickly.

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How To Register

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

Register for Wax Week: Photo Encaustic
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 $275 deposit to hold your spot and pay the rest in 3 equal payments of $225. When I receive your deposit 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 $150 cancellation fee or you may change to another class.
  • Cancellation less than 60 days before the class date = full refund minus a $200 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.

Instructor Linda Robertson

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@
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