Encaustic Workshops

Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep, and translucent, with a glow that seems to emanate from within.

I offer a wide variety of beginning and intermediate workshops throughout the year in my private studio in Portland, Oregon.

Encaustic Workshops in Portland, Oregon

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Festive Photo Ornaments
Saturday, November 5, 1 - 4 pm (full)
Saturday, December 3, 1 - 4 pm
All levels welcome

Join me to create unique holiday photo ornaments to decorate your own home or to give as gifts. These are easy to make and will also give you a nice introduction to working with wax. Bring your favorite photographs and drawings to personalize your projects. Learn more and register here

Paper Lanterns with Encaustic Monotypes
Sunday, November 6, 10 am - 4 pm
All levels welcome

In this quick and easy 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.

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. Use your favorite prints to make beautiful paper lanterns, ready to be illuminated with a votive candle! All levels welcome. Learn more and register here

Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Saturday, November 12, Noon - 3 pm, $100
All levels welcome

In this basic introduction to working with wax, you'll learn how to lay down the wax without air bubbles and get a smooth finish, as well as how to add some texture.

I'll have lots of materials available for you to play with, and you can work in any style of painting you choose. Learn more and register here

Introduction to Encaustic & Collage
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm
All levels welcome

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. Learn more and register here

Encaustic Paint Party/Open Studio
Most 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1 - 4 pm
Intermediate level class

Do you ever feel isolated while creating work in your home studio? Or maybe you have such limited space to work that sometimes it doesn't seem worth it to even set it all up? I know this feeling because my first "studio" was my dining room table. My Paint Party open studio sessions address these issues while giving you a fun community of artists to work with on a regular basis. This is an intermediate level class for artists who have taken at least 2 classes with me. Learn more and register here

Special Standby Studio for Returning Students

Many artists have limited space to set up for encaustic painting at home so now you can come paint with me through my Standby Studio option. With Standby Studio you can join any class you have already taken for half price, and either participate in the class or use it as an open studio day to work on your own. Another option is to join one of my Paint Party sessions.

Private Consulting & Painting Sessions

Do you need help planning a project or fixing a specific technical problem that's not covered by one of my classes? I now offer private consultations and assisted painting sessions a few days a month to fit your schedule. All levels welcome. Learn more and register here

Encaustic Workshops Online
Don't live near Oregon? Check out my new online encaustic classes at RobertsonWorkshops.com.

  • Learn online through a series of videos

  • One year of access starting the moment you purchase the class

You can view our online class listings to see preview videos for each class.

Gift Certificates are now available for my studio classes! Choose an option below and I'll email you a beautiful gift certificate to print out for the lucky recipient. These gift certificates can be used for any class I teach in my private studio and all materials are included for most classes.

Gift Certificates
Name of Recipient
If you are looking for gift certificates for my online encaustic classes, please contact me at waxx @lindarobertsonarts.com with the name of the receipient and which classes or dollar amount you'd like to give.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@ lindarobertsonarts.com
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