I am fully vaccinated! Class will be held in my private studio in NE Portland and will be held following CDC COVID-19 protocols. To keep everyone safer, everyone who enters my studio must show proof of vaccination, and cannot participate in classes until two weeks after their final shot.

Following the recently updated mandates, masks will be required inside and 2 artists will share a 6 foot table and one hotplate just like we used to. There may be up to 5 students in each class. I look forward to welcoming you back into my studio!

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've taught live workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada, and am the author of the Embracing Encaustic book series. Now I'm offering my workshops online through unique creative communities and private or group mentoring.

Painting With Fire: 52 Week Online Course
Start immediately! All levels welcome

I'm thrilled to be an instructor for Painting With Fire, a year-long art course devoted to encaustic painting.

- You'll receive one lesson a week for a year
- Delivered on video so you can watch anytime
- You get lifetime access
- 50+ hours of video from 26 instructors
- Private Facebook group to ask questions and meet other artists

FIND OUT MORE, and join an amazing group of instructors!

Introduction to Encaustic & Collage
Saturday, August 21, 2021
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

Introduction to Painting with Cold Wax
Saturday, August 28, 2021 (2 spots left)
All levels welcome

Traditionally cold wax, which is a soft paste of beeswax with a little solvent, is mixed with oil paint and applied to a panel with a variety of tools. It has a fascinating look all its own, and layering properties that are somewhat similar to encaustic. You can build up layers and scrape them back to reveal what's underneath, and you can even include collage and drawing transfers in these paintings.

I'll have lots of materials available for you to experiment with. Join me to expand your ideas on how to use wax in your paintings! Learn more and register here

Taming Water NEW!
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Intermediate level class

Join me for this exciting new workshop where I will share my secrets for how to capture the spirit of one of my favorite things to paint: water.

I'll demonstrate how I choose my colors of encaustic paint, work with layers of encaustic medium, when and where to add pigment sticks. You are welcome to use collage and other materials if you already know how to use them. I can't wait to see what you create with me!

Learn more and register here

Taming Skies NEW!
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Intermediate level class

A dramatic sunset or turbulent storm will always catch my attention, but I also enjoy the more subtle skies and clouds as I go through my day. In this workshop I'll share two of my favorite methods for painting skies, and and how I often combine encaustic paint with pigment sticks to create these special spaces.

Feel free to bring images for inspiration, but realism isn't our goal. We'll try to capture the feeling of the place. Or you can skip bringing any images and make it up as you go along!

Learn more and register here

Photo Encaustic Community: Your Magical Lens - Online
Next sessions start Oct. 2, 2021
Online/Zoom, Intermediate Level

In this adventurous online community, we'll combine encaustic and mixed media with your personal photographs. We'll concentrate on the techniques I find most useful, including hand coloring before and after waxing, and reworking parts of your photographs as collage elements with additions of texture and translucency.

If you're feeling like you can't seem to move forward on your own, there's a reason for that. You need dedicated time to explore your art. During Your Magical Lens, you'll be setting aside time each week to do just that.

Find out more and register here. I hope you'll join us!

Robertson Workshops Encaustic Videos

Are you having trouble working with encaustic on your own? I've got you covered with video workshops in encaustic painting and texture, collage, shellac, image transfers, stencils, and colorful wax scrolls.

View my online class listings to see preview videos for each workshop.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@ lindarobertsonarts.com
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